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MMO Fan Shot: Is The Tide Shifting For Fred Wilpon?

An article by posted on January 31, 2012 0 Comments
MMO Fan Shot: Is The Tide Shifting For Fred Wilpon?

If you had asked me twelve months ago if the Wilpons should sell the Mets, I’d have been pretty emphatic in my support. In the six months that followed, new reports surfaced describing the debt the Mets were in and it seemed that number grew by $100 million from each report to the next. The […]

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MMO Fan Shot: My Tribute To Jose Reyes

An article by posted on December 8, 2011 0 Comments
MMO Fan Shot: My Tribute To Jose Reyes

I still remember the day Jose Reyes began his Mets career. June 10, 2003. It was my 20th birthday. Reyes was 19, one day shy of turning 20 himself. He was the first major leaguer I ever saw who was born after me. This would become part of his lure to me and my younger […]

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Balance Is The Key To The New CBA

An article by posted on November 30, 2011 0 Comments
Balance Is The Key To The New CBA

While details about the new CBA are still coming in, it seems one thing is quite apparent about this new deal. It was an exercise in balancing the inequities in the league. It starts off by balancing the AL and NL to have the same number of teams. While this does not appear to have […]

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MMO Fan Shot: Smart Spending, Saving Money and Long Term Planning

An article by posted on November 16, 2011 0 Comments
MMO Fan Shot: Smart Spending, Saving Money and Long Term Planning

It is said over and over again that the problem with the Mets is a combination of financial difficulties coupled with unwise spending and negligence in development of youth needed to build a winning franchise. There is some truth in all of this the only question seems to be in the perception of how bad […]

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MMO Fan Shot: A Hall Of A Comparison!

An article by posted on November 9, 2011 0 Comments

Here is a tale of two players… Let’s start off with career averages in some key Categories:   Career Averages per Season G PA RS H BA OBP SLG Player A 108 471 81.3 107.8 0.279 0.401 0.419 Player B 116 537 81.6 144.4 0.290 0.336 0.432 Here is the thing about this comparison. Both […]

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MMO Fan Shot: If It Sounds Like A Duck And Walks Like A Duck…

An article by posted on November 8, 2011 0 Comments

It’s all about the money! Seems everyone is convinced that not making an offer to Jose Reyes is the smart play. I question that thinking because an offer not made is merely an offer that can not be accepted, Nothing more. If the fear is another team is going to outbid you well they are […]

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Fan Shot: Seems Like Old Times

An article by posted on October 29, 2011 0 Comments
Fan Shot: Seems Like Old Times

While the Mets embark upon a future that may not include all-star shortstop and fan favorite Jose Reyes, I can’t help but notice how oddly familiar this all seems. The drama of potentially losing the face of the franchise and the intense media build-up leading up to his final moments, is something that many of […]

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R.I.P. Moneyball Part II –The UNDERVALUED STAT!

An article by posted on October 17, 2011 0 Comments

Having explained more precisely what the central GOAL of Moneyball is (Save Money) I thought it might be good to talk about what it actually says it did and why it did what it did from the Statistical Analysis point of view. Moneyball, as was stated previously, used Statistical analysis to find an UNDERVALUED METRIC […]

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R.I.P. Moneyball

An article by posted on October 13, 2011 0 Comments
R.I.P. Moneyball

I think it is time to talk about what Moneyball ACTUALLY means and to show some of those who claim to have read the book what the book is all about. Apparently, reading doesn’t always lead to UNDERSTANDING. I have read the book, it was interesting to learn about the little known “behind the scenes” process of […]

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Does OPS Correlate Better To Runs Scored Than RBI?

An article by posted on October 3, 2011 0 Comments
Does OPS Correlate Better To Runs Scored Than RBI?

I’m sure regular readers here are familiar with the debate between XtreemIcon and me regarding the relevance of On-Base Percentage (OBP) and Slugging Percentage (SLG) compared to Runs Batted In (RBI) as it correlates to Runs Scored (RS). Now that the season is done I thought it was worth looking at the actual data to see what really […]

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