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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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MMO Fan Shot: Pinky and The Brain

An article by posted on September 30, 2011 0 Comments
MMO Fan Shot: Pinky and The Brain

For the purposes of my little demonstration, former Mets GM Omar Minaya will be cast in the role of Pinky, while world-renowned genius Sandy Alderson assumes the role of The Brain. Sandy Alderson – Last six seasons as a GM New York Mets 2011 – 77-85 Oakland A’s 1997 – 65-97 1996 – 78-84 1995 – […]

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MMO Fan Shot: It’s Not Winning or Losing, It’s How You Play The Game!

An article by posted on September 29, 2011 0 Comments
MMO Fan Shot: It’s Not Winning or Losing, It’s How You Play The Game!

Many a little leaguer has heard that phrase after a tough loss or season. Is it just the platitude of an overprotective adult, not wanting to see kids in pain and trying to shield them from the disappointment that real life often brings-  or is it actually true? Some folks will simplistically look at our […]

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Building A Contender: How Far Away Are We?

An article by posted on September 21, 2011 0 Comments
Building A Contender: How Far Away Are We?

I recently made a joke in the comments to a piece that Brandon Butler did about what our priorities should be in the offseason after settling the Reyes Issue which will be front and center. I thought I should expand on what I said and show the facts to justify my opinion. Basically I said the offseason focus should […]

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Economics 101: The Met Financial Situation

An article by posted on September 12, 2011 0 Comments
Economics 101: The Met Financial Situation

There is a great deal of discussion about the Met and Wilpon financial situation. Unfortunately most of the discussion is uninformed and based on erroneous supposition.  Let’s get those facts out of the way! 1 – The Wilpons and other Sterling family members claim that they had about 500Mil still invested in the Madoff fund […]

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MMO Fan Shot – Proud To Be A Mets Fan

An article by posted on August 12, 2011 0 Comments
MMO Fan Shot – Proud To Be A Mets Fan

It’s not easy being a Mets fan. Living in the New York area you’re constantly surrounded by Yankee fans who are more than willing to tell you about their 27 championships and how great their team is. The problem has been, especially in the last 20 years, that it has been hard to argue that […]

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MMO Fan Shot – Believing and Quitting Make Strange Bedfellows

An article by posted on August 7, 2011 0 Comments
MMO Fan Shot – Believing and Quitting Make Strange Bedfellows

Once upon a time, on a hot August 6th day, our beloved NY Mets were nine games out of the playoffs. Not the Wildcard – there was no wildcard back then. In fact there was no Central Division either. Only two teams would make it to the playoffs each season and have a chance to face the […]

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It Will Be Years Before We Know Omar Minaya’s Legacy

An article by posted on August 5, 2011 0 Comments
It Will Be Years Before We Know Omar Minaya’s Legacy

The arrival of Sandy Alderson has stirred up many heated debates on the legacy of Omar Minaya. There are those who blame the former GM for everything that went wrong including that wicked Wainwright curveball. Then there’s the other side who lay the blame on all the ill-fated injuries or just plain old bad luck. The […]

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Savannah Sand Gnats – Team Report – Stretch Run Edition

An article by posted on August 4, 2011 0 Comments
Savannah Sand Gnats – Team Report – Stretch Run Edition

With a little over a month to go in the Savannah Sand Gnats season, the Mets affiliate in the low A, South Atlantic League, find themselves solidly in first place in the Southern Division. As first half winners of the division, they are guaranteed a playoff berth, and they have a 3.0 game lead in […]

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