Jeffrey Bellone

Jeffrey Bellone is a diehard Mets fan who lives in Connecticut with his beautiful wife and daughter. He can also be found writing about baseball at Beyond the Box Score.

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Taking a Look at Mets Prospects Over Time

An article by posted on February 26, 2015 0 Comments
Taking a Look at Mets Prospects Over Time

It’s that time of year when prospects can find their names on the same jerseys being issued to major league players. Spring Training makes everyone look like a big leaguer, as seasoned veterans and bubble-gum chewing minor leaguers meet under the Florida sun. It’s also that time on the calendar when prospect lists are plentiful. Perhaps […]

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Keep Dillon Gee As A Reliever?

An article by posted on February 5, 2015 0 Comments
Keep Dillon Gee As A Reliever?

You can never have too much pitching. Unless you are the Mets apparently. With a growing crop of young arms, the Mets enter the 2015 season with a good problem to have. They have more starters than rotation spots, a log-jam that will only get more crowded as the season progresses and the likes of […]

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Pitching to the Defense

An article by posted on February 3, 2015 0 Comments
Pitching to the Defense

A lot of consideration is made on how a pitcher performs independent of his defense. If two pitchers produce the exact same ball in play – a ground ball to the right of the shortstop – the outcome may differ depending on how adroit that shortstop is at making the play. Therefore, statistics are calculated […]

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The Value of a Wright Return

An article by posted on February 2, 2015 0 Comments
The Value of a Wright Return

Even a casual onlooker could identify the next two points concerning the Mets, as the team tries to improve from last season to this season. The Mets still need a shortstop. David Wright needs to bounce back from a sub-par season. For the diehard fans, these points have been analyzed over and over again. On […]

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Featured Post: A Puzzling Asking Price and Return for Gregorius

An article by posted on December 7, 2014 0 Comments
Featured Post: A Puzzling Asking Price and Return for Gregorius

The Yankees decided to swoop in and get themselves a shortstop this week, something that seems impossible for the New York Mets. What is confusing is the return for Didi Gregorius. As David Lennon tweeted out, the asking price to the Mets centered on Noah Syndergaard. That was confirmed tonight when Sandy Alderson spoke to […]

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Citi Field is Not for Craig Breslow

An article by posted on December 7, 2014 0 Comments
Citi Field is Not for Craig Breslow

As the Winter Meetings approach, we know that the Mets are interested in left-handed smart guy, Craig Breslow. The Yale alum pitched to a staggering 5.96 ERA in Boston last season over 54.1 innings of relief work. Of course, this followed a much more impressive campaign in 2013 when his ERA was a microscopic 1.81 […]

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Who would you protect if there was another expansion draft?

An article by posted on July 25, 2014 0 Comments
Who would you protect if there was another expansion draft?

Thanks to this post on reddit, the writers over at Beyond the Box Score came up with the idea of conducting a mock expansion draft. That means, as a first step, for all 30 teams, each writer needs to select the list of 15 players they would protect as acting general manager. Any player left off […]

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Are Gee’s Struggles Because of Mechanics?

An article by posted on July 25, 2014 0 Comments
Are Gee’s Struggles Because of Mechanics?

Dillon Gee has made three starts since returning from the disabled list, and after last night’s beating at the hands of the Brewers, two of them have been bad. In his past two starts, Gee has allowed ten earned runs over ten innings, struggling to keep the ball in the ballpark, having allowed three home […]

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The Mets Against Grooved Pitches

An article by posted on July 17, 2014 0 Comments
The Mets Against Grooved Pitches

When there is no real baseball for four days, stories like Adam Wainwright grooving a pitch to Derek Jeter in the All-Star game has legs. The game is an exhibition, except it is not, since now home field advantage in the World Series is decided by the winner. Really, it’s just silly, and baseball’s attempt […]

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At 45-50, Do The Mets Have Hope?

An article by posted on July 16, 2014 0 Comments
At 45-50, Do The Mets Have Hope?

It’s the Wednesday after the All-Star game, and there’s no baseball, only dreaming. For the majority of teams, the ones not condemned to last place, or somewhere close to it, there is renewed hope coming out of the break, sort of a second Opening Day. The Mets created this hope for themselves with an impressive […]

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