Part three of our foray into sabermetrics is pitching. What pitching metrics exist? And how could they better define performance than the statistics we use now? Individual pitching performance is somewhat difficult to ascertain because the traditional stats we’ve been using still remain very defense and bullpen dependant. Win-loss record isn’t very telling. We don’t have to go much further than the ace of the New York Mets to realize that. This year’s American League Cy [...]
Trolling Fangraphs today, as I am wont to do, I came across a brilliant piece by a contributor of theirs named Matt Klaassen. It’s a yearly award “given to the player whose Runs Batted In most exaggerates his actual offensive value.” It’s such a simple formula, my first thought was self-deprecating, as I was mad for not thinking it up myself, especially in light of some of the past debates on MMO. In Klaassen’s words, his method [...]
I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving weekend. I spent the whole weekend with both sides of my family and had a great time. I went shopping on Friday and did some Albert Pujols-like damage to my holiday shopping list. But now back to the grind. I explored some of the more common offensive metrics used by sabermetricians in my first post, and I’d like to talk about defensive metrics this time, namely the most [...]
El Nuevo Dia, a Puerto Rican newspaper, has reported the Mets and Diamondbacks are in talks over a blockbuster deal that would send Reyes, Beltran and Mejia to the desert for Justin Upton and Stephen Drew. I can’t read Spanish, but I didn’t notice any other names involved in the trade (the article mentions Wright, but I’m betting in passing, not as part of any deal). This makes perfect sense for the D-Backs, as they would [...]
Adam Rubin had the chance to speak with three young Mets who all spent the 2010 seasons split amongst the Mets and the minor leagues. Here’s the skinny on Collins from Dillon Gee, Josh Thole and Nick Evans. Mouth of babes, indeed. “He was constantly pulling for guys. Very positive,” Thole said. “When I was in Buffalo and I was going through that struggle [a 1-24 start], when he came into town, he was kind [...]
I’m not in the business of offering up trade proposals, as I find they are either ridiculously one-sided (I read recently on this blog Duda, F-Mart and a minor league pitcher could get Justin Upton here) and/or unrealistic (the D-Backs need pitching, not more outfielders). But what I can do is look at the Rangers roster and see which of their young players would fit on the Mets and/or who they might be willing to [...]
Greetings, MMO. Regulars will recognize my posts, but this is my first blog. Thanks to Joe D. and the MMO hierarchy for allowing me the opportunity. I’ve been brought on mostly due to my understanding of sabermetrics, and as the Mets move forward into a new era with a new front office and new theories and ideas, it is my hope that I can be somewhat of a liaison between what you hear and what [...]
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