For starters let’s all take a moment to thank the baseball God’s that Matt Cain is not pitching in this series, and because of that David Wright shouldn’t have to answer more than 1 question about the head hunting incident. *pause* End scene. So moving on, the NY Mets stumble home and do their best impersonations of a 2 a.m. “walk of shame.” This series against the Giants begins an absolutely brutal stretch of games […]
There’s no possible way I could’ve let this go without a quick blog. This is for all of those fans out there that have called sabermetrics crap when referencing OBP. I still don’t get that really since OBP wasn’t invented with sabermetrics. ESPN did a poll of 100 MLB Players. They asked the players 20 quick questions, allowing them to remain anonymous. Now for the readers out there that say they never look at OBP, […]
Today you’re going to hear a lot about Rod Barajas’ On Base Percentage. Let me start by saying, I am and will be a 100% supporter of Barajas. He does a lot of things that a stat cannot tell you. If the only options were Barajas or Molina, Molina is obviously better defensively but Barajas seems to fit this team quite nicely. With that said, when you rely solely on team chemistry to guide you […]
Up until a few days ago, we Mets fans were in heaven on earth. Mets in first, Yanks in 2nd. How could it be any better? I never really understood the fascination with caring about the Yankees record to be honest. I don’t get giddy over the Subway Series either. I worry about Philadelphia-Atlanta-Florida-Washington. I will say this though; I kind of enjoy this Javier Vazquez saga. I mean, we all know the Yankees are […]
You know as if I didn’t wake up today in a worse mood. I’m an NHL Penguins fan and a Mets fan of course, so yesterday was on all accounts, a bad sports day. Today, I read two posts on our site describing in great detail why basically Jerry Manuel deserves to take the heat for yesterday’s loss. I have gone to other sites, seen the same thing, and I am sure without tuning into […]
So here we are, less than 24 hours removed from as tough of a loss to swallow as any we’ve had so far in 2010. There is one positive thing to note from Sunday’s loss. We don’t have to listen to Miller & Morgan talk about the Mets until the Yankees come to town on May 23rd. Nor do we have to listen to McCarver any time soon. Just a nice heaping serving of our […]
There are few things in life I dislike more than Philadelphia sports teams. I dislike the guy who tells a little kid there’s no Santa less than I dislike Philly sports teams. I dislike Global Warming less than I dislike Philly teams. I dislike close-talkers less than I dislike Philly sports teams. I find Yanni and Desperate Housewives to be more likeable… than Philly sports teams. Finally, yes…I even dislike the NY Yankees LESS than I dislike Philly […]
Before you jump to post a comment about how you hate Sabermetrics, or how you find them useless. Please at least read this? For starters, I’m terrible at Math. It was my worst subject in school, and I literally had zero interest in it unless it revolved around baseball stats. I don’t read about Sabermetrics, I don’t go to church on Sunday and pray to the God that is Bill James, and I don’t think […]
Jeez, I almost forgot that it was my job to write series previews! Talk about having to get used to that and quick! Luckily for me and my responsibilities here, the Mets were rained out last night after a rain shortened victory against the Atlanta Braves. Man, is there nothing worse than a rain out? The only positive thing was I got to bang through a bunch of TV Shows we have on DVR. Between […]
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