Over the next few weeks I’m going to challenge you with questions that veer a little bit into the Sabermetric side of things or as I like to call them Advanced Metrics. Nothing too crazy, but these are stats I incorporate quite liberally in my articles the last few years. FIP or Fielding Independent Pitching […]
William Botchway has been a die-hard Mets fan since 2005 with a love of player development. He writes for a few sports sites, and all of his work can also be found on his personal blog, New York Sports Plus. In a few months, William will be heading down south for his freshman year at Davidson College.
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On January 31, when I first discovered that I had been admitted to Davidson College, I was obviously elated that I was given the opportunity to attend my first choice school. However, it only took an hour or so for the reality to hit me, that I was actually going to uproot myself from New […]
It’s officially trade season, ladies and gentlemen. The All-Star break has come and gone, which means that soon it’s time for teams to truthfully evaluate where they are this season. Sandy Alderson was right in saying that the trade market is only beginning to materialize at this point in the season, because no matter how […]
If you’re reading this, it’s too late. (Is that a copyright infringement? Probably. What can they possibly do to me, I’m still a minor.) Here are my division by division previews. As always, when I give best and worst case scenarios, I’m assuming the general health of their roster. Enjoy. AL EAST 1. Baltimore Orioles […]
This is an article I wrote exactly 365 days ago, when the Mets initially traded John Buck and Marlon Byrd to the Pittsburgh Pirates in exchange for Dilson Herrera and a player to be named later, which turned out to be Vic Black. As you can see, I was a huge fan of the trade […]
As the New York Mets near the end of their ongoing rebuilding process, it’s time for Sandy Alderson to re-evaluate the entire team and see who can help the team on a day to day basis over the next few years. Once that task is completed, it’s time for the front office to work to […]