Mets Thoughts

Yu Darvish over Jose Reyes?

An article by posted on October 5, 2011 0 Comments
Yu Darvish over Jose Reyes?

This offseason the expectation is that Japan’s Nippon Ham Fighters will post Yu Darvish. All 30 MLB teams will have the chance to submit bids for his services. Ever since Darvish name really became well known in America scouts have been raving about his talents. I’ve heard people say he could very well be one […]

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Johan Santana Will Finish Rehab Program Saturday

An article by posted on October 5, 2011 0 Comments
Johan Santana Will Finish Rehab Program Saturday

The New York Mets announced today that lefthanded pitcher Johan Santana will finish his active rehabilitation program for the year on Saturday, October 8, when the Mets’ 2011 Instructional League concludes.  Santana threw 4.0 innings in an Instructional League game on Friday, September 30, but will not see any further Instructional League game action. He […]

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No Thanks To C.J.

An article by posted on October 4, 2011 0 Comments

As I slowly get myself back into the mix here at MMO, I’m starting to realize there is an absolutely ridiculous campaign going on for the Mets to pursue C.J. Wilson in free agency. I think what bothers me the most about where our fan base is right now is the love affair with doing […]

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From Left Field: Who Are You Rooting For This Postseason?

An article by posted on October 4, 2011 0 Comments
From Left Field: Who Are You Rooting For This Postseason?

Well, as we all know, our beloved New York Mets have missed the playoffs for the fifth straight season. I’m not sure about many of you, but even with the Mets done for the year, I still watch a ton of postseason baseball. There have been some great games so far, and it’s looking like […]

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And Here’s To You, Mr. Alderson

An article by posted on October 4, 2011 0 Comments
And Here’s To You, Mr. Alderson

Mr. Alderson (Sing to the tune of Mrs. Robinson by Simon and Garfunkel) And here’s to you, Mr. Alderson Freddie loves you more than you will know (Wo, wo, wo) Cut payroll please, Mr. Alderson It doesn’t really matter how we play (Hey, hey, hey…hey, hey, hey) We’d like to have you spend a lot […]

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Arizona Fall League Opens

An article by posted on October 4, 2011 0 Comments
Arizona Fall League Opens

The Arizona Fall League starts it’s 2011 season today, and the Mets have changed their minds on several player assignments to their affiliated team the Peoria Javelinas. They have assigned outfielder Juan Lagares, third-baseman Jefry Marte, and shortstop Wilfredo Tovar, as was previously announced. The Mets have also sent to Arizona, catcher Juan Centeno who spent the 2011 […]

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Should The Mets Sign C.J. Wilson Instead Of Jose Reyes?

An article by posted on October 4, 2011 0 Comments
Should The Mets Sign C.J. Wilson Instead Of Jose Reyes?

Looking over the stats, the Mets had one of the better offensive clubs in the National League, but also put together just about the worst pitching staff. With everyone speculating every which way to acquire pitching while re-signing Jose Reyes, I say: If the Mets really need pitching THAT badly -which they do-, why not let Reyes walk and sign C.J. Wilson instead? […]

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As Brewers Take 2-0 Lead In NLDS, GM Melvin Comes Down Hard On Sabermetrics

An article by posted on October 3, 2011 0 Comments
As Brewers Take 2-0 Lead In NLDS, GM Melvin Comes Down Hard On Sabermetrics

As the Brewers find themselves with a 2-0 lead in the NLDS and on the verge of advancing to the NLCS, consider these comments General Manager Doug Melvin made two weeks ago regarding sabermetrics. “I think there’s a point where people are looking to find the new stat. It’s like going into a science lab […]

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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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B.J. Upton For Daniel Murphy?

An article by posted on October 2, 2011 0 Comments

The season is over. Once again the Mets failed to reach the postseason. Nothing new, and certainly not surprising. Time to start looking toward the offseason. Would B.J. Upton make sense in CF for the New York Mets in 2012? Centerfield will be a wide open position for the Mets in 2012. While I don’t […]

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