Mets Thoughts

Moneyball Movie Review

An article by posted on September 26, 2011 0 Comments

Walking into the movie theater to see Moneyball, I had my doubts. Will this capture what the book is about? How can Brad Pitt play a hot-head GM like Billy Beane? Is this going to be another Hollywood interpretation of the true essence of sports? To say the least, I had my doubts. I had very low […]

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Why Is Right Field A Black Hole For The Mets?

An article by posted on September 26, 2011 0 Comments

In recent Memory Right field has been a position that the Mets have been searching to solidify, but continue to come up empty. Guys towards the end of their careers such as Shawn Green, Derek Bell, Gary Sheffield and Jeromy Burnitz have manned the position over the last decade.  Also during that time the Mets have tried their hand at […]

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Game Preview: Reds vs Mets

An article by posted on September 26, 2011 0 Comments

The Mets and Reds open up the last series of the 2011 season tonight as the Mets look to end the season on a strong note. Yesterday, the Mets dropped the series finale to the Phillies, after taking the two previous games. Tonight Schwinden gets the start for the Mets as he takes on Bailey […]

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Hits and Misses: Prince Fielder, CBP, AFL, Super Bowl Predictions

An article by posted on September 25, 2011 0 Comments
Hits and Misses: Prince Fielder, CBP, AFL, Super Bowl Predictions

The Prince of New York It’s amazing how often I see or hear Prince Fielder’s name pop up as a potential target for the Mets this offseason. I get the fascination of course, what’s not to like? But what bugs me is how willing everyone is to brush aside Ike Davis as if he’s a […]

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MMO Flashback: The Worst Way For The Mets To Lose A No-Hitter

An article by posted on September 25, 2011 0 Comments

In honor of R.A. Dickey’s near no-hitter last night, I decided to dig into our archives and pull out this gem – pitched by Ed Leyro on March 13, 2010. Enjoy reading it! Every young boy with aspirations of being a major league pitcher dreams of tossing a no-hitter. The thrill of recording out #27 […]

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Mets Hand Phillies Eighth Straight Loss, How Sweep It Is!

An article by posted on September 24, 2011 0 Comments
Mets Hand Phillies Eighth Straight Loss, How Sweep It Is!

On Saturday, the New York Mets completed a doubleheader sweep of the Philadelphia Phillies and handed the NL East champions their eighth straight loss. Game 1 – Mets 2, Phillies 1 R.A. Dickey got everyone’s attention when he took a no-hit bid into the seventh inning. Center fielder Shane Victorino broke it up with a hard […]

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What To Do With Daniel Murphy?

An article by posted on September 24, 2011 0 Comments
What To Do With Daniel Murphy?

As most of you know, Daniel Murphy has proven himself to be asset with the bat in 2011, hitting .320 with 28 doubles and 49 RBIs, but has yet to find the proper position. Since his arrival to the show in 2008, we have seen Murphy jump around from 3rd base to left field to 1st base […]

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(Updated) A Breakdown Of The Moneyball Mets?

An article by posted on September 23, 2011 0 Comments
(Updated) A Breakdown Of The Moneyball Mets?

Here is a break down of David Lennon’s “Moneyball Mets” and where each player with 20 or more at-bats ranks in On-Base Percentage (OBP). I also included the team and league average. UPDATED: I added a chart that shows Left on Base, and RISP Left on Base…. UPDATED: Runs and RBI’s per game…

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Thoughts On Rushing Pitching Prospects and Rule 5

An article by posted on September 23, 2011 0 Comments

One of our readers emailed me this post on MetsBlog a few minutes ago and asked me what my thoughts were on potentially adding Jeurys Familia, Zack Wheeler, Jenrry Mejia or Matt Harvey to the Mets 40-man roster. Michael Baron wrote: On Tuesday, Sandy Alderson said he might have to add some players from the […]

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Shut Up With The “Moneyball Mets”!

An article by posted on September 23, 2011 0 Comments

I came across a piece yesterday (linked by Craig Lerner in his article) by Dave Lennon of Newsday that caught my eye. Is the ”Moneyball” approach paying off for the Mets? In some respects, the answer to that question is yes, as they have climbed to the top of the National League in targeted offensive categories […]

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