Mets Thoughts

Time To Get Our Batting Order In Order Again

An article by posted on May 7, 2010 0 Comments

Talk about a bummer of a road trip… The only good part of it was yesterday’s get-away day. I’m totally excited about the Mets coming home to begin weekend series against the San Francisco Giants, but I’d be lying if I said I didn’t have some inhibitions about Mike Pelfrey and Johan Santana based on […]

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Beasts of the East

An article by posted on May 7, 2010 0 Comments

The Mets created a lot of goodwill with their loyal fans after a 9-1 homestand late in April.  It certainly seemed as though some things were working: Ike Davis was called up and created an impression on the team and the fanbase, Jose Reyes moved his spot in the lineup and it seemed to work […]

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Jason Bay: Rich Man, Poor Numbers

An article by posted on May 7, 2010 0 Comments

When Jason Bay signed his four-year, $66 million contract to play left field for the Mets, it was believed that he would provide the booming bat needed by the Mets that was sorely missed last season.  After all, Daniel Murphy led the team with a measly 12 home runs, while Bay hit three times that […]

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The Wright Stuff

An article by posted on May 6, 2010 0 Comments
The Wright Stuff

When I filled out some paperwork for Joe D. I named David Wright as my favorite Met player.   I always say that, but I rarely discuss why  – it’s just so simple – he’s an all around good guy and good ballplayer.  David Allen Wright who plays third base for the New York Mets was born in […]

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SaberMETrics: ESPN Poll, Batting Average v. OBP

An article by posted on May 6, 2010 0 Comments

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 […]

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Niese Struggles, Mets Lose 5-4 in Extras…

An article by posted on May 6, 2010 0 Comments

Jonathon Niese was hit hard, and the Mets could hardly come up with a string of timely hits in their 5-4 extra-inning loss to the Reds. Game Notes: Jonathon Niese was hit hard, going six innings, allowing four runs, twelve hits including giving up a couple of homers. The only saving grace for Niese all night […]

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Rod Barajas Seizing The Moment

An article by posted on May 6, 2010 0 Comments

Sometimes it’s better to be lucky than good.    When Omar Minaya’s failed dalliance with Bengie Molina culminated in the late February signing of veteran backstop Rod Barajas, he hit on Black Jack, Number 21.   Barajas has not only provided long-distance service, from a previously power starved position, he should also be credited (and Henry Blanco) with gaining […]

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Please Help Murph Find A Home….

An article by posted on May 6, 2010 0 Comments

It’s getting that every day there is talk about Daniel Murphy and what his future holds. I was initially down with the idea of his trying out first base and seeing if he can adapt especially after the left field experiment went awry fast. With the emergence of Ike Davis, there is no doubt that […]

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Johan Santana: A Solitary Warrior When He Takes The Mound

An article by posted on May 5, 2010 0 Comments

Pitchers are my favorite baseball players, but I came late to Johan Santana. I’m New York oriented, so I barely pay attention to the pitchers who are not playing here – I’m not checking all the baseball results every day in the Daily News. I remember Seaver, Ryan, McGraw from the early Mets and all […]

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OBP…not so SaberMETrics

An article by posted on May 5, 2010 0 Comments

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 […]

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