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Baseball Must Embrace Emotion And Flair

An article by posted on 25/03/2017 0 Comments
Baseball Must Embrace Emotion And Flair

Yoenis Cespedes wants more flair in baseball. After Ian Kinsler drew controversy with his remarks earlier this week complaining of Latin American players showing too much emotion during games, the game was buzzing with outrage. The veteran said of Puerto Rican and Dominican opponents in the World Baseball Classic, “That just wasn’t the way we […]

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So You Think You Know The Mets: FIP, FIP Hooray!

An article by posted on 21/03/2017 0 Comments
So You Think You Know The Mets: FIP, FIP Hooray!

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 […]

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‘I Don’t Know’ is on Third

An article by posted on 21/03/2017 0 Comments
‘I Don’t Know’ is on Third

Abbott: Strange as it may seem, they give ball players nowadays very peculiar names. Costello: Funny names? Abbott: Nicknames, nicknames. Now, on the St. Louis team we have Who’s on first, What’s on second, I Don’t Know is on third … With less than two weeks until Opening Day at Citi Field, if you ask New York Mets […]

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Josh Smoker On Verge Of Making First Opening Day Roster

An article by posted on 21/03/2017 0 Comments
Josh Smoker On Verge Of Making First Opening Day Roster

Josh Smoker‘s career has been anything but smooth sailing since the Nationals drafted him in the first round in 2007. He spent almost a decade in the minors leading up to his call up with the Mets last August 19; this even included a 2014 season spent in independent ball. And even with his success […]

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Wright ‘Just Not Right’

An article by posted on 20/03/2017 0 Comments
Wright ‘Just Not Right’

I am leaning against the Mets dugout in Port St. Lucie, sunglasses on, arms folded, watching David Wright’s every move, hoping I don’t look like some freakish stalker. This is the closest I’ll get to “seeing” him for a while. Wright is perched on the batting cage watching others hit. Finally, he enters the cage […]

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A Troubling Look At Pitchers After Two Year Absences

An article by posted on 19/03/2017 0 Comments
A Troubling Look At Pitchers After Two Year Absences

The Mets are going into 2017 with a large number of question marks surrounding their pitching staff. Matt Harvey’s problem with Thoracic Outlet Syndrome and Zack Wheeler’s fight to establish himself after missing two full seasons recovering from multiple elbow surgeries are the two biggest concerns. Of course you also have the questions regarding Steven […]

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The Curious Case of Addison Reed and Velocity

An article by posted on 18/03/2017 0 Comments
The Curious Case of Addison Reed and Velocity

New York Mets reliever Addison Reed is coming off an amazing 2016 season in which he posted a 1.97 ERA, 1.97 FIP, 10.55 K/9, and a 2.6 fWAR. The number that really jumps out is the 1.97 FIP. FIP is Fielder Independent Pitching, which is a good ERA indicator. It factors in hard hit rates, batting […]

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Tebow Saves The Best for Last

An article by posted on 16/03/2017 0 Comments
Tebow Saves The Best for Last

Over the past few weeks, Tim Tebow has been among the most talked-about players in baseball. Even now, you the reader just clicked on another Tebow article for a variety of reasons. Maybe it was to learn more about him, perhaps it was to trash-talk the coverage of him in the comments, or feasibly it […]

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Thoughts On Matt Harvey’s Velocity Concerns

An article by posted on 15/03/2017 0 Comments
Thoughts On Matt Harvey’s Velocity Concerns

After what could only be described as an uneven performance, comments by right-hander Matt Harvey as well as pitching coach Dan Warthen had social media ablaze with consternation, strife and untold drama. On Wednesday afternoon, Harvey allowed two earned  runs in 3 1/3 innings against the Marlins, tossing 67 pitches and reportedly living in the 92-93 […]

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Why Neil Walker Could Be In For A Special 2017 Season

An article by posted on 14/03/2017 0 Comments
Why Neil Walker Could Be In For A Special 2017 Season

Prior to his season ending injury, Neil Walker was in the midst of his best season as a professional. Walker has been known as a solid MLB player throughout his career but he went above and beyond in 2016. He posted a 3.7 fWAR in just 113 games, his previous career-high was a 3.6 fWAR […]

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