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Ranking the National League East Third Basemen

An article by posted on January 16, 2015 0 Comments
Ranking the National League East Third Basemen

Unlike other spots around the diamond, I’m not expecting to see any further change in the East between now and Opening Day. So how do the National League East Third Basemen rank? Let’s take a look and let the debate begin… 1. David Wright (Mets) – This one may very well be a homer call […]

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Much Ado About Three-Homer Games At Home

An article by posted on January 2, 2015 0 Comments
Much Ado About Three-Homer Games At Home

“You know, Keith, no Met has ever hit three home runs in a game at home.” If you’ve watched as many Mets games as I have over the years, then you’ve undoubtedly heard Gary Cohen make this statement whenever a Met has come up to the plate after hitting two home runs in a home […]

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My Hall of Fame Ballot and the Problems with the Voting Process

An article by posted on December 30, 2014 0 Comments
My Hall of Fame Ballot and the Problems with the Voting Process

The Hall of Fame debate to me these days is less about who is deserving and more about why they should or shouldn’t be disqualified. For several years now, each new candidate comes with their own set of speculations as opposed to qualifications. Every candidate that played in the steroid era will always have suspicion […]

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MMO Exclusive: My Hall Of Fame Ballot And Some Thoughts

An article by posted on December 28, 2014 0 Comments
MMO Exclusive: My Hall Of Fame Ballot And Some Thoughts

As I do every time this year, I mailed in my official Hall of Fame ballot. To grow up loving baseball and to vote for the Hall of Fame is a tremendous thrill for me even after all these years. It is also a responsibility I take very seriously, which is why I don’t understand […]

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The Legend Behind The Award

An article by posted on December 27, 2014 0 Comments
The Legend Behind The Award

Throughout Baseball’s glorious history there have been hundreds of players idolized in their hometown. Occasionally, but seldom, does a player come along whose greatness extends beyond the city where they play. And then there’s Roberto Clemente, the first ballplayer to be revered on two continents. On the final day of the 1972 season, Clemente doubled […]

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Ranking the NL East Second Basemen

An article by posted on December 22, 2014 0 Comments
Ranking the NL East Second Basemen

We saw some change within the division at the Winter Meetings with the Marlins making a significant upgrade at second and appearing to be serious this offseason about a wild card run in 2015, much to the Mets’ chagrin. It’s also looking more and more like Murphy will continue to be our starter and as […]

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David Wright Is Now The Active Leader In Games Played With One Team

An article by posted on December 20, 2014 0 Comments
David Wright Is Now The Active Leader In Games Played With One Team

When the Phillies officially shipped mainstay Jimmy Rollins to the Dodgers on Friday, they ended his hold on MLB’s longest active streak of games played with a single team. In his 15 years with Philadelphia, Rollins played 2,090 games for the Phils, a figure that led all active players for roughly ten weeks following the […]

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Something Fishy Is Going On In Miami

An article by posted on December 16, 2014 0 Comments
Something Fishy Is Going On In Miami

While most in baseball still shudder at the thought of that monstrous $325 million deal that Giancarlo Stanton signed with the Marlins, it’s not as outrageous as it seems on the surface when you consider what Miami owner Jeffrey Loria and president David Samson told Pirates president Frank Coonelly recently. “They thought it was a […]

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Ranking the NL East First Basemen

An article by posted on December 3, 2014 0 Comments
Ranking the NL East First Basemen

Opening Day is still months away, but it’s never too early to start looking at how the National League East is shaping up. Let’s take a look, position by position, at how each team shapes up around the diamond. Of course a lot can still happen between now and Opening Day – players may be […]

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Ambiguity, Interpretations, and Assumptions in Sabermetrics

An article by posted on November 25, 2014 0 Comments
Ambiguity, Interpretations, and Assumptions in Sabermetrics

An MMO Fan Shot by DerpyMets Two seasons ago I set forth on a somewhat insane, ambitious project to calculate all of the Mets pitching stats by hand for an entire season. This included watching every game, carefully marking down everything that happened (balls, strikes, fly balls, ground balls, line drives, bunts, blah blah blah, […]

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