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Debunking Three Myths About Sabermetrics

An article by posted on January 5, 2014 25 Comments
Debunking Three Myths About Sabermetrics

There has always been a perceived tension between pro-analytics baseball fans and anti-analytics fans. The battle is already over and done with in front offices, as both have been able to coexist, but there are still fans who disagree. Really, most of the disagreements are caused by ignorance towards the other side or just a […]

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Mike Piazza and Faith in Hall of Fame Voting

An article by posted on January 4, 2014 0 Comments
Mike Piazza and Faith in Hall of Fame Voting

Another year, another batch of worthy players kept from the Hall of Fame. As of January 3, according to Baseball Think Factory, only four players, Greg Maddux, Tom Glavine, Frank Thomas, and Craig Biggio, have appeared on 75 percent of publicly-released Hall of Fame ballots in one of the strongest classes in history. Approximately one-fifth […]

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The Long And The Short On Carlos Beltran

An article by posted on January 1, 2014 0 Comments
The Long And The Short On Carlos Beltran

The Baseball Gods smiled down on Flushing all season. It seemed more than just a coincidence that as the Mets paid homage to the ‘86 Championship, 20 years later we were destined to again make the dream come true. The ’06 Mets played with confidence and swagger. David Wright was a clean-cut leader, an athlete […]

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Much Ado About Three-Homer Games At Home

An article by posted on December 28, 2013 0 Comments
Much Ado About Three-Homer Games 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 game:     “You know, Keith, no Met has ever hit three home runs in a […]

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The Good, the Bad and the Ugly Stick

An article by posted on December 26, 2013 0 Comments
The Good, the Bad and the Ugly Stick

There are a lot memories, a lot of history, being left at Candlestick Park. Willie Mays recorded his 3,000th hit at The Stick; Bill Walsh won his first NFL game and O.J. Simpson played his final game at Candlestick; a massive earthquake rocked the Bay Area and the 1989 World Series; um, Jerry Rice (enough said); and […]

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Thanks to Sandy Alderson I Now Have Respect For the Yankee Way

An article by posted on December 21, 2013 0 Comments
Thanks to Sandy Alderson I Now Have Respect For the Yankee Way

When my dad taught me about something called Baseball in 1973 and introduced me to a team called the Mets, it was life-altering for this 7-year old. I’d learn to write cursive, get out of second grade, and eventually, when I grew a little taller, I’d replace Rusty Staub in RF. My whole life was planned […]

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Big Mets Fan’s Hall of Fame Ballot

An article by posted on December 19, 2013 0 Comments
Big Mets Fan’s Hall of Fame Ballot

This year features a very crowded Hall of Fame ballot. It features a strong set of first year eligibles as well as a lot of holdovers that haven’t yet made it, but very well can get in. A writer can only cast votes for 10 players with their ballot. If this Big Mets Fan had […]

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Talkin’ Baseball: Tim Raines Should Be In The Hall of Fame

An article by posted on December 17, 2013 0 Comments
Talkin’ Baseball: Tim Raines Should Be In The Hall of Fame

We’re all hoping that Mike Piazza will get the call when the Hall of Fame voting results are announced on January 8th. This year is a very crowded field with newcomers Greg Maddux, Tom Glavine, Frank Thomas, Mike Mussina, and Jeff Kent among the top first timers along with strong holdovers Craig Biggio, Jack Morris, […]

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Mets Would Be Smart To Avoid Stephen Drew

An article by posted on December 15, 2013 0 Comments
Mets Would Be Smart To Avoid Stephen Drew

As the Mets continue to try and address the shortstop position, they reportedly still have interest in signing former Red Sox shortstop Stephen Drew. The Red Sox remain interested as well. Drew, who was a key to the Red Sox title run with his stellar defense, batted .253 this past season with 12 home runs […]

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Home Plate Collisions, May Be A Thing Of The Past

An article by posted on December 12, 2013 0 Comments

The NY Daily News reports that MLB plans to outlaw home plate collisions by 2015 because of a growing concern of concussions. The move will first be voted on by the owners and then will need to be approved by the Players Association. The Daily News reports that Sandy Alderson, who is also the chairman of […]

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