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, a lack of knowledge. For people to understand sabermetrics, they must get past some of the biggest myths. Here are a few of […]
T.J. Quinn and Mike Fish of ESPN are reporting that the MLB is set to suspend a number of players connected to the BioGenesis clinic, headlined by Alex Rodriguez and Ryan Braun. The suspensions are set to take place post-AS Break. Braun has become vilified in the media because of his attitude towards this whole investigation, and the article highlights the fact that he refused to answer any questions that MLB asked him. Granted, I’m fairly […]
This mailbag question comes from Alex: Anyone watching this team would notice that we are in dire need of a shortstop. With no one in the minors close to the majors, and Tejada and Quintanilla not getting the job done, are there any quality shortstops that the Mets can realistically acquire? Alex is right about what we have now. While I wouldn’t be so quick to give up on the 23 year-old Ruben Tejada (I […]
In the summer of 1990 the Yankees were playing the White Sox in a relatively unimportant game. “Neon” Deion Sanders walked to the plate and with the end of his bat he drew an “S” in the dirt with a line through it. A dollar sign. The Sox catcher immediately wiped it away. Undeterred, the 22-year-old Sanders again marked the area in front of home plate with a dollar sign. “That’s why I’m here,” he stated […]
THAT’S WRIGHT!!! Give yourselves a pat on the back Met fans, David Wright and Matt Harvey have been elected to start the 2013 MLB All-Star Game at Citi Field on July 16th! In a late surge of votes for Wright, the Mets captain managed to beat out the “Kung Who? Panda” by a whopping two million votes according to MLB PR via Twitter. Pablo Sandoval was not chosen by NL and Giants’ manager Bruce Bochy […]
1964 was a bustling time in our nation’s history. With America still reeling from the shock of our president being assassinated on the streets of Dallas, we were under invasion by a group of four long haired lads from Liverpool. New President Lyndon Johnson declared a ‘War on Poverty.’ Average annual income in America was $6000, a new house cost $13,000, a new car $3500. For $1.25 you could purchase a movie ticket, for $4.50 you […]
A few days ago, the guys on MLB Now were talking about David Wright‘s chances at the Hall of Fame. He had just recorded his 1,500 hit of his career, and those sorts of milestones tend to bring up this kind of debate. So is David Wright a future Hall of Famer? Obviously we don’t have the answer to that question yet, but we can certainly use Wright’s career numbers up to this point to […]
Interesting choices on my news feed this morning… Kato Kailin Finally Admits O.J. Murdered Simpson Texas Preparing To Execute 500th Inmate Since 1982 Patriots Tight End Aaron Hernandez Taken From Home By Police Yankees GM Drops F-Bomb On A-Rod Wait, what’s that last one? Oh boy… This one made me laugh… It looks like the Yankees GM wasn’t to fond of Alex Rodriguez taking to Twitter to give the media a medical update. Visit from […]
Imagine waking up tomorrow morning, checking out MMO and reading that Matt Harvey got injured. Our jaws would drop, our stomachs would sink and our heart would skip a beat. Then, to take it one step further, imagine if our ace and the pitcher we intend to build our future around was injured not by pitching, but while taking a turn at bat. Wouldn’t it be that much worse? The question I raise is this: […]
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