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R.I.P. Moneyball Part II –The UNDERVALUED STAT!

An article by posted on October 17, 2011 0 Comments

Having explained more precisely what the central GOAL of Moneyball is (Save Money) I thought it might be good to talk about what it actually says it did and why it did what it did from the Statistical Analysis point of view. Moneyball, as was stated previously, used Statistical analysis to find an UNDERVALUED METRIC […]

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R.I.P. Moneyball

An article by posted on October 13, 2011 0 Comments
R.I.P. Moneyball

I think it is time to talk about what Moneyball ACTUALLY means and to show some of those who claim to have read the book what the book is all about. Apparently, reading doesn’t always lead to UNDERSTANDING. I have read the book, it was interesting to learn about the little known “behind the scenes” process of […]

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Does OPS Correlate Better To Runs Scored Than RBI?

An article by posted on October 3, 2011 0 Comments
Does OPS Correlate Better To Runs Scored Than RBI?

I’m sure regular readers here are familiar with the debate between XtreemIcon and me regarding the relevance of On-Base Percentage (OBP) and Slugging Percentage (SLG) compared to Runs Batted In (RBI) as it correlates to Runs Scored (RS). Now that the season is done I thought it was worth looking at the actual data to see what really […]

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MMO Fan Shot – Proud To Be A Mets Fan

An article by posted on August 12, 2011 0 Comments
MMO Fan Shot – Proud To Be A Mets Fan

It’s not easy being a Mets fan. Living in the New York area you’re constantly surrounded by Yankee fans who are more than willing to tell you about their 27 championships and how great their team is. The problem has been, especially in the last 20 years, that it has been hard to argue that […]

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Brooklyn Cyclones Team Report – Stretch Run Edition!

An article by posted on August 9, 2011 0 Comments
Brooklyn Cyclones Team Report – Stretch Run Edition!

We want to welcome Peter Shapiro to the Mets Merized Online staff. Most of you know Pete from the comment threads and the many Mets Minor League posts he’s submitted via our Fan Shots. Glad to have on the team, Pete! – Joe D. Usually at this time of year, the stretch run, is prime […]

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TRON: Legacy – How I Came To Admire Carlos Beltran

An article by posted on August 1, 2011 0 Comments
TRON: Legacy – How I Came To Admire Carlos Beltran

How cool is that Tron graphic from Kelly? I asked her if she would make me a cool graphic to go with my post and in a matter of nano seconds she emails me this. All Mets sites feature great posts to read, but to have artwork like Kelly’s mixed in with all of our rants and […]

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MMO Fan Shot! Mets Are Better Than You Think They Are

An article by posted on July 26, 2011 0 Comments
MMO Fan Shot! Mets Are Better Than You Think They Are

A .500 Team? We Are Not Even Close… So Lets Trade! I have seen this sentiment posted quite a bit as a reason to trade Beltran and “insert name here” many times. The chief argument being that we are 7.5 games out of the playoff race and have not been able to make up any […]

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Binghamton Mets (AA) Team Report – Stretch Run Edition

An article by posted on July 26, 2011 0 Comments
Binghamton Mets (AA) Team Report – Stretch Run Edition

Alas, like the AAA Bisons, there will be no joy in Mudville, or in Binghamton in 2011. Like the Bisons, the B-Mets have had a season where they had to plug holes. One or two were in the rotation, when Mark Cohoon and Dylan Owen were called up to AAA. But the rest of their […]

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Forget Your Agendas And Just Root For Your Team

An article by posted on June 9, 2011 0 Comments
Forget Your Agendas And Just Root For Your Team

I read a lot of blogs and stories about just how bad and awful this Met team is to the point of suggesting it should be blown up so we can start over. I’m left to wonder has anyone seen the team play lately? It seems that after the first two weeks in April, when we had a 4-11 record […]

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Lamenting The Pitfalls of the OBP Craze

An article by posted on May 14, 2011 0 Comments
Lamenting The Pitfalls of the OBP Craze

I just wanted to take the opportunity to note that it was REFRESHING to hear Keith Hernandez ( a man who knows a little bit about hitting) and Gary Cohen lament the effect that this OBP nonsense just may not be good for baseball in the long run, although not in those exact words. I’ve […]

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