MLB To Expand Playoff System And Create Two 15-Team Leagues

An article by posted on September 24, 2011 0 Comments

According to Joel Sherman of the New York Post, Major League Baseball and the Players Association have all but agreed upon adding two wild-card teams and holding one-game playoffs in each league to determine which of the wild cards advances. The playoff teams could be added as soon as 2012 but no later than 2013. […]

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Jose Reyes On Resigning: “I Don’t Know If I’ll Be Back”

An article by posted on September 23, 2011 0 Comments
Jose Reyes On Resigning: “I Don’t Know If I’ll Be Back”

Adam Rubin of ESPN New York, caught up with Jose Reyes earlier today and asked him about his future with the Amazin’s.  Jose had some nice words to say about the Mets, and how he feels about resigning with the club. “I don’t know if I’m going to be back or not…This is the only […]

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(Updated) A Breakdown Of The Moneyball Mets?

An article by posted on September 23, 2011 0 Comments
(Updated) A Breakdown Of The Moneyball Mets?

Here is a break down of David Lennon’s “Moneyball Mets” and where each player with 20 or more at-bats ranks in On-Base Percentage (OBP). I also included the team and league average. UPDATED: I added a chart that shows Left on Base, and RISP Left on Base…. UPDATED: Runs and RBI’s per game…

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Thoughts On Rushing Pitching Prospects and Rule 5

An article by posted on September 23, 2011 0 Comments

One of our readers emailed me this post on MetsBlog a few minutes ago and asked me what my thoughts were on potentially adding Jeurys Familia, Zack Wheeler, Jenrry Mejia or Matt Harvey to the Mets 40-man roster. Michael Baron wrote: On Tuesday, Sandy Alderson said he might have to add some players from the […]

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Pair Of Mets Rookies With 50 RBI’s

An article by posted on September 23, 2011 0 Comments
Pair Of Mets Rookies With 50 RBI’s

Last night, second baseman Justin Turner drew a bases-loaded walk in the Mets’ 8-6 win over the Cardinals, giving him 50 RBIs for the season. He joined right fielder Lucas Duda who had already driven in 50 runs this season. The last time the Mets had two rookies drive in 50 or more runs in the same […]

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Shut Up With The “Moneyball Mets”!

An article by posted on September 23, 2011 0 Comments

I came across a piece yesterday (linked by Craig Lerner in his article) by Dave Lennon of Newsday that caught my eye. Is the ”Moneyball” approach paying off for the Mets? In some respects, the answer to that question is yes, as they have climbed to the top of the National League in targeted offensive categories […]

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Game Preview: Phillies vs Mets

An article by posted on September 23, 2011 0 Comments

The Mets and Phillies start a series today in Queens. The Mets are on a high after one of the more improbable comebacks of the year as the Mets scored 6 runs in the top of the ninth against a team that needed to win. So for first time in a while the Mets got […]

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Wayne Krivsky and Bryan Lambe Are Out

An article by posted on September 23, 2011 0 Comments

According to Adam Rubin of ESPN New York, former Minaya deputies Wayne Krivsky and Bryan Lambe are out and will not be retained by the New York Mets when their contracts expire at the end of October. Krivsky is the former general manager of the Cincinnati Reds and was influential in bringing rookie infielder Justin Turner to the Mets as a […]

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From Left Field: Who Should Stay And Who Should Go?

An article by posted on September 23, 2011 0 Comments

The English punk rock group, The Clash, was famous for the song “Should I Stay or Should I Go.” With the season winding down, let’s do a Mets-related version of this song. For 2012, who should stay and who should go? Stay Manny Acosta: Though erratic at times, he showed he deserves a spot in […]

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Justin Turner Is A Money (Clutch) Player

An article by posted on September 22, 2011 0 Comments

In tonight’s dramatic 8-6 comeback win for the Mets over the Cardinals, pinch hitter Justin Turner worked out a 10-pitch bases loaded walk to drive in the first run of the Mets’ six-run ninth inning. SNY analyst Bobby Ojeda had this to say immediately following the game: “Justin Turner is a money player. When the game is on […]

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