The Joe Carter-Tony Batista Award

An article by posted on December 1, 2010 0 Comments

Trolling Fangraphs today, as I am wont to do, I came across a brilliant piece by a contributor of theirs named Matt Klaassen. It’s a yearly award “given to the player whose Runs Batted In most exaggerates his actual offensive value.” It’s such a simple formula, my first thought was self-deprecating, as I was mad for not […]

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The Winter Blues Are Setting In

An article by posted on December 1, 2010 0 Comments

I’m a little frustrated about the pace of our offseason so far, with regards to player acquisitions either via trade or free agency. We’ve heard so much in the last two months about this new philosophy and how everything is going to be so much better, and we haven’t had one move that we can […]

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Collins Hoping Santana Could Return In June, Says Second Base Is Wide Open

An article by posted on December 1, 2010 0 Comments
Collins Hoping Santana Could Return In June, Says Second Base Is Wide Open

Mets manager Terry Collins, was a guest this morning on the Boomer and Carton Show on WFAN. The lengthy interview lasted 40 minutes and Matt Cerrone of MetsBlog, highlighted most of the pertinent points: There is a good chance Mookie Wilson will be his first-base coach He is hoping to get Johan Santana back in […]

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Time Waits For No One. But Mets Fans Continue To Wait

An article by posted on December 1, 2010 0 Comments

Gas was 89 cents per gallon. The average cost of a new car was $9,200. One could buy a new home for just over $89,000. Median household income was $22,400 and the Dow Jones was under 1900. A nuclear power plant blew up in Chernobyl and the Challenger blew up over Florida. The top grossing […]

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F-Mart Has Arthritic Knee, Time To Shelve The Phenom Tag

An article by posted on November 30, 2010 0 Comments
F-Mart Has Arthritic Knee, Time To Shelve The Phenom Tag

Yesterday, Daniel Murphy (tired legs), Nick Evans (shoulder) and Fernando Martinez (knee pain) were flown to New York to be examined by Dr. Struan Coleman at the Hospital for Special Surgery in Manhattan. Today, the team announced the following in a press release. An MRI revealed that Daniel Murphy, who was hitting .320 in winter ball before his injury, suffered a […]

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Collins Frustrated By Players Who Don’t Care If They Win Or Lose

An article by posted on November 30, 2010 0 Comments
Collins Frustrated By Players Who Don’t Care If They Win Or Lose

While checking my email this morning, I came across this from the Flushing Flash which I subscribe to. It’s an exclusive Q & A that new manager Terry Collins did with fans last week. Flushing Flash: Terry, congratulations. Thanks for taking the time to sit with us. FF: What can Mets fans expect from you? Terry […]

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Pedro Feliciano Declines Arbitration From Mets

An article by posted on November 30, 2010 0 Comments
Pedro Feliciano Declines Arbitration From Mets

LATEST UPDATE!!!  Pedro Feliciano has officially declined salary arbitration from the Mets according to Ken Davidoff of Newsday and confirmed by Adam Rubin of ESPN. By the way, Feliciano still can negotiate and re-sign with the Mets if the Mets still want him. Original Post 9:00 AM Pedro Feliciano has until midnight tonight to decide whether to accept or […]

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Chris Young Says He’s Not Close On Anything With Mets

An article by posted on November 30, 2010 0 Comments
Chris Young Says He’s Not Close On Anything With Mets

According to Jim Baumbach via Twitter, Chris Young, who is his own agent, told San Diego Union-Tribune the Mets are one of the teams he’s spoken to but he’s not close on anything. Update 11:00 PM Though both sides are talking, several sources including Steve Popper and Andy Martino are reporting that “nothing was close at […]

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Fielding Metric – UZR

An article by posted on November 30, 2010 0 Comments
Fielding Metric – UZR

I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving weekend. I spent the whole weekend with both sides of my family and had a great time. I went shopping on Friday and did some Albert Pujols-like damage to my holiday shopping list. But now back to the grind. I explored some of the more common offensive metrics […]

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What Will The Mets And Alderson Do With Oliver Perez?

An article by posted on November 30, 2010 0 Comments

Oliver Perez is in the last year of his 3 year, 36 million dollar contract.  When Omar Minaya signed Perez to this contract it was questioned from the start with good reason.  Unfortunately for the Mets Perez has been downright awful for the last two years.  He’s had knee injuries that have required surgery, he’s […]

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