Tag: 2011

Would You Trade Wright If Reyes Goes?

An article by posted on November 12, 2011 0 Comments
Would You Trade Wright If Reyes Goes?

With the news that Jose Reyes and the Marlins are getting closer and closer to reaching a deal, it may become time to seriously consider what life for the New York Mets will be like without Jose Reyes. It is highly unlikely that Reyes or any other big name free agent will sign until the […]

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MMO Jose Reyes Prediction Contest – Win A Free Gift!

An article by posted on November 8, 2011 0 Comments
MMO Jose Reyes Prediction Contest – Win A Free Gift!

Never before has it seemed that one team’s future rests so much on whether one player signs with them, or chooses to sign with another team. Perhaps one could argue that Albert Pujols’ free agency has more of an impact on the St. Louis Cardinals, but I do not think many people are expecting Pujols […]

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Mets Had Worst Middle Infield Defense In Majors In 2011

An article by posted on November 3, 2011 0 Comments

I picked this up on ESPN New York this morning. By one measure, baseball statistician Bill James has determined the Mets had the worst middle-infield combination in baseball last season, at least when Jose Reyes was paired with Justin Turner. Here’s what James and colleagues wrote … In The Bill James Handbook 2012, Bill James and Baseball Info Solutions track Defensive […]

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Could B.J. Upton and Grady Sizemore Be CF Options For Mets

An article by posted on October 30, 2011 0 Comments
Could B.J. Upton and Grady Sizemore Be CF Options For Mets

Buster Olney of ESPN.com reported that the Tampa Bay Rays will “probably” trade B.J. Upton over the offseason. The Rays came close to dealing their center fielder to the Washington Nationals prior to the trade deadline, but weren’t able to agree on the pieces before time ran out. Upton made $4.825 million in 2011 and is due for […]

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Gorski Named Class A Advanced Top Starting Pitcher.

An article by posted on October 24, 2011 0 Comments

Darin Gorski has been selected as the 2011 Top Starting Pitcher in Class A Advanced. The 2009 seventh-rounder of the Mets not only established a personal best by winning 11 games for St. Lucie, he also tossed three complete games and was selected to the Florida State League All-Star team. Gorski was 11-3 as a starter, […]

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Morning Grind: How Does Dan Warthen Still Have A Job?

An article by posted on October 24, 2011 0 Comments

For the past four years, Dan Warthen has been at the reins for the pitching staff of the New York Mets…. and that needs to change. Despite inconsistencies in performance nearly every season, Warthen still remains the longest tenured man on the Mets coaching staff. John Maine, Oliver Perez, Mike Pelfrey, Livan Hernandez, Tim Redding; […]

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Chris Schwinden Answers A Few Questions For MMO

An article by posted on October 22, 2011 0 Comments
Chris Schwinden Answers A Few Questions For MMO

I recently conducted an interview with New York Mets pitcher Chris Schwinden who was kind enough to answer a few questions for me to share with our MMO community. Schwinny was totally cool and I hope you’ll leave him some nice comments. Enjoy! First of all Chris, congratulations on a terrific season in 2011! Anchoring the […]

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From Left Field: The Status Quo

An article by posted on October 13, 2011 0 Comments

With the World Series just around the corner, the MLB offseason hot stove can’t some soon enough for us Mets fans. But just like last offseason, the Mets will likely be watching as the other NL East teams improve while they sit tight. The team is looking to shed payroll rather than add it, so […]

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Wheeler Tops Mets 2011 Prospect List

An article by posted on October 8, 2011 0 Comments

Jonathan Mayo of MLB.com re-ranked his pre-season 2011 Top 10 Prospects for the Mets and now has newcomer Zack Wheeler ranked as the Mets No. 1 prospect. Here are his 2011 pre and post season rankings: For a team that is starving for some top level pitching on the major league squad, it’s good to see […]

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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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