Tag: 2012

Know Your Stats: Weighted Runs Above Average (wRAA)

An article by posted on June 28, 2016 0 Comments
Know Your Stats: Weighted Runs Above Average (wRAA)

We continue our widely-beloved “Know Your Stats” series with a “gateway stat:” Weighted Runs Above Average. wRAA is essentially wOBA converted into runs, but understanding wRAA is crucial to understanding Wins Above Replacement and Weighted Runs Created Plus, which we’ll be talking about this afternoon. One of the biggest issues with rate statistics like wOBA […]

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Out Of Left Field Matt Reynolds Rises To The Occasion

An article by posted on June 23, 2016 0 Comments
Out Of Left Field Matt Reynolds Rises To The Occasion

I love a good underdog story and on Wednesday afternoon, utility infielder Matt Reynolds rose to the occasion and hit the home run that proved to be the game winner in the Mets’ 4-3 victory over the Kansas City Royals at Citi Field. It was his first major league home run. “That was probably one […]

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MLB Draft: Mets Have No. 19 Selection, Reviewing Past Top Picks

An article by posted on June 9, 2016 0 Comments
MLB Draft: Mets Have No. 19 Selection, Reviewing Past Top Picks

Major League Baseball will conduct day one of the 2016 First Year Player Draft on Thursday, June 9 at MLB Network’s Studio 42 in Secaucus, New Jersey. The event will air live on MLB Network and will be streamed on MLB.com at 7:00 p.m. ET. The New York Mets will have two picks (19, 31) […]

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MLB Feature: Why Steroids Aren’t Going Away

An article by posted on May 27, 2016 0 Comments
MLB Feature: Why Steroids Aren’t Going Away

Last spring I interviewed Steve Kettmann for Metsmerized Online following the publication of his book “Baseball Maverick,” and one of the questions involved whether he’d noticed any indication that the Mets front office was adjusting to a post-steroid era. I thought his response was interesting. MB: Given this front office’s statistical predilections, have there been […]

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Harvey Should Be In Vegas Where Viola Could Help Get Him Right

An article by posted on May 26, 2016 0 Comments
Harvey Should Be In Vegas Where Viola Could Help Get Him Right

The Mets have made the wrong decision to give Matt Harvey another shot Monday.  In fact, it should actually be Matt who makes the choice for himself. He  needs to take some time to go to AAA and get right. It could be a watershed selfless moment for him. The competitor in him should realize, […]

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Mets Notes: Walker, Conforto, Syndergaard Flying High

An article by posted on April 25, 2016 0 Comments
Mets Notes: Walker, Conforto, Syndergaard Flying High

Neil Walker has six home runs over his last nine games and his seven home runs are tied for the most he’s ever hit in any calendar month. The former Pirate had seven home runs in September, 2013 and seven in July, 2012. Walker is tied for fourth in the majors with his seven long […]

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Mets Debating Whether Plawecki Starts Season In Triple-A

An article by posted on March 13, 2016 0 Comments
Mets Debating Whether Plawecki Starts Season In Triple-A

Backup catcher Kevin Plawecki had a nice day at the plate on Saturday, crushing a long two-run homer in the team’s 14-9 loss to the St. Louis Cardinals. After the game manager Terry Collins acknowledged that the team is debating whether Plawecki would be better served by playing regularly at Triple-A Las Vegas or serving […]

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Mets Back Among Top 15 MLB Payrolls

An article by posted on January 28, 2016 0 Comments
Mets Back Among Top 15 MLB Payrolls

According to Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports, Mets payroll – which he calculates to be $134 million – currently ranks 13th in Major League Baseball. That puts them ahead of the Toronto Blue Jays and the Kansas City Royals. It´s nice that ownership finally appears willing and able to sport a competitive payroll. Assuming the […]

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Mets Could Forego Adding Reliever And Stick With What They Have In Bullpen

An article by posted on January 11, 2016 0 Comments
Mets Could Forego Adding Reliever And Stick With What They Have In Bullpen

The New York Mets reportedly still have interest in relievers Antonio Bastardo and Tyler Clippard, but only if they are willing to accept a one-year deal which appears to be very unlikely.  On Thursday, GM Sandy Alderson clarified his approach and how he views the current relief market. “Does it really improve the team to […]

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Featured Article: Becerra, Rivera, Bowman Are Potential Rule 5 Selections

An article by posted on December 10, 2015 0 Comments
Featured Article: Becerra, Rivera, Bowman Are Potential Rule 5 Selections

J.J. Cooper of Baseball America put together a list of players he believes could potentially get selected in next month’s Rule 5 Draft. Among them he includes three Mets prospects who could be at risk. Wuilmer Becerra, OF, Mets (21): It’s hard to see how a team could keep Becerra on the big league roster […]

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Kelly Johnson: You Hit Or You Sit?

An article by posted on August 11, 2015 0 Comments
Kelly Johnson: You Hit Or You Sit?

By now most of you have heard all about Terry Collins and his mantra of “either you hit or you sit,” and I don’t think there’s anyone among us who doesn’t applaud this. But as I said at the time, I wonder if Collins will really stick to it, especially knowing his affinity for giving […]

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