Tag: 2012

The Mets Should Trade For Brett Anderson

An article by posted on December 3, 2013 0 Comments
The Mets Should Trade For Brett Anderson

It’s no secret that the Mets are in the market for a starting pitcher this winter. All talks to this point have surrounded their pursuit of free agent arms but their reluctance to overpay has seen them sit idly by while most of the top arms are finding their destinations. With talent on the market […]

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The Twelve Percent Solution? The 2005 Edition

An article by posted on November 30, 2013 0 Comments
The Twelve Percent Solution?  The 2005 Edition

I previously posed the question if a player can develop plate discipline at the minor league level to lay off bad pitches, does that translate into major league success?  Let’s do a little rewind to see how a 12% walk rate translated over time, shall we? Over the course of 502 plate appearances, a 12% […]

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The Top 10 Worst Scoring Mets Teams Since 1980

An article by posted on November 29, 2013 0 Comments
The Top 10 Worst Scoring Mets Teams Since 1980

To follow up the 10 best offensive clubs since the 80s, it’s only fitting to list the 10 lease offensive (or depending on the context – the most offensive) teams since 1980.  While we are not too far removed from the Times-O-Plenty, we’ve recently been mired in Several Seasons of Drought. The 10 Worst Scoring […]

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Pirates and Mets Among Eight Teams Who Contacted Rafael Furcal

An article by posted on November 25, 2013 0 Comments
Pirates and Mets Among Eight Teams Who Contacted Rafael Furcal

Travis Sawchik of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports the Pirates are one of eight teams to check in on free agent Rafael Furcal, according to his agent. Jorge Castillo of the Star-Ledger, reported earlier this month that the Mets had also contacted the veteran shortstop. Furcal, 36, missed the entire 2013 season with St. Louis after undergoing Tommy John […]

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Carlos Ruiz Deal Is Not As Bad As You Think

An article by posted on November 21, 2013 0 Comments
Carlos Ruiz Deal Is Not As Bad As You Think

If you thought the Phillies were nuts for re-signing catcher Carlos Ruiz for three years and $26 million, I would disagree. At first I thought it was a bad deal too, but the more I thought about it, the more I warmed up to it. Ruiz, who turns 35 in January, has spent his entire career […]

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Blockbuster: Tigers Trade Prince Fielder To Rangers For Ian Kinsler

An article by posted on November 21, 2013 0 Comments
Blockbuster: Tigers Trade Prince Fielder To Rangers For Ian Kinsler

In a stunning move on Wednesday night, the Detroit Tigers  traded first baseman Prince Fielder to the Texas Rangers in exchange for second baseman Ian Kinsler. Tigers are sending $30 million to Texas along with Fielder and the deal is pending the waiving of no-trade clauses and physicals. Fielder, 29, is only two years into […]

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Syndergaard’s Double-A Season Was Better Than You Think

An article by posted on November 18, 2013 0 Comments
Syndergaard’s Double-A Season Was Better Than You Think

I swear that over the past two months that Noah Syndergaard is the most talked about pitching prospect in all of baseball. It’s amazing, but everytime I turn around someone somewhere is gushing over the Mets’ prized righthander. While reading Baseball Prospectus, I came across a recent article in which they pointed out that Thor’s overall numbers […]

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Are the Oakland A’s a Potential Trade Partner for the Mets?

An article by posted on November 12, 2013 0 Comments
Are the Oakland A’s a Potential Trade Partner for the Mets?

There are two general managers in today’s game that pioneered the incorporation of the moneyball concept into the Major Leagues. One of them was a former marine who was the first to adopt into the then little known Bill Jame’s philosophy of advanced statistics, while the other was a one-time elite outfield prospect whose hobbies […]

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Granderson Wants To Sign With A Winning Team

An article by posted on November 12, 2013 0 Comments
Granderson Wants To Sign With A Winning Team

Within minutes after I wrote this post this morning, Ken Rosenthal quoted Curtis Granderson who said his morning in an interview, that his number one goal this offseason was to sign with a winning team. That’s not something you often hear from a free agent, but would he be willing to accept a lesser contract to […]

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Mets Reach Out To Free Agent SS Rafael Furcal

An article by posted on November 5, 2013 0 Comments
Mets Reach Out To Free Agent SS Rafael Furcal

According to Jorge Castillo of the Star-Ledger, the Mets have contacted free agent shortstop Rafael Furcal. Furcal, 36, missed the entire 2013 season with St. Louis after undergoing Tommy John surgery in March. The former National League Rookie of the Year in 2000, signed a two-year, $14 million contract with the Cardinals before the 2012 season. The […]

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