Tag: 2013

Should Suspended Players Be Rewarded With Big Money Contracts?

An article by posted on November 25, 2013 0 Comments
Should Suspended Players Be Rewarded With Big Money Contracts?

There was an interesting post today by Adam Rubin, where he writes that free-agent reliever David Aardsma shared his displeasure with players that cheat the game, come back from suspension, and are rewarded with huge contracts. He doesn’t name any player by name, but most recently Jhonny Peralta signed with the Cardinals for 4 years, $52 million […]

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Discipline vs. Patience and The Mets’ Offensive Philosophy

An article by posted on November 25, 2013 0 Comments
Discipline vs. Patience and The Mets’ Offensive Philosophy

The terms “discipline at the plate” and “patience at the plate” come up quite often when discussing hitters’ approaches at the plate—especially if you are a Mets fan. This notion that the organization is teaching their hitters to be more patient is a questionable one to say the least. The two terms sound like they […]

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The Twelve Percent Solution?

An article by posted on November 25, 2013 2 Comments
The Twelve Percent Solution?

With On-Base Percentage being highly coveted, I thought I’d take a look at the Mets minor league system to see who down on the farm was walking at a 12% rate this past season. Why twelve percent? Over the course of 502 plate appearances (the minimum number required to qualify for a MLB batting title), […]

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Staying Healthy Has LHP Steven Matz Back On The Top Prospect Radar

An article by posted on November 23, 2013 0 Comments
Staying Healthy Has LHP Steven Matz Back On The Top Prospect Radar

How many times do we see solid prospects fizzle out due to injury? Experts say that it happens much more with pitchers than with any other position. Scouts try to project a pitcher’s long term health, but it always feels like a gamble with the draft regardless these days. Freak injuries, lack of conditioning, and […]

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The Pros and Cons of Chris Young

An article by posted on November 22, 2013 0 Comments
The Pros and Cons of Chris Young

I just read a solid all-encompassing article on the newest Mets Chris Young by ESPN’s Mark Simon. I’d encourage you all to read the full article here. Pros Young does two things as a hitter that would seem to be appealing to Mets management. One is that he hits for power, with four seasons of […]

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Mets Sign Chris Young To One-Year Deal For $7.25 Million Guaranteed

An article by posted on November 22, 2013 0 Comments
Mets Sign Chris Young To One-Year Deal For $7.25 Million Guaranteed

Update – Buster Olney of ESPN is reporting that the one year deal is worth a whopping $7.25 million dollars… Wow, here’s your opening day left fielder… Original Post Outfielder Chris Young has agreed to a one-year deal with the Mets pending a physical, according to multiple reports. Jon Heyman first reported the news. The […]

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Indians Listening To Offers For 2B/SS Asdrubal Cabrera

An article by posted on November 21, 2013 0 Comments
Indians Listening To Offers For 2B/SS Asdrubal Cabrera

Paul Hoynes of the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports that while the Indians are not actively trying to trade Asdrubal Cabrera, they are listening to offers. Cabrera’s name has been linked to the Cardinals in the past, writes Hoynes, but since he’s entering the final year of his contract, and can be a free agent after the […]

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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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Corey Hart Still Awaiting Medical Clearance, Says He’s 100 Percent Healthy

An article by posted on November 21, 2013 0 Comments
Corey Hart Still Awaiting Medical Clearance, Says He’s 100 Percent Healthy

Free agent outfielder/first baseman Corey Hart said that while there’s been plenty of interest in him from teams in both the AL and NL, there’s some hesitation until he gets medical clearance from doctors. “What’s so hard right now is I don’t get cleared until Dec. 3,” Hart said. “We have plenty of teams calling and […]

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MMO Free Agent Prediction Contest: Win Free Tickets To See The Mets In April!

An article by posted on November 20, 2013 0 Comments
MMO Free Agent Prediction Contest: Win Free Tickets To See The Mets In April!

I was taking a look at a month old post from Jon Heyman of CBS Sports, who enlisted the services of one unbiased agent and one unbiased GM to put together their free agent predictions for this 2013-2014 offseason. I was curious to see where they had LaTroy Hawkins, Marlon Byrd and Josh Johnson pegged […]

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