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Alderson Ranked 12th Best GM Ever

An article by posted on January 30, 2015 0 Comments
Alderson Ranked 12th Best GM Ever

According to Mark L. Armour and Daniel R. Levitt, authors of the new book Pursuit of Pennants: Baseball Operations from Deadball to Moneyball, Sandy Alderson is the 12th-best General Manager in baseball history. “He was the first modern GM to actively introduce analytics, though rudimentary by current standards, into a team’s decision making, and he […]

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A Call For Optimism As New Mets Season Approaches

An article by posted on January 30, 2015 0 Comments
A Call For Optimism As New Mets Season Approaches

We all come to this website for the same reason; we all love the Mets.  While we all love the Mets, we may not all love what has been going on with our team.  We may disagree about the owners, the manager, the coaches and whom they trot out there, but one thing we cannot […]

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MLB Commissioner Defends Naming Fred Wilpon Finance Committee Chairman

An article by posted on January 25, 2015 0 Comments
MLB Commissioner Defends Naming Fred Wilpon Finance Committee Chairman

I wanted to update this post with some quotes via the New York Times from incoming MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred. Responding to criticism over naming Fred Wilpon chairman of the MLB Finance committee, Manfred said: “I understand the whole Madoff thing, but before and since, Fred Wilpon was an extraordinarily successful businessman.” Manfred said the […]

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Featured Post: Promises, Promises

An article by posted on January 24, 2015 0 Comments
Featured Post: Promises, Promises

On Wednesday, executive vice president Lou DePaoli told Newsday that Mets ticket sales are up 19.26 percent over last year. Considering the team hasn’t produced a winning season since 2008 and failed to add any high-priced box-office draw, Howard Megdal of Capital New York finds it astonishing that ticket sales would surge that significantly especially […]

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MLB Ranks Syndergaard Second Best Pitching Prospect In Game

An article by posted on January 21, 2015 0 Comments
MLB Ranks Syndergaard Second Best Pitching Prospect In Game

RHP Noah Syndergaard has been ranked by Jonathan Mayo of MLB.com as the second best pitching prospect in baseball for 2015. “Even though he was pitching at home in hitting-friendly Las Vegas, Syndergaard still managed to lead the organization in strikeouts in 2014.” “The two-time Futures Gamer is knocking on the door with his combination of stuff […]

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Mets To Unveil New Larger High-Def Scoreboard At Citi Field

An article by posted on January 19, 2015 0 Comments
Mets To Unveil New Larger High-Def Scoreboard At Citi Field

2015 CITI FIELD SCOREBOARD UPGRADE The New York Mets announced today they are installing a new Daktronics high definition Citi Field center field video board that is 62% larger than the original screen. The installation puts the Mets in the top 10 largest displays in professional baseball and makes Citi Field one of the few […]

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Rockies Shopping Charlie Blackmon

An article by posted on January 19, 2015 0 Comments
Rockies Shopping Charlie Blackmon

It’s that time of year.  As January rolls towards it’s conclusion and the spring training itch becomes an irritant, I rifle through baseball stats and begin my research for the fantasy baseball draft.  That process always unearths some surprises. I play in a 15 team keepers league. Overall production, not positional balance has always been […]

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Kevin Long Discusses Hitting Approach and Philosophy

An article by posted on January 18, 2015 0 Comments
Kevin Long Discusses Hitting Approach and Philosophy

This off-season, the Mets hired former Yankees hitting coach Kevin Long to help alleviate some of the Mets woes on offense. In an article by John Harper of the NY Daily News, Long shared his thoughts about the Mets approach and he believes there are misconceptions about it. “I think they’ve had to try to […]

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Mets Paying Out Of Pocket For Training (Updated)

An article by posted on January 15, 2015 0 Comments
Mets Paying Out Of Pocket For Training (Updated)

In the spirit of fair play some new facts emerged since news broke this morning that Mets players were being charged $1,000 to participate in offseason workouts at Port St. Lucie. Most of the legwork on this was conducted by Mike Vorkunov and it does clear up some issues. First of all, no other MLB […]

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Mets Captain Is Locked On, Wright Says Playoffs Or Bust

An article by posted on January 14, 2015 0 Comments
Mets Captain Is Locked On, Wright Says Playoffs Or Bust

Kevin Kernan of the NY Post caught up with David Wright who is swinging a bat again pain free and insists he is right where he needs to be for 2015, a season in which he expects to be playing in October. “I fully expect us to be in the playoffs,” the 32-year-old Wright said. […]

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