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Know Your Stats: Weighted On Base Average (wOBA)

An article by posted on June 23, 2016 0 Comments
Know Your Stats: Weighted On Base Average (wOBA)

For the next few days, I will be bringing back my “Know Your Stats” series that I began a few years back to highlight some important sabermetric stats and concepts. Earlier today, we went through OPS and OPS+. Now we continue with wOBA… Perhaps the best way of describing weighted-On Base Average (wOBA) is to describe […]

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Come On Maverick, Get In The Fight

An article by posted on June 20, 2016 0 Comments
Come On Maverick, Get In The Fight

In my last post, I told you it had to get worse before it could get better.  Well, its worse.  So now it HAS TO get better. In times of trouble, think outside the box.  Be unique; unorthodox, and come up with a solution.  In other words, be a Maverick.  Sandy Alderson was dubbed the […]

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Latest Buzz: Mets Debating Reyes, Wilpon Wants Hits, Sandy Wants Better Effort

An article by posted on June 20, 2016 0 Comments
Latest Buzz: Mets Debating Reyes, Wilpon Wants Hits, Sandy Wants Better Effort

According to columnist Neil Best of Newsday, Jeff Wilpon told reporters at a charity event in Harlem that the Mets might not be able to wait until the trade deadline to make some moves. Asked what he thought the Mets needed, “Hits,” the Mets COO responded. Meanwhile, Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports is reporting that […]

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MMO Fan Shot: I Love David Wright… That’s Why I Want Him To Retire

An article by posted on June 14, 2016 0 Comments
MMO Fan Shot: I Love David Wright… That’s Why I Want Him To Retire

An MMO Fan Shot by Brendan Birth I know I am not unique among Mets fans for my love of David Wright, my view of him as one of the few bright spots on the team during the dark days of the cash-strapped Wilpon ownership, my admiration for his loyalty to the Mets during that […]

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The Mets Have a Need for Speed

An article by posted on June 8, 2016 0 Comments
The Mets Have a Need for Speed

The Mets lack speed, and everybody, from opposing teams to the fans at Citi Field knows it. As of today, the team scores over 60 percent of their runs via the longball, making them perhaps the only squad in baseball capable of being fourth in the league in home runs while simultaneously sitting third from […]

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Mets Notes: Wheeler Return Moved To Mid July, D’Arnaud Swinging, Wright To See Dr. Watkins

An article by posted on June 3, 2016 0 Comments
Mets Notes: Wheeler Return Moved To Mid July, D’Arnaud Swinging, Wright To See Dr. Watkins

Third baseman David Wright is heading to California to see Dr. Robert Watkins, the back specialist he worked with last summer, Terry Collins told reporters. Wright will meet with him on Monday, but it’s not clear if this is just a routine checkup on his spinal stenosis condition or if it’s related to the herniated […]

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Mets Monthly Review: May Day! May Day!

An article by posted on June 2, 2016 0 Comments
Mets Monthly Review: May Day! May Day!

May is in the rear view and the one third mark of the season is quickly approaching.  The Slogan for May as we examine the numbers? “Coulda Been Worse!”. The offense ranked last or close to it in most categories,  The most eye-popping trend to me is that the club averaged over nine strikeouts per […]

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A Hometown Hero: Honor, Duty, And Being A Lifelong Mets Fan

An article by posted on May 30, 2016 0 Comments
A Hometown Hero: Honor, Duty, And Being A Lifelong Mets Fan

Webster Dictionary defines a hero as a person who is admired for great, brave acts and/or fine qualities. Synonyms include idol, luminary, demigod, and paragon.  For me, I have a different set of synonyms to assign to my hero, Captain Jophiel Philips.  They include friend, teammate, and brother. After transferring from Hofstra University following his […]

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Mets To Face Each League’s Top Left-Hander: Kershaw and Sale

An article by posted on May 27, 2016 0 Comments
Mets To Face Each League’s Top Left-Hander: Kershaw and Sale

As good as the Mets pitching staff has been of late, they have their work cut out for them this weekend and early next week against the Dodgers and the White Sox. On Friday, the Mets will face baseball’s top pitching prospect — left-hander Julio Urias. Just 19 years old, Urias has pitched only 263.1 […]

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Wright And Team Unhappy With How Harvey Handled Media

An article by posted on May 26, 2016 0 Comments
Wright And Team Unhappy With How Harvey Handled Media

Third baseman David Wright, let it be known yesterday that he and some of his teammates were not thrilled with how Matt Harvey dodged the media after his start on Tuesday night. Mike Puma of the New York Post spoke with the Mets captain about Harvey, his struggles, and his stand with the media. Harvey is coming […]

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