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Know Your Stats: Weighted On Base Average (wOBA)

An article by posted on July 15, 2013 0 Comments
Know Your Stats: Weighted On Base Average (wOBA)

For the next few days, I will be highlighting some of the most popular sabermetric stats available to the public. Earlier today, we began the series with OPS/OPS+. Now we continue with wOBA… Batting Average, On-Base Percentage, and Slugging Percentage are all incomplete. Batting average doesn’t account for what type of hits a batter has. […]

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El Dramatico: Valdespin Goes Loco In Clubhouse

An article by posted on July 14, 2013 0 Comments
El Dramatico: Valdespin Goes Loco In Clubhouse

So it only took a matter of hours before what really happened in the clubhouse after Jordany Valdespin learned he was demoted, began to leak out. Jorge Castillo of the Star-Ledger has the scoop… When manager Terry Collins informed Jordany Valdespin that the Mets had decided to option him to Triple-A Las Vegas Saturday night, […]

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Pitch Counts: Are They Good For The Game?

An article by posted on July 12, 2013 0 Comments
Pitch Counts: Are They Good For The Game?

There was some talk the past couple of days regarding Matt Harvey‘s pitch count, and an 210 innings limit that Sandy Alderson mentioned about a month ago. That innings cap would have Harvey’s season end approximately two weeks before the end of the regular season. Joe D. also pointed out that it seems like Harvey’s effectiveness declines […]

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Highlights From The Eastern League All-Star Game

An article by posted on July 11, 2013 0 Comments

I’m sitting two rows behind the home dugout on the first base side on Autograph Session and Home Run Derby day, the day before the Eastern League All-Star game in New Britain, Connecticut.  A near 90-degree sun is beating down on a glorious summer day.  A huge throng of fans snake from the hallway below […]

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Debunking The Myths About Sabermetrics

An article by posted on July 11, 2013 0 Comments
Debunking The Myths About Sabermetrics

There has always been a perceived tension between pro-analytics baseball fans and anti-analytics fans. The battle is already over and done with in front offices, as both have been able to coexist, but there are still fans who disagree. Really, most of the disagreements are caused by ignorance towards the other side, a lack of […]

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Marlon Byrd: “I Love This Organization And I’d Love To Stay”

An article by posted on July 11, 2013 0 Comments
Marlon Byrd: “I Love This Organization And I’d Love To Stay”

Marlon Byrd checks in with MMO to talk about his experience playing for the Mets, how he’s bounced back from his 50-game PEDs suspension, his time in the Mexican League, if he thinks he’ll be traded and how to carry the momentum into the second half of the season. MMO: David mentioned before yesterday’s game […]

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The Willets Point Development and MLB’s Brave New Marketing World

An article by posted on July 11, 2013 0 Comments
The Willets Point Development and MLB’s Brave New Marketing World

Cork Gains (Cork? Really?) of Business Insider wrote a disturbing piece last week about the future of baseball advertisement that you can read here. Sportsnet, the Blue Jay’s TV network, is now placing ads on some of the last remaining ad-free surfaces of sporting events, the playing field. The interesting thing is that, like the […]

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The All-Star Game and Matt Harvey

An article by posted on July 10, 2013 0 Comments
The All-Star Game and Matt Harvey

Matt Harvey starting the all-star game on Tuesday at Citi-Field would be a dream come true for him, the organization, and Mets’ fans. Except, I have a HUGE problem with what the Mets are doing to make sure that happens. I know, I have no idea what the Mets are actually planning doing with his start […]

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David Wright: It’s Time To See Which Players Are Part Of Our Future

An article by posted on July 10, 2013 0 Comments
David Wright: It’s Time To See Which Players Are Part Of Our Future

Seven-time All-Star third baseman David Wright checked in with MMO before Game 2 of the Mets’ three-game series against the Giants tonight, to share his thoughts about playing in the All-Star Game at Citi Field, the National League’s chances for the Home Run Derby, all these crazy extra inning games, and what’s in store for […]

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For the Birds

An article by posted on July 10, 2013 0 Comments
For the Birds

You’re late. My (bloodshot) eyes dropped, not in shame, but in search of explanation. My iPhone read 10:54 a.m. Where have you been? No excuses, I thought. I am sorry. I flat out overslept. I was up until 3:45 a.m. Are you sick? No. Why were you up so late? You wouldn’t understand. Amuse me. […]

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