Tag: baseball

MMO Post of the Week: Are Advanced Statistics Hurting Or Helping The Game?

An article by posted on January 11, 2013 0 Comments
MMO Post of the Week: Are Advanced Statistics Hurting Or Helping The Game?

Somewhere along the line baseball became more than just a game. Once upon a time, baseball was a simple game. The goal is to score more runs than your opponent. Each team is given 27 outs to score as many runs as they can. In order to score runs, a team’s players have to get […]

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MMO Take 5 – With @lagranderusty

An article by posted on January 8, 2013 0 Comments
MMO Take 5 – With @lagranderusty

Today, we have the pleasure of bringing you Ed Marcus of Real Dirty Mets in a new edition of MMO Take 5. Many of you may know Ed from the Mets Twitterverse where he stalks unassuming fans under the nomenclature of @lagranderusty. My mornings would not be complete without a tweet from Ed linking me […]

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Turning the Hall of Fame Election Into A Witch Hunt

An article by posted on January 7, 2013 0 Comments

This week, I’m expecting to reach my boiling point when it comes to the Hall of Fame and those who vote for it. I’m expecting to see Mike Piazza fall shy of the necessary votes to enter the Hall of Fame, and in my mind – that is a crime against baseball and the fans […]

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Amazin Memories: Piazza’s First Game as a Met

An article by posted on December 25, 2012 0 Comments
Amazin Memories: Piazza’s First Game as a Met

When the Mets acquired Mike Piazza from the Florida Marlins on May 22, 1998, they didn’t just acquire one of the premier catchers in baseball. They also found the face of the franchise for the the next eight years. At the time of the trade, the Amazins were a team on the rise under Bobby […]

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Greatest Underdog Achievements: 1969 Mets Were A 100:1 Longshot

An article by posted on December 4, 2012 0 Comments
Greatest Underdog Achievements: 1969 Mets Were A 100:1 Longshot

The 1969 Mets shocked the baseball universe with an improbable 100 win season and a World Series victory over the mighty Baltimore Orioles. The Miracle Mets will find their way onto any list of the greatest underdog achievements in sports.

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NY Post: Pieces Of A Playoff Team Falling Into Place For Mets

An article by posted on December 1, 2012 0 Comments
NY Post: Pieces Of A Playoff Team Falling Into Place For Mets

Ken Davidoff of the NY Post projects a very rosy outlook for the Mets now that the team has signed third baseman David Wright. He speculates that with Wright firmly entrenched as the Mets cornerstone, the pieces of a playoff team are falling into place. The long-term starting rotation has Jon Niese (signed to a […]

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David Cone to Guest Bartend at Foley’s to Help Victims of Hurricane Sandy

An article by posted on November 10, 2012 0 Comments
David Cone to Guest Bartend at Foley’s to Help Victims of Hurricane Sandy

Five Time All-Star “Pitches In” to Aid New Yorkers in Need During his 17-year major league career, David Cone took the mound in big spots for the Mets, Yankees and three other teams. However, on Thursday, November 15, 2012, he’ll be “pitching in” to help New York area residents impacted by Hurricane Sandy. The popular […]

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Decision 2012: Who Votes For An 8 Year, $147 Million Dollar Deal For Wright?

An article by posted on October 27, 2012 0 Comments
Decision 2012: Who Votes For An 8 Year, $147 Million Dollar Deal For Wright?

Joel Sherman of the New York Post lays it all out on the line today. He speculates that to keep Wright the Mets will have to give him an eight-year, $143 million dollar deal which includes the option year. Basically, it’s a seven year, $127 million extension on top of his $16 million option year […]

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Small Sample Sizes, PPA’s and Fun With Numbers

An article by posted on October 23, 2012 0 Comments
Small Sample Sizes, PPA’s and Fun With Numbers

I came across this post from James Gentile from Beyond the Boxscore. He does his best to figure out if longer Pitches Per Plate Appearance lead to better performance for the hitter. While I admit that I was impressed with the amount of research he did and I respect his opinion, I can’t conclude anything more than […]

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Phillies Could Let Juan Pierre Go, Might Be A Good Stopgap For Mets

An article by posted on October 21, 2012 0 Comments
Phillies Could Let Juan Pierre Go, Might Be A Good Stopgap For Mets

Jim Salisbury of CSN Philly looks at which corner outfielders the Phillies are likely to keep or are on their way out.  Among the ones who could be free agents are Juan Pierre, Laynce Nix, and Ty Wigginton. I have a mild interest in Wigginton, but Pierre may be a better fit for the team and he shouldn’t […]

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