Tag: baseball

Evaluating David Wright With Stats

An article by posted on November 25, 2009 0 Comments

Yesterday, a heated yet spirited debate occurred on the MMO Chat between myself and two readers. The key points in the “debate,” were the fact that they believed two things to be true,  #1 David Wright had a bad season #2 People who use stats do not know baseball.  Now, I’ve heard both points from […]

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White Sox Nab Andruw Jones For $500K

An article by posted on November 25, 2009 0 Comments

According to Bruce Levine of  ESPN the Chicago White Sox have signed outfielder Andruw Jones to a one year contract worth $500K with incentives that could bring the value up to $1.5 million dollars. Levine writes that the move was done to soften the blow of losing Scott Podsednik to free agency, but that they currently […]

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Join Our Ultimate Mets Baseball Simulation League!

An article by posted on November 20, 2009 0 Comments

We are pleased to announce our new affiliation with WhatIfSports, a division of Fox Interactive Media. WhatIfSports is the number one sports simulation in the country, and they were nice enough to invite our readers to participate in a New York Mets Baseball Simulation League. That’s right a league comprised of solely of Mets You will […]

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Carlos Beltran: A True Role Model For Today’s Kids

An article by posted on November 12, 2009 0 Comments

Carlos Beltran has always been a soft-spoken leader, preferring to lead by example rather than through rah-rah histrionics.  Throughout his career, he has been a player that has done everything well on the field.  He can hit for average (.325 in 2009, career .283 hitter), hit for power (franchise record-tying 41 HR in 2006), steal […]

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“In Omar We Trust(ed)”

An article by posted on November 11, 2009 0 Comments

Omar Minaya was hired prior to the 2005 season to turn around the floundering New York Mets.  The team and its management were in chaos.  The Mets had completed three consecutive losing seasons with 86, 95, and 91 losses.  The low point occurred in 2004 when the Mets traded top prospect Scott Kazmir for Victor […]

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Beware Of The Blob!

An article by posted on November 11, 2009 0 Comments

Is your head spinning yet? We live in the age of the 24 hour news cycle thanks to the internet, but somehow when it comes to the hot stove season, it’s more like a 24 minute news cycle. Case in point, the Matt Holliday rumors. Everyone who has an inkling, a feeling or a thought on […]

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Mets Exercise Option On Pelfrey And Some Thoughts

An article by posted on November 7, 2009 0 Comments

There was a flurry of minor moves yesterday regarding the Mets, as the free agent filing period continues to move forward. Former Mets who have officially filed now include Brian Schneider, Carlos Delgado, Alex Cora and Ramon Martinez. I believe that out of that group, at least one of them stands a good chance of […]

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Mets Should Take A Look At Conor Jackson

An article by posted on November 5, 2009 0 Comments

While the Mets consider the virtues of Daniel Murphy as their starting first baseman in 2010, Mets fans continue to debate his pros and cons. Several other first base options are also being weighed in the balance including stop gaps like Aubrey Huff or Russell Branyan, and multi-year options like Adam La Roche, Jorge Cantu and Nick Johnson. […]

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Book Review: Bottom Of The Ninth

An article by posted on October 30, 2009 0 Comments

I just finished reading Michael Shapiro’s very good baseball book, Bottom of the Ninth. This book focuses on the efforts of Branch Rickey, William Shea, and other would be baseball owners, and their efforts to get major league baseball (the owners) to allow major league expansion. A secondary, and probably unneeded storyline focuses on Yankee […]

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Is Hiring Mark McGwire In The Best Interest Of Baseball?

An article by posted on October 28, 2009 0 Comments

The St. Louis Cardinals have announced that Mark McGwire will be their hitting coach next season, replacing Hal McRae. Mark McGwire is back in baseball, reunited with Tony La Russa as the St. Louis Cardinals’ hitting coach. McGwire was not at the news conference at Busch Stadium, but La Russa and general manager John Mozeliak […]

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