Tag: David Wright

How The Mets’ 40 Man Roster Was Assembled

An article by posted on January 6, 2014 0 Comments
How The Mets’ 40 Man Roster Was Assembled

David Wright is now the Mets’ longest tenured player. The Mets 40 man roster presently has 38 occupants. 12 of those are occupied by players acquired during Sandy Alderson’s tenure. 25 were acquired under Omar Minaya. 1 was acquired under Steve Phillips. So how was the present 40 man roster assembled and by whom? Sandy […]

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Debunking Three Myths About Sabermetrics

An article by posted on January 5, 2014 0 Comments
Debunking Three 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 or just a […]

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Time For Mets To Put Up Or Shutup

An article by posted on January 3, 2014 0 Comments
Time For Mets To Put Up Or Shutup

I got a bit of a reaction yesterday after mentioning that despite the acquisitions of outfielders Chris Young and Curtis Granderson, and starting pitcher Bartolo Colon, the Mets are still sitting at about $82 million in payroll, and about $10 million less than last season. It seems like the Mets are looking to unload Ike Davis […]

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The Long And The Short On Carlos Beltran

An article by posted on January 1, 2014 0 Comments
The Long And The Short On Carlos Beltran

The Baseball Gods smiled down on Flushing all season. It seemed more than just a coincidence that as the Mets paid homage to the ‘86 Championship, 20 years later we were destined to again make the dream come true. The ’06 Mets played with confidence and swagger. David Wright was a clean-cut leader, an athlete […]

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Mets Historic First Round Picks

An article by posted on December 30, 2013 0 Comments
Mets Historic First Round Picks

The Mets have selected 62 players in the first round of the June Amateur Draft since 1965. 41 players have made it to the Majors, which is a 66% rate. Who are some of the first rounders who have seen the most success at the Major League level? Jon Matlack – Jon was the 4th […]

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Hits & Misses: Johan Close To Deal, Ya Gotta Have Hart, Kemp Could Still Go

An article by posted on December 29, 2013 0 Comments
Hits & Misses: Johan Close To Deal, Ya Gotta Have Hart, Kemp Could Still Go

Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe writes: Matt Kemp, Andre Ethier, Carl Crawford — The Dodgers may still deal one of them before the start of the season. As teams see where Kemp’s rehab is after shoulder and ankle surgeries, that could heat up in spring training. Ethier could also be in demand, but the Dodgers want to […]

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You Know You Miss Baseball When…

An article by posted on December 28, 2013 0 Comments
You Know You Miss Baseball When…

This is a funny time of year. The previous baseball season is now well in the books and fading fast in the rear-view mirror while next season is still too far of for even the earliest of prognostics to hit the scene. It’s a kind of baseball limbo where there is little but a frosty […]

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Thanks to Sandy Alderson I Now Have Respect For the Yankee Way

An article by posted on December 21, 2013 0 Comments
Thanks to Sandy Alderson I Now Have Respect For the Yankee Way

When my dad taught me about something called Baseball in 1973 and introduced me to a team called the Mets, it was life-altering for this 7-year old. I’d learn to write cursive, get out of second grade, and eventually, when I grew a little taller, I’d replace Rusty Staub in RF. My whole life was planned […]

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The 2014 Mets Roster Is No Better Than In 2013

An article by posted on December 21, 2013 0 Comments
The 2014 Mets Roster Is No Better Than In 2013

The dust is starting to settle on what has been one of the busiest off-seasons the New York Mets have had in a few years. However, as the dust settles, it’s becoming more and more evident that this Mets roster is no better than the roster of 2013. The signings that have been made this […]

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Remembering David Wright’s Debut As He Turns 31 Today

An article by posted on December 20, 2013 0 Comments
Remembering David Wright’s Debut As He Turns 31 Today

In this photo by Julie Jacobson, a starstruck David Wright takes in the grandeur of an empty Shea Stadium before taking his first batting practice, after the New York Mets called up their top prospect on July 21, 2004. Two hours later, the 21-year old Wright would see his lifelong dream fulfilled when he would make his Major League […]

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