Tag: defense

MLB Domestic Violence Policy: Manfred’s Not the One in No-Win Situation

An article by posted on February 20, 2016 0 Comments
MLB Domestic Violence Policy: Manfred’s Not the One in No-Win Situation

Due to the disturbing actions of a couple of players, Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports reports that Rob Manfred is in a “no win” position when doling out punishment in these domestic violence cases. Nonsense. The only way that Manfred is in a no-win position is if he doesn’t come down hard on Jose Reyes and Aroldis Chapman. You want […]

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ESPN Law’s Top 100 Prospects: Dom Smith Leads Mets Quartet

An article by posted on February 11, 2016 0 Comments
ESPN Law’s Top 100 Prospects: Dom Smith Leads Mets Quartet

A day after releasing his annual Minor League System rankings, in which the New York Mets placed 16th, ESPN’s Keith Law rolled out his Top 100 Prospects today on ESPN Insider. 1B Dominic Smith headlined a quartet of Mets prospects at No. 29, here’s what he says: “Smith is one of the best pure hitters […]

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2015 Mets Contact Rates: A Tale Of Quality vs. Quantity

An article by posted on February 4, 2016 0 Comments
2015 Mets Contact Rates: A Tale Of Quality vs. Quantity

It used to be you could tell when a ball was hit hard because it made a loud noise and it moved quickly through the air. Now, according to Baseball Information Solutions, you need an algorithm … “BIS now records certain hard data (duration of hang time and landing location) with the observed hit type […]

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Mets Officially Announce Yoenis Cespedes Deal, Conference Call Details

An article by posted on January 27, 2016 0 Comments
Mets Officially Announce Yoenis Cespedes Deal, Conference Call Details

I wanted to update this post with a few things we learned from the Mets conference call to announce and discuss the Yoenis Cespedes deal. On the call were Jeff Wilpon, Sandy Alderson and Cespedes’ agent Brodie Van Wagenen. Outfielder Darrell Ceciliani was designated for assignment to make room on the 40-man roster for Yoenis […]

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The Cespedes Shortcut

An article by posted on January 27, 2016 0 Comments
The Cespedes Shortcut

It’s like a haircut, only with more Cespedes. In the future, cadets in baseball general manager academies will gather around mock boardrooms and recreate the events of the great Yoenis Cespedes shortcut. They’ll be judged on their ability to focus on the mission while sticking to contractual parameters in a city gripped by panic, and their final […]

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Wilmer Flores Needs to be Ready for Anything in 2016

An article by posted on January 27, 2016 0 Comments
Wilmer Flores Needs to be Ready for Anything in 2016

While everyone is trying to decipher the outfield configuration after the Yoenis Cespedes signing, there is the issue of how the rest of the Mets’ offseason has put added importance on Wilmer Flores‘ ability to be a super utility infielder. Third Base Make no mistake. The Mets need Flores to be able to handle the role and handle […]

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Dominic Smith Receiving High Praise For His Defense

An article by posted on January 21, 2016 0 Comments
Dominic Smith Receiving High Praise For His Defense

MLB Pipeline released their Minor League All-Defensive Team with Mets prospect Dominic Smith being selected as the first baseman. The eight man defensive team also included Minnesota Twins outfield prospect Byron Buxton, Milwaukee Brewers shortstop Orlando Arcia, and Pirates catcher Reese McGuire. Smith has been receiving rave reviews for his defense all year from a handful of different outlets. He was named […]

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Kirk Nieuwenhuis Claimed Off Waivers By Brewers

An article by posted on December 23, 2015 0 Comments
Kirk Nieuwenhuis Claimed Off Waivers By Brewers

According to Jon Morosi of Fox Sports, the Brewers have acquired Mets outfielder Kirk Nieuwenhuis off the waiver wire. Nieuwenhuis, 28, has been with the Mets almost his entire career (the exception being a brief stint with the Angels this season), including the last four years on the major league club. In 693 plate appearances, […]

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Jon Niese Just Couldn’t Resist, Takes Shot At Mets Defense

An article by posted on December 10, 2015 0 Comments
Jon Niese Just Couldn’t Resist, Takes Shot At Mets Defense

Jon Niese didn’t take his trade to the Pittsburgh Pirates too bad. In fact, you could say he sounded like a guy who was relieved to be putting the /New York Mets behind him.’ Never being one to hide his emotions, especially if his defense let him down, Niese told Rob Biertempfel of the Pittsburgh […]

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Featured Post: Would You Rather Sign Daniel Murphy or Ben Zobrist?

An article by posted on November 23, 2015 0 Comments
Featured Post: Would You Rather Sign Daniel Murphy or Ben Zobrist?

Throughout the playoffs, Mets fans were in awe with Daniel Murphy‘s incredible play. Quite frankly, they had ample reason to. Whether it was the seven home runs, the timely base knocks, head’s up base running, and even some rare stellar defense, there was a lot to be excited about. Then the World Series began, and […]

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Conforto Will Be Everyday Player in 2016

An article by posted on October 13, 2015 0 Comments
Conforto Will Be Everyday Player in 2016

In his pre-game press conference this afternoon, Terry Collins expressed his support for Michael Conforto, saying the young outfielder will be an everyday player starting next year. Although Collins has hesitated to use Conforto against left-handed pitching in big games this year, he does believe he can hit left-handed pitching, saying, “I think he can […]

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