Tag: defense

Mets Are A Bandbox Team Playing In A Pitcher’s Park

An article by posted on October 29, 2014 0 Comments
Mets Are A Bandbox Team Playing In A Pitcher’s Park

An adaptation is a trait that plays a role in the survival of a given organism. Animals adapt to their surroundings by means of natural selection because those who are not well adapted to their environments die off — like a penguin in the Sahara. Humans adapt as well … my wife tells me I […]

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Pitching and Defense Is In Our DNA

An article by posted on October 24, 2014 0 Comments
Pitching and Defense Is In Our DNA

Baseball is loaded with tradition, perhaps more than any other sport, and for good reason. The Mets have their own traditions, their own uniforms and stories passed down to them, their own sacred relics. Mets tradition is rooted in the Miracle of 1969, and to a lesser degree the 1986 Championship season. Mets tradition is entrenched […]

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How Valuable Is Juan Lagares?

An article by posted on October 18, 2014 0 Comments
How Valuable Is Juan Lagares?

Mark Simon of ESPN New York, does a very nice job of analyzing the first full season of center fielder Juan Lagares, who he says was arguably the Mets’ most valuable player or at the very least one of their top three. I agree. Offensively, Lagares’ progression was a product of two things: increasing his […]

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What Does Future Hold For Matt den Dekker?

An article by posted on October 17, 2014 0 Comments
What Does Future Hold For Matt den Dekker?

For most of the summer and into the off-season speculation among fans has raged that the hot stove priorities for the Mets should be to go outside the organization to procure a power hitting corner outfielder and a shortstop.  With a plethora of starting pitchers and a young and dynamic evolving bullpen, many Met fans […]

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Trust Me Tom, It Was A Miracle…

An article by posted on October 6, 2014 0 Comments
Trust Me Tom, It Was A Miracle…

As the Kansas City Royals continue to weave their own miracle finish, Hall of Famer Tom Seaver told Mike Vaccaro of the New York Post that he doesn’t believe the 1969 Mets should be remembered as “The Miracle Mets.” Seaver, who went 25-7 that year, acknowledged that he understands why they were called the Miracle Mets, but simply doesn’t […]

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In “Defense” Of Fan Generated Statistics

An article by posted on September 24, 2014 0 Comments
In “Defense” Of Fan Generated Statistics

Scouts don’t have it easy. They have to sort through thousands of pages of stats and hundreds of prospect profiles every year trying to somehow find the next great talent, picking the ones that maybe have a chance along the road. A road that consists of b-list cities and cut-rate motels. They look for shortcuts, perhaps […]

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For Now, Sandy Happy To Have Both Plawecki and d’Arnaud

An article by posted on September 22, 2014 0 Comments
For Now, Sandy Happy To Have Both Plawecki and d’Arnaud

While discussing the Sterling Award winners on Monday at Citi Field, general manager Sandy Alderson was asked how the organization would handle the potential logjam at catcher in 2015 with the emergence of Kevin Plawecki, who the front office has loved since taking him with the 35th overall pick in the 2012 draft, and incumbent catcher […]

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Mets Infield Defense Has Become A Major Liability

An article by posted on September 2, 2014 0 Comments
Mets Infield Defense Has Become A Major Liability

Generally speaking, the closer a game is to little league level, the harder it is to watch. You remember those days growing up and playing baseball all spring, summer and fall long. There were those games each and every season when things just got away. They almost always involved a play in which someone turned […]

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Lucas Duda’s Career Day Leads Mets Past Dodgers

An article by posted on August 25, 2014 0 Comments
Lucas Duda’s Career Day Leads Mets Past Dodgers

The often soft spoken Lucas Duda is turning into a solid first baseman right before our eyes. After the trade of Ike Davis, the job was handed to him and he hasn’t looked back since. We knew he could hit the long ball and his defense has looked more refined each and every day. Now […]

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Herrera Drives In Four, Scores Two, Now Batting .346

An article by posted on August 23, 2014 0 Comments
Herrera Drives In Four, Scores Two, Now Batting .346

Dilson Herrera had another great game tonight for Binghamton who beat Akron by a score of 12-3. Herrera finished 3-for-3 with two doubles, four RBIs, two runs scored and a walk. ESPN’s Keith Law had heaps of praise for the Mets’ 20-year-old second baseman prospect  in an online chat. Herrera is capable of becoming an above average, […]

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