Tag: defense

What We Learned From Terry Collins and Sandy Alderson Today

An article by posted on 03/03/2015 0 Comments
What We Learned From Terry Collins and Sandy Alderson Today

Here’s a wrap of the day’s Mets news and notes from Tradition Field at Port St. Lucie. Sandy Alderson spoke with reporters today and said: He expects that Dillon Gee will still be with the Mets on Opening Day. He reiterated Tuesday that his club has had little talk with other teams. If the trade […]

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Last Year’s Demotion Was A Wake Up Call For Travis d’Arnaud

An article by posted on 25/02/2015 0 Comments
Last Year’s Demotion Was A Wake Up Call For Travis d’Arnaud

Travis d’Arnaud recently discussed his up-and-down 2014 season with Bill Madden of the Daily News. The 26-year old catcher talked about his demotion to the minors and the adjustments he made after being called back up to the majors. “It was a wake-up call,” d’Arnaud said. “It definitely humbled me. It taught me that nothing […]

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Mets All-Time Defensive Lineup

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Mets All-Time Defensive Lineup

Everyone has been speaking of how important it is to have a good defense to back up the power arms the Mets currently possess. With a former gold-glover at third base and a Juan-derful gold-glover in center field, the Mets aren’t too shabby defensively overall. What if the Mets’ defense was better, though? What if […]

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6 Things We Learned From Sandy Alderson At Season Ticket Holders Event

An article by posted on 04/02/2015 0 Comments
6 Things We Learned From Sandy Alderson At Season Ticket Holders Event

Here’s a brief summary of what we learned from the Mets Season Ticket Holders event at Citi Field where Sandy Alderson, John Ricco, Paul DePodesta and J.P. Ricciardi fielded questions from the group. Matt Harvey will be held back to start the home opener against the Nationals and won’t pitch in the first two series […]

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Travis d’Arnaud Is Pumped For 2015

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Travis d’Arnaud Is Pumped For 2015

In an interview with Kevin Kernan of the New York Post, Mets catcher Travis d’Arnaud says that he is pumped for the upcoming 2015 season. He discussed his high expectations for the team, and the adjustments he made at the plate during the second half last year. “I’m really excited,’’ d’Arnaud said. “Both Anthony Recker and […]

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Pitching to the Defense

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Pitching to the Defense

A lot of consideration is made on how a pitcher performs independent of his defense. If two pitchers produce the exact same ball in play – a ground ball to the right of the shortstop – the outcome may differ depending on how adroit that shortstop is at making the play. Therefore, statistics are calculated […]

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ESPN Law: Mets Top 10 Prospects Headed By Syndergaard

An article by posted on 30/01/2015 0 Comments
ESPN Law: Mets Top 10 Prospects Headed By Syndergaard

Hear ye, hear ye. Friends, countrymen, and Mets fans, lend me your ears. Today, we do hereby proclaim, that henceforth this 30th day of January shall forever be remembered as Keith Law Day. And with that, here are Keith Law’s Top 10 Mets Prospects, available through ESPN Insider. Organization Ranking: 4 Top 10 Mets Prospects […]

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With Declining Scoring Trends, Defense Matters More Than Ever

An article by posted on 19/01/2015 0 Comments
With Declining Scoring Trends, Defense Matters More Than Ever

Small ball and pitching. We remember it, It bagged us a championship in 1969. It was a staple of competitive play in the National League in the early 80’s when Whitey Herzog’s Cardinals made all manner of problems for the rest of the league. It’s also a prominent feature of a current Giants dynasty that […]

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The Low-Down On Ian Desmond

An article by posted on 17/01/2015 0 Comments
The Low-Down On Ian Desmond

Ian Desmond is probably available for the right package, but the Mets won’t be signing him. If the Nationals were willing to discount him given he is a one year rental there might be a possibility, however, they’re not, in fact they appear more likely to stick with him through 2015 rather than offer him […]

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MMO Fan Shot: Mets Stack Up Well Against Last Season’s San Francisco Giants

An article by posted on 11/01/2015 0 Comments
MMO Fan Shot: Mets Stack Up Well Against Last Season’s San Francisco Giants

An MMO Fan Shot by Chuck M. ESPN posted articles January 8th on AL and NL team defenses. In terms of DRS (Defensive Runs Saved), the Mets team defense last year outperformed the Giants by a good amount. The top two were the Cards and Reds with 76 and 71 DRS, respectively. As you can […]

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