Tag: history

Know Your Stats: Weighted On Base Average (wOBA)

An article by posted on July 15, 2013 0 Comments
Know Your Stats: Weighted On Base Average (wOBA)

For the next few days, I will be highlighting some of the most popular sabermetric stats available to the public. Earlier today, we began the series with OPS/OPS+. Now we continue with wOBA… Batting Average, On-Base Percentage, and Slugging Percentage are all incomplete. Batting average doesn’t account for what type of hits a batter has. […]

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Retire No. 31 While You’re At It…

An article by posted on July 15, 2013 0 Comments
Retire No. 31 While You’re At It…

Yesterday, the New York Mets announced that Mike Piazza, the greatest home run-hitting catcher of all-time, will be inducted into the Mets Hall of Fame on Fan Appreciation Day Sunday, September 29 at Citi Field. Piazza will become the 27th member of the Mets Hall of Fame during the Mets Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony […]

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El Dramatico: Valdespin Goes Loco In Clubhouse

An article by posted on July 14, 2013 0 Comments
El Dramatico: Valdespin Goes Loco In Clubhouse

So it only took a matter of hours before what really happened in the clubhouse after Jordany Valdespin learned he was demoted, began to leak out. Jorge Castillo of the Star-Ledger has the scoop… When manager Terry Collins informed Jordany Valdespin that the Mets had decided to option him to Triple-A Las Vegas Saturday night, […]

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(Updated) The Trouble With OPS+

An article by posted on July 12, 2013 0 Comments
(Updated) The Trouble With OPS+

I wanted to update this post with a chart by Mr. North Jersey who plotted David Wright’s first 87 games for each season of his career. It helps to illustrate further why I don’t see 2013 as Wright’s career year, at least not so far… Hat tip to MNJ… Original Post: Though I enjoy employing […]

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“The Franchise” To Throw The Ceremonial First Pitch At All Star Game

An article by posted on July 10, 2013 0 Comments
“The Franchise” To Throw The Ceremonial First Pitch At All Star Game

In an interview with Bill Madden of the New York Daily News, Tom Seaver said that he will throw out the ceremonial first pitch at the 2013 All-Star Game to be held at Citi Field on Tuesday, July 16. Awesome! The Mets’ “Franchise” wants you to know he’ll be up to the task of delivering that first […]

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Marcum Out For The Season, Will Have Surgery To Repair Blocked Artery

An article by posted on July 9, 2013 0 Comments
Marcum Out For The Season, Will Have Surgery To Repair Blocked Artery

Ed Coleman first reported on WFAN that starting pitcher Shaun Marcum is done for the year. ”It hasn’t been announced here today, but it’s coming shortly. He’s pitched his last game with the Mets” True enough, Marc Carig of Newsday has confirmed the news and is reporting that Marcum has been diagnosed with Thoracic Outlet Syndrome, and will have […]

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Is Matt Harvey Overexposed… Literally?

An article by posted on July 8, 2013 0 Comments
Is Matt Harvey Overexposed… Literally?

In the summer of 1990 the Yankees were playing the White Sox in a relatively unimportant game. “Neon” Deion Sanders walked to the plate and with the end of his bat he drew an “S” in the dirt with a line through it. A dollar sign. The Sox catcher immediately wiped it away. Undeterred, the 22-year-old […]

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Wright and Harvey Selected To All-Star Game, Full Rosters

An article by posted on July 6, 2013 0 Comments
Wright and Harvey Selected To All-Star Game, Full Rosters

THAT’S WRIGHT!!! Give yourselves a pat on the back Met fans, David Wright and Matt Harvey have been elected to start the 2013 MLB All-Star Game at Citi Field on July 16th! In a late surge of votes for Wright, the Mets captain managed to beat out the “Kung Who? Panda” by a whopping two […]

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Mets Name DePaoli Chief Revenue Officer

An article by posted on July 1, 2013 0 Comments
Mets Name DePaoli Chief Revenue Officer

Straight from the New York Mets… The Mets have named Lou DePaoli executive vice president and chief revenue officer, a newly created position within the organization. DePaoli, who has been executive vice president and chief marketing officer for the Pirates since 2008, will be responsible for leading the strategic development and management of all revenue generation […]

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A-Rod’s Finished.

An article by posted on June 26, 2013 0 Comments
A-Rod’s Finished.

Interesting choices on my news feed this morning… Kato Kailin Finally Admits O.J. Murdered Simpson Texas Preparing To Execute 500th Inmate Since 1982 Patriots Tight End Aaron Hernandez Taken From Home By Police Yankees GM Drops F-Bomb On A-Rod Wait, what’s that last one? Oh boy… This one made me laugh… It looks like the […]

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