Tag: Jacob DeGrom

Are Mets Capable of a 40 WAR Season and Going to the Playoffs?

An article by posted on February 17, 2015 0 Comments
Are Mets Capable of a 40 WAR Season and Going to the Playoffs?

Mark Simon of ESPN,  took to GM Sandy Alderson’s “10 win” comments from earlier this month and decided to measure that improvement in WAR.  After compiling a total of 29.6 WAR last year (ESPN WAR not FanGraphs), a 10 win improvement would put the Mets a shade under an overall total of 40.  According to Simon,”nine teams […]

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Framing A Defensive Argument For Travis d’Arnaud

An article by posted on February 13, 2015 0 Comments
Framing A Defensive Argument For Travis d’Arnaud

The following is an in depth look at Travis d’Arnaud’s overall value as a catcher.  The idea that he is incapable of being an everyday backstop is based on two conventional defensive metrics.  The lack of credit surrounding his framing skills leaves something to be desired though.  Stolen bases and passed balls rarely result in […]

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Wheeler Emerging As Confident Cornerstone

An article by posted on February 11, 2015 0 Comments
Wheeler Emerging As Confident Cornerstone

Kevin Kernan (New York Post) collected the thoughts of one of NY’s emerging young pitchers, Zack Wheeler, who has become more vocal this offseason as the team approaches what should be a turning point.  2015 is being presented as the year when excuses will be laid to rest and winning will be restored. “…Wheeler likes […]

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That’s The Signpost Up Ahead, Your Next Stop, The Manfred Zone

An article by posted on February 8, 2015 0 Comments
That’s The Signpost Up Ahead, Your Next Stop, The Manfred Zone

The date is Tuesday, October 6, 2015 and we made it. Finally. After 8 draining tedious seasons, the Mets have returned to the post-season. 90 wins netted us the second wildcard spot. In order to face St. Louis in the LDS and avenge 2006 all we must do is win a one-game wild card elimination. […]

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Alderson Shifts Gears, Now Looks To Free Agency For Shortstop

An article by posted on December 9, 2014 0 Comments
Alderson Shifts Gears, Now Looks To Free Agency For Shortstop

Speaking with reporters at the Winter Meetings, Sandy Alderson shifted gears again and now says it’s more likely the Mets acquire a shortstop upgrade via free agency, rather than the original plan which was to execute a trade using the Mets’ pitching depth. This certainly changes a lot for the team, who had several high end, […]

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Looking Back At Colon Deal, Looking Ahead To 2015

An article by posted on November 3, 2014 0 Comments
Looking Back At Colon Deal, Looking Ahead To 2015

Last year’s free agent class included quite a few short term deals for starting pitchers. Mets GM Sandy Alderson signed 41-year old righthander Bartolo Colon to a two year $20 million deal last winter and the veteran proved to be a durable workhorse who led the Mets this season with 202.1 innings pitched. The deal […]

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Jacob deGrom Named Sporting News Rookie Of The Year

An article by posted on October 20, 2014 0 Comments
Jacob deGrom Named Sporting News Rookie Of The Year

Mets rookie starting pitcher Jacob deGrom is considered the heavy favorite to win the 2014 NL Rookie Of the Year award. This was further verified today when the Sporting News announced the results of their annual player’s poll which is released prior to the official award. I’ll give you the skinny on deGrom’s season, but most of […]

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MMO Trade Target: Starlin Castro, SS

An article by posted on October 4, 2014 0 Comments
MMO Trade Target: Starlin Castro, SS

The Mets have a solid foundation of pitching to go with a young core of position players, many of whom emerged as stars in 2014.  The team is no longer looking to rebuild, their disenchanted fan base has high expectations and a New York based franchise stocked with farm talent should have no trouble making […]

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3 Up, 3 Down: Hot Hand Luke

An article by posted on September 29, 2014 0 Comments
3 Up, 3 Down: Hot Hand Luke

The New York Mets wrapped up their 2014 campaign at Citi Field yesterday, taking two out of three from the Houston Astros to finish 79-83 on the year. The Amazins’ concluded their final two games with authority as they head into a highly anticipated offseason. Below are the series takeaways in this edition of 3 […]

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3 Up 3 Down: Braves Get The Broom

An article by posted on September 22, 2014 0 Comments
3 Up 3 Down: Braves Get The Broom

The Mets are finishing up on a strong note and played a great series down in Atlanta this weekend. Below are the usual takeaways in this edition of 3 & 3. 3 Up 1. The starting pitching was excellent in this series, particularly the guys making the league minimum, Zack Wheeler and Jacob deGrom. Wheeler […]

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