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It’s Not The Approach That’s The Mets’ Problem, It’s The Execution

An article by posted on May 24, 2013 0 Comments
It’s Not The Approach That’s The Mets’ Problem, It’s The Execution

Early in the spring we did a post mortem of the 2012 Met 2nd half in an attempt to discover the ugly specifics of last year’s second half swoon. What we found was interesting in that the culprit was not the offensive approach per se, but rather the downward spiral was precipitated by some hideous […]

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What Do We Have In Lucas Duda And Is He The Solution At Left Field?

An article by posted on May 18, 2013 0 Comments
What Do We Have In Lucas Duda And Is He The Solution At Left Field?

Left field has always been used as a kind of defensive dumping ground for many teams trying to find a way to get a bat in the lineup.  Not requiring the arm strength considered de rigueur for Right, and less daunting in the presence of a fleet centerfielder, it is often a place for players […]

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Should Zach Lutz Get a Chance While Ike Davis Struggles?

An article by posted on May 17, 2013 0 Comments
Should Zach Lutz Get a Chance While Ike Davis Struggles?

The early season struggles of Ike Davis have been well-documented. Following his second four-strikeout game of the season yesterday against the St. Louis Cardinals, he’s now hitting an awful .157/.245/.268 in 127 at-bats. That line is hard to look at, but it gets even harder when you realize it only includes four home runs, nine […]

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Collins Raises Fear Of Retaliation Against Wright Because Of Valdespin Antics

An article by posted on May 11, 2013 0 Comments
Collins Raises Fear Of Retaliation Against Wright Because Of Valdespin Antics

This is getting utterly ridiculous… According to Adam Rubin of ESPN New York, Mets Manager Terry Collins said that he could see the Pirates retaliating against Jordany Valdespin for his admiration of his ninth-inning homer on Friday night, but added that he doesn’t think Pittsburgh would go after David Wright. “I think every situation is different. I […]

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Jordany Valdespin Against Left-Handed Pitching

An article by posted on May 5, 2013 0 Comments
Jordany Valdespin Against Left-Handed Pitching

Jordany Valdespin was initially slated not to start against LHP Chris Sale on Tuesday according to Terry Collins and as reported by Adam Rubin of ESPN New York. That’s irrelevant now that Sale was moved up to pitch on Monday and will not pitch against the Mets after all. Michael Baron of MetsBlog pointed out that against left-handed […]

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Mets vs Marlins: Collins Is Pissed, Ike In Against LHP, Gee Hopes To Snap Slide

An article by posted on May 1, 2013 0 Comments
Mets vs Marlins: Collins Is Pissed, Ike In Against LHP, Gee Hopes To Snap Slide

 Starting Lineups Game Notes The Mets’ losing streak has reached six games after the club failed to protect a one-run lead with three outs remaining for a second straight day at Marlins Park. It matches their longest losing streak of the 2012 season. They are now in fourth place in the NL East, just two games […]

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Featured Post: Timing Of Juan Lagares Promotion Is Strange

An article by posted on April 25, 2013 0 Comments

Most baseball pundits cast off the Mets’ outfield as being the worst in the league heading into the season. On paper, maybe that is correct, but based on performance, the Mets outfield hasn’t been all that bad. Lucas Duda has looked good offensively, Marlon Byrd has had some big hits, Mike Baxter gives all-out effort […]

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Buck-ing the System: Taking A Look At Contact Rates

An article by posted on April 23, 2013 0 Comments
Buck-ing the System: Taking A Look At Contact Rates

Baseball is a game of adjustments. The Mets under Dave Hudgens’ tutelage have adopted a doctrine of selectivity that emphasizes seeing lots of pitches, running up pitch-counts, zoning in on your pitch, and ultimately getting on base one way or another. There has been a lot of discussion on MMO about whether this approach is […]

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Reviewing The Top Of The Mets Batting Order

An article by posted on April 21, 2013 0 Comments
Reviewing The Top Of The Mets Batting Order

I thought about the first three spots in the Mets lineup. While the two and three holes seem locked by Daniel Murphy and David Wright respectively, the leadoff spot has been somewhat of a revolving door. Here is the list of starts in the leadoff spot with Murphy and Wright at No. 2 and 3: […]

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(Updated) Travis D’Arnaud Injury Opens Door For Juan Centeno, Kevin Plawecki

An article by posted on April 18, 2013 0 Comments

Update by Joe D. at 2:20 PM Well that didn’t take long… The Mets announced that Juan Centeno has been promoted to Triple-A Las Vegas to replace Travis d’Arnaud who was officially placed on the DL moments ago. Centeno will get the majority of the starts while Landon Powell will continue to remain the backup. […]

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