Tag: lineup

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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Managing To Be Evasive: Will The Mets Extend Terry Collins?

An article by posted on April 8, 2013 0 Comments
Managing To Be Evasive: Will The Mets Extend Terry Collins?

With Terry Collins’ contract due to expire at the end of this season, speculation is rife that along with a shift in the talent level (and hopefully the fortunes) of the team, a move may be made to replace the Mets’ skipper.  GM Sandy Alderson having been typically circumspect when the question of a managerial […]

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Game Preview, Notes, Lineup: Matt Harvey Takes Center Stage Against The Padres

An article by posted on April 3, 2013 0 Comments
Game Preview, Notes, Lineup: Matt Harvey Takes Center Stage Against The Padres

Mets Lineup Collin Cowgill – CF Daniel Murphy – 2B David Wright – 3B Ike Davis – 1B Marlon Byrd – RF Lucas Duda – LF John Buck – C Ruben Tejada – SS Matt Harvey – RHP Game Notes On Opening Day, the starting lineup included three players making their Mets debut: Collin Cowgill, […]

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From Left Field: Keith Hernandez’s Lineup Idea Looks Good

An article by posted on March 28, 2013 0 Comments
From Left Field: Keith Hernandez’s Lineup Idea Looks Good

In the television broadcasts this spring in which Keith Hernandez has been in the booth, he’s provided his insights into the best potential Mets’ batting order. He said that the best lineup will have length, and I agree. The team isn’t exactly an offensive powerhouse, so it will have to create ways to get the […]

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It Will Be An Interesting April For The Mets

An article by posted on March 25, 2013 0 Comments
It Will Be An Interesting April For The Mets

Interesting April? That is for sure. Expectations are clearly low for the Mets this year. However, they were also low last year, and the team gave fans at least three months of a season before falling off a cliff. Yes, on paper this team doesn’t look good, and they have been hampered by an astonishing […]

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The Problem With the Aggregate Approach to Offense

An article by posted on March 20, 2013 0 Comments
The Problem With the Aggregate Approach to Offense

One of my favorite sci-fi flicks is Star Trek: First Contact. The first 20 minutes are some of the greatest deep-space action sequences I’ve ever seen, but what makes the movie great, of course, is the villainous Borg. The Borg function as a hive, they are profoundly creepy in an elemental way, they make us wonder […]

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