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The Twelve Percent Solution? The 2005 Edition

An article by posted on November 30, 2013 0 Comments
The Twelve Percent Solution?  The 2005 Edition

I previously posed the question if a player can develop plate discipline at the minor league level to lay off bad pitches, does that translate into major league success?  Let’s do a little rewind to see how a 12% walk rate translated over time, shall we? Over the course of 502 plate appearances, a 12% […]

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The Sky is Not Falling in Queens

An article by posted on November 30, 2013 0 Comments
The Sky is Not Falling in Queens

Color me optimistic, but I do not believe the sky is falling in Queens. I heard rumors of such an event. I heard adamant insistence that such rumor was fact. So I decided to be brave, open up my door, look out into the big, bad city and take a look for myself. I looked […]

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Mets Winter League Update

An article by posted on November 30, 2013 2 Comments
Mets Winter League Update

Here are the updated stats for Mets players and prospects currently playing in the various Winter Baseball Leagues. All stats are updated through games of 11/29/2013 Dominican Winter League Juan Lagares - OF 2013 Winter League - 25 games; (36 for 101), .356/.391/.436, 14 R, 5 Doubles, 1 HR, 14 RBI, 5 SB         Jordany Valdespin - […]

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The Clock Is Ticking On Sandy Alderson’s Plan For The Mets

An article by posted on November 29, 2013 0 Comments
The Clock Is Ticking On Sandy Alderson’s Plan For The Mets

We keep hearing the word “plan” tossed around this winter. Nobody knows what the plan is, as it seems to change from day-to-day and week-to-week. As legendary hockey coach Herb Brooks would say, this Mets off-season has looked a lot like “two monkeys trying to hump a football.” The only “plan,” as I see it, […]

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Nelson Cruz Is Not The Answer For The Mets

An article by posted on November 29, 2013 0 Comments
Nelson Cruz Is Not The Answer For The Mets

Even after last week’s signing of Chris Young, the Met outfield is still in dire circumstances. Although they have two starters set in place in Juan Lagares and Young, neither of them are sure bets at the plate. With the Mets presumably sticking with either Lucas Duda or Ike Davis at first base for next […]

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In Theater Of Absurd, There’s No End To The Madness

An article by posted on November 29, 2013 0 Comments
In Theater Of Absurd, There’s No End To The Madness

According to Venezuelan journalist Rafael Tejera, the Mets have expressed interest in journeyman relief pitchers Víctor Garate and Armando Galarraga. To fully appreciate how earth-shattering this news is, you must first know that Garate last pitched in the major leagues in 2009, and had a 22.50 ERA. Galarraga last pitched in the majors in 2012, […]

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Mets 2010 Draft Rewind: Round 29, Hamilton Bennett – @Ham_Bone28

An article by posted on November 29, 2013 0 Comments
Mets 2010 Draft Rewind: Round 29, Hamilton Bennett – @Ham_Bone28

In 2010, the Mets 30th round pick was Josh Edgin – the highest numbered round thus far to make it to the majors from that draft class.  The pick right before Josh was 29th round selection, LHP Hamilton Bennett, chosen 872nd overall out of South Carolina. Hamilton has posted good numbers in his four years […]

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The Top 10 Worst Scoring Mets Teams Since 1980

An article by posted on November 29, 2013 0 Comments
The Top 10 Worst Scoring Mets Teams Since 1980

To follow up the 10 best offensive clubs since the 80s, it’s only fitting to list the 10 lease offensive (or depending on the context – the most offensive) teams since 1980.  While we are not too far removed from the Times-O-Plenty, we’ve recently been mired in Several Seasons of Drought. The 10 Worst Scoring […]

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Mets Could Exercise Sandy’s 2015 Option As Soon As This Winter

An article by posted on November 29, 2013 0 Comments
Mets Could Exercise Sandy’s 2015 Option As Soon As This Winter

Mark Polishuk of the great MLB Trade Rumors does a nice assessment of MLB general managers who are entering their last year of their contracts. That includes the Mets’ Sandy Alderson, but the team does hold an option for 2015. Here is what Mark had to say about that: Sandy Alderson is facing pressure to […]

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Sandy’s Conundrum and Surviving In Baseball’s New Market

An article by posted on November 28, 2013 0 Comments
Sandy’s Conundrum and Surviving In Baseball’s New Market

Sandy Alderson is suffering from sticker shock. He’s so shocked you could slam a baseball bat against a wall he’s sitting by and he wouldn’t even flinch. He’s so shocked you have to tazer him just to get him to blink. He’s so shocked … eh, you get the idea. Lets see…  $75 million for […]

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