Tag: Mets

Pitching to the Defense

An article by posted on February 3, 2015 0 Comments
Pitching to the Defense

A lot of consideration is made on how a pitcher performs independent of his defense. If two pitchers produce the exact same ball in play – a ground ball to the right of the shortstop – the outcome may differ depending on how adroit that shortstop is at making the play. Therefore, statistics are calculated […]

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The Hot Seat Awaits Terry Collins

An article by posted on February 2, 2015 0 Comments
The Hot Seat Awaits Terry Collins

With pitchers and catchers reporting in 18 days, Mike Puma of the New York Post says manager Terry Collins is on the hot seat. “Though the Mets have holes, most notably at shortstop, Collins is expected to keep this crew in contention for the entire season. So if the Mets are sitting seven or eight […]

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Mets and Duda Agree to $4.2M Contract and Avoid Arbitration

An article by posted on February 2, 2015 0 Comments
Mets and Duda Agree to $4.2M Contract and Avoid Arbitration

The New York Mets and Lucas Duda have settled on a one year contract which will pay him $4.2 million in 2015, thus avoiding arbitration according to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports. Duda, who earned $1.9 million last season, had requested $4.7 million while the Mets countered with $3.75 million. Coming off a breakout season […]

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The Difficulty In Grading Sandy Alderson

An article by posted on February 2, 2015 0 Comments
The Difficulty In Grading Sandy Alderson

As baseball fans, especially those more into the esoteric new age stats, we are used to judging players both on their careers and on their individual seasons with letters or numerical grades. It helps us keep things ordered. If you wanted to use school grades we might say that David Wright has been an A- […]

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Featured Post: DePodesta Explains Mets Strategy To Improve Farm System

An article by posted on February 1, 2015 0 Comments
Featured Post: DePodesta Explains Mets Strategy To Improve Farm System

Mike Vorkunov (NJ.com) recently discussed the Mets’ minor league system and prospectswith VP of Player Development and Scouting, Paul DePodesta. Here are some exchanges that stood out. You can read the full article here. The main theme being targeted here is the position player depth that is rapidly rising through the system.  The Mets were […]

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Baseball Prospectus Projects 82 Win Season For Mets

An article by posted on February 1, 2015 0 Comments
Baseball Prospectus Projects 82 Win Season For Mets

Baseball Prospectus projects the Mets to finish 82-80 this year and fall short of the postseason. This is actually a little bit more promising than FanGraphs who projected the Mets for 79 wins this season. Dillon Gee took exception to the projection, taking to Twitter to say, “Sometimes people get it wrong!!!” There’s no real science to these […]

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Have Mets Lost Ground to Marlins, Cubs, Padres for NL Wild Card?

An article by posted on February 1, 2015 0 Comments
Have Mets Lost Ground to Marlins, Cubs, Padres for NL Wild Card?

With pitchers and catchers reporting in 18 days, Mike Puma of the New York Post points out there is little buzz about the Mets nationally and that they may have lost ground to other NL teams in their relatively idle offseason. With the Cubs, Marlins, and Padres clearly making big strides going from pretenders to […]

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Ranking the NL East Left Fielders

An article by posted on January 31, 2015 0 Comments
Ranking the NL East Left Fielders

1. Jayson Werth (Nationals) – While the depth chart on the official MLB website is still listing Bryce Harper as the left fielder, the Nationals have announced that Werth and Harper are swapping corner outfield spots. Even though Werth underwent arthroscopic shoulder surgery on January 9th and he may not be ready for Opening Day, […]

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Yoan Moncada Cleared To Sign With Any MLB Team

An article by posted on January 31, 2015 0 Comments
Yoan Moncada Cleared To Sign With Any MLB Team

Jesse Sanchez of MLB.com is reporting that the agent for Cuban infielder Yoan Moncada, received the necessary notification from the U.S. Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) on Friday night stating that his player is now an unblocked national. In other words, this now clears the way for Moncada to sign with any MLB team […]

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Law: Mets Have 6 Prospects in Top 100

An article by posted on January 29, 2015 0 Comments
Law: Mets Have 6 Prospects in Top 100

Here they are, what you’ve all been waiting for… ESPN’s Keith Law released his Top 100 Prospects for 2015 and the Mets had an impressive showing with six players making the cut. Noah Syndergaard RHP (No. 17) Syndergaard just keeps chugging along fairly quietly compared to most pitchers who throw 95-plus, getting results while refining […]

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NL East Offseason Winners and Losers

An article by posted on January 29, 2015 0 Comments
NL East Offseason Winners and Losers

After one of the most active Winters ever, Jon Heyman of CBS Sports evaluates all the winners and losers so far. Here are the ones I cherry picked from the NL East including the Mets. Winners Marlins. They got off to a big start with the record $325-million deal for franchise player Giancarlo Stanton (with […]

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