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It’s Parnell’s Time To Shine As He Takes Over Mets Closer Role

An article by posted on February 13, 2013 0 Comments
It’s Parnell’s Time To Shine As He Takes Over Mets Closer Role

Updated by Joe D. According to Mike Puma of the NY Post, after telling reporters that Frank Francisco has been shut down due to inflammation in his right elbow, Mets manager Terry Collins told Puma that “he wants Bobby Parnell to take over as the team’s closer.” “We keep talking about 2014 … why not get […]

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How Statistics Reshaped The Way We View Pitchers and Their Game

An article by posted on February 13, 2013 0 Comments
How Statistics Reshaped The Way We View Pitchers and Their Game

In 2003, Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game, a book written by Michael Lewis, sparked the interest of not only baseball fans, but also management and statistical scholars across the country. [1] Recently in 2011, this book was introduced as a sports drama movie starring Brad Pitt. Basically the storyline of the book […]

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Multiple Mets Playing For A Chance To Be Part Of The Future

An article by posted on February 12, 2013 0 Comments
Multiple Mets Playing For A Chance To Be Part Of The Future

Unlike many teams throughout Major League Baseball which are preparing to open spring training this week, the Mets don’t have many unanswered questions to be worked out in the next six weeks. The Mets, a team in transition, are just about set from top to bottom, short of a spot on the bench and maybe […]

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The Bourn Debacle Was Mishandled By All Sides

An article by posted on February 12, 2013 0 Comments
The Bourn Debacle Was Mishandled By All Sides

The big Mets news from last night was Michael Bourn, who decided not to sign with the Mets. Instead, Bourn signed a four-year, $48 million contract with the Indians with an easily-attainable fifth option year that would bring the total contract to five years and $60 million. Regardless of what you think of Bourn as […]

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Revamped Mets Bullpen Could Surprise In 2013

An article by posted on February 12, 2013 0 Comments
Revamped Mets Bullpen Could Surprise In 2013

Opportunity cost is an economic term that means the highest valued alternative foregone to pursue an activity. It’s like if you worked at a bakery baking cakes and pies. Your shift is five hours long. In one hour, you’re able to bake one cake or two pies. If you spent zero hours on cakes and […]

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DiComo: Mets Keep Their Cursed 11th Overall Pick

An article by posted on February 11, 2013 0 Comments

This comment from Anthony DiComo of MLB.com, kind of put things into perspective for me, or at the very least it gives one pause to consider what just happened tonight. So what exactly did the Mets fight to keep? The 11th overall Draft pick has a bizarre history of busts relative to the picks around […]

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Featured Post: Hope Springs Eternal For The Mets

An article by posted on February 11, 2013 0 Comments
Featured Post: Hope Springs Eternal For The Mets

Everybody has a chance in March It’s a cliché, but it is always worth mentioning: Hope springs eternal. And it’s never truer than with baseball. As we sip our coffee — and some of you shovel snow in the northeast — on this final Sunday before pitchers and catcher report, cool breezes and temperatures in […]

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Prospect Pulse: Analyzing Mets Pitching Prospect Hansel Robles

An article by posted on February 11, 2013 0 Comments
Prospect Pulse: Analyzing Mets Pitching Prospect Hansel Robles

Hansel Robles, RHP Bats: R  Throws: R Height: 5’11″  Weight: 185 lb. Position: Pitcher Age: 22 MMO Top Prospect Ranking: 20  ETA: 2014 Background: Here is an excerpt from the recent MMO Top 25 Prospect list, where Robles was ranked No. 20: Signed as an international free agent in August of 2008, Robles did everything in […]

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This Week’s Featured Post: The Clock Has Started Ticking On The Sandy Experiment

An article by posted on February 8, 2013 0 Comments
This Week’s Featured Post: The Clock Has Started Ticking On The Sandy Experiment

Pundits often say a college football coach deserves at least two years to turn a team over before anyone can honestly pass judgement.  That time provides the new coach with enough time to recruit his own players and implement his own scheme.  General managers in Major League Baseball get no such grace period.  Thus the […]

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Mets Notes: Gee Is 100%, Niese Arrives To Camp, Projected Opening Day Lineup

An article by posted on February 8, 2013 0 Comments
Mets Notes: Gee Is 100%, Niese Arrives To Camp, Projected Opening Day Lineup

Ike Davis wraps up a session of crushing baseballs at PSL Hey Jon Niese, nice of you to show up early… Adam Rubin tweeted that the Brandon Lyon deal with the Mets will be officially announced as soon as this afternoon. Anthony DiComo sees the Opening Day Roster like this: He also adds that the acquisition […]

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