Tag: New York Mets

How Alderson Stacks Up With Previous GM’s

An article by posted on October 20, 2014 0 Comments
How Alderson Stacks Up With Previous GM’s

Within the next two weeks we’ll witness the same scene that gets played out every October. Amidst the spray of champagne and exuberant shouts, the commissioner will be standing on a stage presenting a trophy to the owner, manager and General Manager of the World Champions. Now, if the commissioner would instead be presenting a […]

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Mets Have Drafted Highest Percentage Of High School Players

An article by posted on October 19, 2014 0 Comments
Mets Have Drafted Highest Percentage Of High School Players

According to a new report by Baseball America, the current Collective Bargaining Agreement and its bonus pools have created incentives for teams to select high school players early in the draft before spending less in the back half of the top 10 rounds. They write that 2014 was the most aggressive use of that strategy […]

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Mets Road Splits Go To The Heart Of The Matter

An article by posted on October 19, 2014 0 Comments
Mets Road Splits Go To The Heart Of The Matter

The New York Mets have seemingly struggled offensively over the last several years, prompting fans to call for better hitters, and more offense. I know I certainly have. The Mets front office has sometimes responded by signing free agent sluggers like Jason Bay and current Met Curtis Granderson. Two players that both had previously produced […]

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Miracle Mets Still A Sore Spot For Frank Robinson

An article by posted on October 19, 2014 0 Comments
Miracle Mets Still A Sore Spot For Frank Robinson

“It’s always good planning to have a baseball in the dugout with shoe polish on it, just in case.” That is the expression coined following the infamous Shoe Polish incident, when in Game 5 of the 1969 World Series, Cleon Jones hit the deck to evade a Dave McNally pitch that skidded into the Mets […]

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How Valuable Is Juan Lagares?

An article by posted on October 18, 2014 0 Comments
How Valuable Is Juan Lagares?

Mark Simon of ESPN New York, does a very nice job of analyzing the first full season of center fielder Juan Lagares, who he says was arguably the Mets’ most valuable player or at the very least one of their top three. I agree. Offensively, Lagares’ progression was a product of two things: increasing his […]

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Bring In The Fences, Bring On The Controversy…

An article by posted on October 15, 2014 0 Comments
Bring In The Fences, Bring On The Controversy…

As was reported on Tuesday by Kristie Ackert of the Daily News, the Mets are poised to renovate the dimensions of Citi Field for the second time in four years. Once again the team plans to bring in the fences, this time concentrating their efforts on the right-center and right field walls. Why do this, […]

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Featured Post: Winners Win, Losers Make Excuses

An article by posted on October 13, 2014 0 Comments
Featured Post: Winners Win, Losers Make Excuses

Exhibit A: In August 2013 Mets fans held their collective breath when learning of an injury to Matt Harvey. A short time later when it became clear he was finished for not only the remainder of that season but for the following year as well, fans by and large threw in the towel. We immediately […]

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D’Backs Tab Former Mets Coach Chip Hale As Manager

An article by posted on October 13, 2014 0 Comments
D’Backs Tab Former Mets Coach Chip Hale As Manager

The Diamondbacks will announce the hiring of new manager Chip Hale on Monday, Jon Heyman of CBS Sports has confirmed, and he will receive a two-year contract. He had managed Arizona’s Triple-A affiliate for three seasons and had impressed many in the organization at the time. Before that, Hale served as Bob Melvin‘s bench coach with the […]

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Bidding For Andrew Miller Begins At Three Years, $21 Million

An article by posted on October 7, 2014 0 Comments
Bidding For Andrew Miller Begins At Three Years, $21 Million

Baseball reporters and bloggers say the darnedest things.  Joel Sherman of the New York Post says the Mets should target lefthander Andrew Miller this offseason as a free agent. An executive who expects to pursue the lefty told Sherman he believes the field will be so crowded that three years at $21 million is probably […]

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The Nationals Are The Mets’ Biggest Nemesis

An article by posted on October 2, 2014 0 Comments
The Nationals Are The Mets’ Biggest Nemesis

This season, it seemed as though each Nationals series was more frustrating than the one that preceded it. Whenever it felt as though the Mets were gaining momentum, the Nationals rolled in and crushed it. The frustration started early as the Mets were swept in three games by the Nationals at Citi Field to begin […]

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