Tag: NL

MLB Exec: Mets Laying in the Weeds Looking for Bargains

An article by posted on December 27, 2014 0 Comments
MLB Exec: Mets Laying in the Weeds Looking for Bargains

Joel Sherman of the New York Post asks whether the Mets relatively quiet offseason is a tactical decision, or just a lack of ingenuity by the front office coupled and more evidence that ownership lacks the financial resources to keep up with all the other teams. For example, is Michael Cuddyer the Mets’ big offseason move […]

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Mejia Not Upset About Collins Calling Parnell Team’s Closer

An article by posted on December 17, 2014 0 Comments
Mejia Not Upset About Collins Calling Parnell Team’s Closer

Jenrry Mejia is well aware of what Terry Collins said in San Diego when he proclaimed Bobby Parnell the Mets closer as soon as he is ready to return sometime around May. Collins matter of factly said Parnell was the Mets incumbent closer and also added that Mejia, Familia and Black would all get to […]

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Alderson Reluctant To Trade Mejia Or Mess With The Bullpen

An article by posted on November 14, 2014 0 Comments
Alderson Reluctant To Trade Mejia Or Mess With The Bullpen

For the same reasons I pointed out a couple of days ago below, general manager Sandy Alderson told Mike Puma of the New York Post the Mets would be reluctant to trade a reliever this offseason. “The bullpen hasn’t been a strength over the last three or four years until last season and even last […]

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Worst Productive Position For Mets Was Catcher

An article by posted on November 7, 2014 0 Comments
Worst Productive Position For Mets Was Catcher

Using Wins Below Average, a metric that encompasses both offensive and defensive value, David Schoenfield of ESPN.com, calculated the worst productive position for all 30 MLB teams. Surprisingly, the Mets received their worst overall production from the catching position. New York Mets C: 1.5 wins below average Mets fans are probably shocked that left field, right […]

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Pitching and Defense Is In Our DNA

An article by posted on October 24, 2014 0 Comments
Pitching and Defense Is In Our DNA

Baseball is loaded with tradition, perhaps more than any other sport, and for good reason. The Mets have their own traditions, their own uniforms and stories passed down to them, their own sacred relics. Mets tradition is rooted in the Miracle of 1969, and to a lesser degree the 1986 Championship season. Mets tradition is entrenched […]

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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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Working The Count vs. Looking To Make Contact

An article by posted on October 18, 2014 0 Comments
Working The Count vs. Looking To Make Contact

“If there is anything underrated about the Giants,” John Harper of the Daily News writes. “It’s the pressure they put on defenses with an old-school offensive approach that is more about attacking aggressively than working counts. Partly as a result, they’ve managed to score 10 runs in this postseason on plays where they didn’t produce […]

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What Can We Expect From Travis d’Arnaud Next Season?

An article by posted on October 2, 2014 0 Comments
What Can We Expect From Travis d’Arnaud Next Season?

This year’s free-agent class is a particularly weak one. With very few options in the outfield and at shortstop, two positions that the Mets are desperate to fix, there are a number of potential options at catcher. But with Travis d’Arnaud here and with Kevin Plawecki waiting in the wings, this isn’t exactly a need […]

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It’s Not That Complicated, Make More Contact…

An article by posted on October 1, 2014 0 Comments
It’s Not That Complicated, Make More Contact…

It was so exciting to watch the the Kansas City Royals come back in extra-innings and beat the Oakland A’s last night with a stunning 9-8 victory. What high-drama, what suspense, what a game… If any of you hated the sudden death one-game Wild Card round, you may want to reconsider. What happened last night […]

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DeGrom Named Rookie of the Month For September

An article by posted on September 30, 2014 0 Comments
DeGrom Named Rookie of the Month For September

Jacob deGrom has been voted the National League Rookie of the Month for September. The 26-year-old righty was 2-0 in four September starts, leading MLB rookie pitchers with 38 strikeouts, which also ranked fourth overall in the NL. DeGrom posted a 1.67 ERA i 27.0 IP which was the top mark among qualifying NL rookies and ranked […]

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Jacob deGrom Will Be Shut Down, Won’t Make Final Start

An article by posted on September 23, 2014 0 Comments
Jacob deGrom Will Be Shut Down, Won’t Make Final Start

ESPN’s Adam Rubin is reporting that Jacob deGrom will be shut down for the season and will not make his final start against the Astros. An organizational source reported the news to Rubin and it appears deGrom’s pursuit of the National Leagues Rookie of the Year Award will end with 22 starts and a brilliant […]

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