Tag: OBP

Mets Are 5-0 When Eric Young Jr. Steals A Base

An article by posted on April 17, 2014 0 Comments
Mets Are 5-0 When Eric Young Jr. Steals A Base

There have been a lot of complaints about Eric Young. He doesn’t get on base enough. His batting average is too low. He shouldn’t be an everyday player. He should be the 4th outfielder. Guess what? Speed Kills. Stolen bases don’t produce runs? Last year, I went through the Mets top stolen base seasons and […]

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The Underwhelming Mets First Base Battle

An article by posted on March 8, 2014 0 Comments
The Underwhelming Mets First Base Battle

We’re a week into spring training games and the big position battle we’ve been anticipating all winter has thus far been, shall we say…. underwhelming? Ike Davis has calf tightness. Lucas Duda has leg stiffness. Pardon the pun, but are we dealing with a couple of stiffs? In a battle for their Major League lives with […]

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Featured Post: Can Eric Young Have a .350 OBP If He Bunts More?

An article by posted on February 21, 2014 0 Comments
Featured Post: Can Eric Young Have a .350 OBP If He Bunts More?

“Know what the difference between hitting .250 and .300 is? It’s 25 hits. 25 hits in 500 at bats is 50 points, okay? There’s 6 months in a season, that’s about 25 weeks. That means if you get just one extra flare a week – just one – a gorp… you get a groundball, you […]

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Spring Training Battles: Will Consistency be Rewarded at First Base?

An article by posted on February 12, 2014 0 Comments
Spring Training Battles: Will Consistency be Rewarded at First Base?

In an article written Monday for the New York Post, Ken Davidoff asked 30 questions, one for each major league team as they head to spring training. Of the Mets, Davidoff asked the following. “Who is the starting first baseman, and does the loser of the Ike Davis/Lucas Duda competition stick around?” The answer to […]

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Should The Best Hitter In The Lineup Bat Leadoff?

An article by posted on February 6, 2014 0 Comments
Should The Best Hitter In The Lineup Bat Leadoff?

The question posed in the title has been a hot topic in the MMO comment thread lately. I decided to take a look at this idea from a little different perspective and compare two players — Mike Trout and David Wright. I remember the first time I heard about this idea of the best hitter in […]

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Hits & Misses: Mets Going Dutch, Still Searching For Reyes’ Replacement

An article by posted on February 3, 2014 0 Comments
Hits & Misses: Mets Going Dutch, Still Searching For Reyes’ Replacement

On Saturday, we posted something about the article in the New York Times by Tim Rohan about some of the Mets players that were going to the strength and conditioning camp in Michigan run by Mets adviser, Mike Barwis. The training program was voluntary, but it was the Mets who suggested to Ruben Tejada and […]

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Mets Sign 1B Matt Clark To Minor League Contract

An article by posted on January 31, 2014 0 Comments
Mets Sign 1B Matt Clark To Minor League Contract

The Mets announced they have signed first baseman Matt Clark to a minor league contract and have invited him to big league camp. A career minor leaguer, Clark played for the Chunichi Dragons in Japan last season and batted .238 with 25 home runs, 70 RBI, and a .785 OPS. Clark, 27, was drafted by the San Diego Padres in […]

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Tackling 4 Main Arguments Against Signing Stephen Drew

An article by posted on January 29, 2014 0 Comments
Tackling 4 Main Arguments Against Signing Stephen Drew

Why should the Mets sign Stephen Drew?  I mean, 3 years and $30-36 million is crazy for Drew, right?  Here are some of the arguments flying around this offseason regarding Drew. “He’s not worth it, he’s just barely average.”   “Drew is hurt all the time. He is way too injury prone.” “Drew costs too […]

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Daniel Murphy Can Be The Key To Improved Run Production

An article by posted on January 14, 2014 0 Comments
Daniel Murphy Can Be The Key To Improved Run Production

The New York Mets ranked eleventh out of fifteen National league teams in runs scored with 619.  Ironically enough, they also ranked eleventh in home runs.  Hitting the long ball has been a struggle the past few seasons for players not named David Wright.  Some may point to David’s 18 home runs last season as […]

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The Best and Worst Hitting Pitchers in Mets History

An article by posted on January 4, 2014 0 Comments
The Best and Worst Hitting Pitchers in Mets History

In the National League, the pitcher’s spot comes up to the plate once every nine batters. A good hitting pitcher can help himself out with the bat. So who are the best hitting pitchers the Mets have seen in their history? Let’s take a look at the 10 Best Hitting Pitchers in Mets History (minimum […]

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