Tag: OBP

Mets Want To Bring Back Jerry Blevins

An article by posted on November 11, 2016 0 Comments
Mets Want To Bring Back Jerry Blevins

On Twitter, Adam Rubin of ESPN said the Mets want to bring back veteran lefty reliever Jerry Blevins. He goes on to say that the Mets will “slow-play” his market, so as to see what other spending the Mets do in the meantime. Originally signed as a lefty specialist, Blevins, 33, was far more successful against right-handed […]

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Tigers Unlikely to Deal Second Baseman Ian Kinsler

An article by posted on October 25, 2016 0 Comments
Tigers Unlikely to Deal Second Baseman Ian Kinsler

Detroit Tigers GM Al Avila has made it known that he is looking to cut payroll and shake up his roster this Winter. However, one writer who covers the team believes he has no intentions of moving two of his core players in second baseman Ian Kinsler or right-hander Justin Verlander for that matter.(Detroit Free Press) Beat […]

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Michael Conforto: Potential First Baseman?

An article by posted on October 6, 2016 0 Comments
Michael Conforto: Potential First Baseman?

Mets outfielder Michael Conforto may learn to play first base during Spring Training, Matt Ehalt of the Record reports. What does this mean for Lucas Duda or James Loney? The first baseman is arbitration eligible this offseason, and the Mets may choose to move past the Duda era. Duda appeared in just 47 games for […]

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Are Mets Loony to Let Loney Keep Hitting?

An article by posted on September 2, 2016 0 Comments
Are Mets Loony to Let Loney Keep Hitting?

James Loney is now hitting .260 on the year for the Mets, with only six homers and 24 RBIs in just under 300 at-bats. With a below-average walk rate of 4.7%, his OBP is .a low 302 and his .OPS this season is now .674, .which is 17% below average. His only somewhat solid glove […]

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Know Your Stats: OPS/OPS+

An article by posted on June 23, 2016 0 Comments
Know Your Stats: OPS/OPS+

For the next few days, I will be bringing back my “Know Your Stats” series that I began a few years back to highlight some important sabermetric stats and concepts. We begin this afternoon with OPS and OPS+. OPS, or On Base Plus Slugging was one of the first sabermetric stats to go mainstream. It […]

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Featured Post: Is Now The Time To Call Up Nimmo?

An article by posted on June 15, 2016 0 Comments
Featured Post: Is Now The Time To Call Up Nimmo?

Editor’s Note: A day after we posted the following article, reporters asked Sandy Alderson about Nimmo and GKR spent an inning discussing it during last night’s broadcast. Here is the original article. One of the main issues the Mets have this season is their inability to get on base. While they are 6th in the majors […]

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MMO 2015 Season Preview: National League East

An article by posted on April 6, 2015 0 Comments
MMO 2015 Season Preview: National League East

Philadelphia Phillies – 5th Place Key additions: Aaron Harang, Chad Billingsley and Jeff Francoeur Key subtractions: Jimmy Rollins, Marlon Byrd, Kyle Kendrick, and A.J. Burnett Nobody’s failure makes me smile more than this team. To see Ruin Tomorrow Jr’s efforts here really have been a thing of beauty. Their most valuable commodity, Cole Hamels is still a […]

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How Low Can You Go? Mets Peddling Relevance On A Shoestring…

An article by posted on February 20, 2015 0 Comments
How Low Can You Go? Mets Peddling Relevance On A Shoestring…

I had some cheap friends when I was younger. Guys who had jobs and money but who didn’t like to spend any of it. I’m sure you all remember the type. The sort who liked to spend other people’s money and never smoked their own cigarettes. Reminds me of the Chris Rock skit from “I’m […]

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Featured Post: Granderson Was Getting A Raw Deal

An article by posted on February 15, 2015 0 Comments
Featured Post: Granderson Was Getting A Raw Deal

Many people seem to have low expectations and even less optimism when discussing Curtis Granderson.  It seems like his bad season was what should be expected as everyone points to his age and playing in more of a pitcher’s park than Yankee Stadium was.  However, while he only had a pathetic 1.0 WAR last year, […]

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Featured Post: Do The Mets “Have The Horses” To Win?

An article by posted on January 28, 2015 0 Comments
Featured Post: Do The Mets “Have The Horses” To Win?

It was the 7th game of the World Series, a heavyweight championship bout, and the Kentucky Derby all rolled into one. There was a definite buzz in the air during the summer of 1960 leading up to the presidential election. In one corner was Republican Richard Nixon. Fresh off 8 years as Vice President, Americans […]

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