Tag: OBP

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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Kirk Nieuwenhuis Is Out Of Options

An article by posted on October 6, 2014 0 Comments
Kirk Nieuwenhuis Is Out Of Options

Kirk Nieuwenhuis will be entering his fourth MLB season in 2015, and at age 27 he’s now a fringe player who has run out of options. As Mike Vorkunov of NJ.com points out, Nieuwenhuis is entering this season without a starting position available and is most likely fighting for a roster spot as a fourth outfielder […]

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Mets Would Trade Murphy For A Hefty Haul

An article by posted on July 25, 2014 0 Comments
Mets Would Trade Murphy For A Hefty Haul

Despite reports that the Mets are not actively shopping Daniel Murphy, ESPN’s Jayson Stark said in a chat today, that the Mets second baseman is available if teams were willing to pay a high price. “They’d definitely move him,” he writes. “But they want quality back. Sandy Alderson does a really good job of making […]

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Mets’ Farm System Has A Bumper Crop At Second Base

An article by posted on July 9, 2014 0 Comments
Mets’ Farm System Has A Bumper Crop At Second Base

Much has been made of the Met organization’s penchant for accumulating shortstop prospects in recent years, a strategy that has paid dividends for many teams in the past. Generally speaking, players capable of handling what is considered the most demanding defensive slot on the fair territory side of the field are usually judged to be […]

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Featured Post: Is Alderson Gaming The System… Again?

An article by posted on April 30, 2014 0 Comments
Featured Post: Is Alderson Gaming The System… Again?

Sandy Alderson was never a professional baseball player. He never donned a major league uniform, he never stood in a box facing major league pitching, he never even coached.  He ascended the ranks of Oakland’s front office through a business partnership with Roy Eisenhardt (whose father-in-law owned the team), though admittedly Alderson had shown a remarkable […]

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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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