Tag: OBP

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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When Is A Good OBP Not So Good

An article by posted on December 29, 2013 0 Comments
When Is A Good OBP Not So Good

Egads… What’s that picture of Luis Castillo doing up there? I bet you didn’t think you’d see him again, right? While I was reading through some comments, I came across an interesting exchange I serendipitously started when I wrote that signing Stephen Drew could end up being as bad as the Luis Castillo signing. Then […]

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Around the Diamond – What’s on Second?

An article by posted on December 28, 2013 0 Comments
Around the Diamond – What’s on Second?

Going around the Diamond – there have been 24 different players in the Mets 52 year history that would could be classified as the “everyday” second baseman. So who has played there the most? (seasons classified as the main second baseman in parenthesis) 10. Tim Teufel (1987). Tim played in 325 games (251 starts) at second […]

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MMO Fan Shot: Duda Not Perfect, But Best Option For Mets Right Now

An article by posted on December 23, 2013 0 Comments
MMO Fan Shot: Duda Not Perfect, But Best Option For Mets Right Now

An MMO Fan Shot by Michael Mandelkern Lucas Duda could be the New York Mets’ best option to start at first base next year. Even though he has not played a full season, his OBP and OPS statistics look promising. He has raw power too. But most importantly to General Manager Sandy Alderson, he comes […]

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