Tag: OBP

The Curtis Granderson Story: Have We Seen This Movie Before?

An article by posted on December 7, 2013 0 Comments
The Curtis Granderson Story: Have We Seen This Movie Before?

We’ve been waiting all winter for our team to do something. Yesterday, our inactive front office became active by signing Curtis Granderson for 4 years/$60 million. But is the waiting over? Will this be our only major move or will it be the first of several? Is this the first baby step in bringing a winner […]

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Juan Lagares Heading To New York (Knee)

An article by posted on December 5, 2013 0 Comments
Juan Lagares Heading To New York (Knee)

Juan Lagares told followers via Twitter that he is flying to New York to have his knee looked at by team doctors. No word yet as to how he incurred the injury or it’s severity, but Lagares says “he’s putting it all in God’s hands.” He followed up with a tweet that reads, “Everything is good my people.” The […]

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Why Andre Ethier Is A Better Choice Than Shin-Soo Choo

An article by posted on December 4, 2013 0 Comments
Why Andre Ethier Is A Better Choice Than Shin-Soo Choo

A Fan Shot By Terence Farley When thinking of an outfield bat for the Mets, the one player I knew I didn’t want was Andre Ethier. He doesn’t have enough power, he can’t hit lefties and he makes a lot of money. The player I wanted was Shin-Soo Choo Then it came out that he […]

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Is Ike Davis’ Agent Salivating?

An article by posted on December 3, 2013 11 Comments

I know one player was a free agent and another is a second year arbitration eligible player, but I have to wonder… did Sandy set the market for .200 hitters that strike out a lot? With the current market “sticker shock” and the $7.25 million contract that the Mets just gave Chris Young, is Ike […]

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Will Juan Lagares Lose Playing Time In Center Field To Chris Young?

An article by posted on November 27, 2013 0 Comments
Will Juan Lagares Lose Playing Time In Center Field To Chris Young?

Will Juan Lagares lose time in center field to Chris Young? Check out this post by Mike Kerwick of The Record who writes that newly acquired Chris Young has a list of three expectations that he shared with reporters yesterday. He wants substantial playing time. He wants that playing time to be in center field. […]

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The Twelve Percent Solution?

An article by posted on November 25, 2013 2 Comments
The Twelve Percent Solution?

With On-Base Percentage being highly coveted, I thought I’d take a look at the Mets minor league system to see who down on the farm was walking at a 12% rate this past season. Why twelve percent? Over the course of 502 plate appearances (the minimum number required to qualify for a MLB batting title), […]

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Mets Sign Chris Young To One-Year Deal For $7.25 Million Guaranteed

An article by posted on November 22, 2013 0 Comments
Mets Sign Chris Young To One-Year Deal For $7.25 Million Guaranteed

Update – Buster Olney of ESPN is reporting that the one year deal is worth a whopping $7.25 million dollars… Wow, here’s your opening day left fielder… Original Post Outfielder Chris Young has agreed to a one-year deal with the Mets pending a physical, according to multiple reports. Jon Heyman first reported the news. The […]

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Sickels Projects d’Arnaud In His Prospect of Day Feature

An article by posted on August 19, 2013 0 Comments
Sickels Projects d’Arnaud In His Prospect of Day Feature

John Sickels on Minor League Ball featured Travis d’Arnaud as his Prospect of the Day and pointed out how steadily his throwing has improved as evidenced by increasing caught-stealing percentages since turning pro. So for those of you worried about those three stolen bases against him this weekend, don’t go jumping to any conclusions, and […]

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Featured Post: Should Mets Aggressively Pursue Cuban Sensation Jose Abreu?

An article by posted on August 15, 2013 0 Comments
Featured Post: Should Mets Aggressively Pursue Cuban Sensation Jose Abreu?

As Baseball America first reported, Jose Abreu, the premier offensive player in Cuba, has defected with the goal of trying to sign a contract to play baseball with a major league team. Abreu, 26, would hit the market as a free agent and according to Baseball America, will be able to sign as a free […]

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Who’s On First? A Look At A Mets Position That’s Still Up In The Air

An article by posted on July 27, 2013 0 Comments
Who’s On First? A Look At A Mets Position That’s Still Up In The Air

Outside of third base, there aren’t a lot of positions on the Mets that one could consider truly “locked up,” but first base is one that many felt had had a flag planted by Ike Davis by the end of last season. True, this would have been an assumption primarily based on 1 ½ seasons […]

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