Tag: offense

Pitching Or Hitting? Assigning Post-Steroid Era Value

An article by posted on November 21, 2014 0 Comments
Pitching Or Hitting? Assigning Post-Steroid Era Value

There’s been a lot of talk these days about value. Specifically among Mets fans who wonder whether stockpiling valuable pitching assets will prove advantageous in an era when scarcity dictates that quality hitters possess the most value. Value metrics have become the go-to statistic among many fans in this discussion as they provide a practical […]

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Alderson Is Optimistic About Conforto’s Defense

An article by posted on November 21, 2014 0 Comments
Alderson Is Optimistic About Conforto’s Defense

When the Mets selected Michael Conforto 10th overall in this year’s draft, the main criticism about Conforto was his defense. As an outfielder in Oregon State, Conforto earned a reputation as a liability in the outfield. Since many analysts felt his defense was an issue, he was viewed as a one dimensional player. However, it […]

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MLBTR Tabs Ruben Tejada and Eric Young As Non-Tender Candidates

An article by posted on November 11, 2014 0 Comments
MLBTR Tabs Ruben Tejada and Eric Young As Non-Tender Candidates

MLB Trade Rumors have tabbed the Mets’ Eric Young Jr. and Ruben Tejada as non-tender candidates. Both players are projected to earn about $2.5 million in arbitration and unless the Mets trade one of them, each player could be released before the December 2 non-tender deadline. Deciding what to do with Ruben Tejada is somewhat of a […]

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Mets Sign Catcher Johnny Monell, Final Thoughts On Juan Centeno

An article by posted on November 6, 2014 0 Comments
Mets Sign Catcher Johnny Monell, Final Thoughts On Juan Centeno

The Mets made several moves last week to clear space on their 40 man roster. One of these decisions was to place catching prospect, Juan Centeno, on waivers. Centeno was quickly picked up by the Milwaukee Brewers, and he will likely compete for a spot on their opening day roster. While Centeno is certainly not […]

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Mets Are A Bandbox Team Playing In A Pitcher’s Park

An article by posted on October 29, 2014 0 Comments
Mets Are A Bandbox Team Playing In A Pitcher’s Park

An adaptation is a trait that plays a role in the survival of a given organism. Animals adapt to their surroundings by means of natural selection because those who are not well adapted to their environments die off — like a penguin in the Sahara. Humans adapt as well … my wife tells me I […]

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Is Rafael Montero The One The Mets Trade?

An article by posted on October 24, 2014 0 Comments
Is Rafael Montero The One The Mets Trade?

The Mets are highly reluctant to trade any of their young pitchers this winter, despite an urgent need to upgrade the offense, writes Andy Martino of the Daily News. However it’s not impossible to imagine Zack Wheeler, Noah Syndergaard, Jacob deGrom and to some extent Rafael Montero playing for different teams next year, he says. […]

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Kevin Long, Front Office Might Not See Eye-To-Eye

An article by posted on October 24, 2014 0 Comments
Kevin Long, Front Office Might Not See Eye-To-Eye

Yesterday the Mets announced the hiring of Kevin Long as the new batting coach (or as they call it hitting instructor). This move makes sense for a number of reasons. On top of that list is the work he did with Curtis Granderson while they were both with the Yankees. You could argue that a […]

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Mets Road Splits Go To The Heart Of The Matter

An article by posted on October 19, 2014 0 Comments
Mets Road Splits Go To The Heart Of The Matter

The New York Mets have seemingly struggled offensively over the last several years, prompting fans to call for better hitters, and more offense. I know I certainly have. The Mets front office has sometimes responded by signing free agent sluggers like Jason Bay and current Met Curtis Granderson. Two players that both had previously produced […]

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Mets Should Seize The Moment And Take Back NYC

An article by posted on October 6, 2014 0 Comments
Mets Should Seize The Moment And Take Back NYC

As we head into the offseason, the city of New York is ripe for the picking. The Yankees are still king while the Mets have been the butt of the joke for years. But an era is ending in the Bronx. The last link to the Yankee Dynasty will be gone. Our crosstown rivals will […]

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The Importance Of Securing An Elite Catcher

An article by posted on October 6, 2014 0 Comments
The Importance Of Securing An Elite Catcher

Scarcity: the state of being scarce or in short supply. Scarcity is when you don’t have enough of something you really need, like clean socks and pomegranates – there never seem to be enough pomegranates around when you need them. Pomegranates are a damned delicious fruit … especially if you don’t mind seeds stuck in […]

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