Tag: offense

Know Your Stats: Weighted On Base Average (wOBA)

An article by posted on June 23, 2016 0 Comments
Know Your Stats: Weighted On Base Average (wOBA)

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. Earlier today, we went through OPS and OPS+. Now we continue with wOBA… Perhaps the best way of describing weighted-On Base Average (wOBA) is to describe […]

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Bullpen Comes Up Big As Mets Defeat Royals 2-1

An article by posted on June 21, 2016 0 Comments
Bullpen Comes Up Big As Mets Defeat Royals 2-1

The Mets (37-32) defeated the Kansas City Royals (38-32) by a score of 2-1 tonight at Citi Field. Pitching: Bartolo Colon toed the rubber for the Mets this evening, but unfortunately Big Sexy only made it through one batter as Royals’ lead-off man Whit Merrifield drilled Colon with a comebacker, forcing him to leave the […]

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Measuring the Disappointment of the 2016 Mets

An article by posted on June 21, 2016 0 Comments
Measuring the Disappointment of the 2016 Mets

There have certainly been many disappointing seasons in the Mets’ 54 year history.  Some that fell below already low expectations, others in which the fresh promise of winter never materialized, and yet others in which they failed to build upon the success of previous seasons. Of course, it’s that last category that marks the 2016 […]

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Conforto And Walker Both Homer In Return To Lineup

An article by posted on June 17, 2016 0 Comments
Conforto And Walker Both Homer In Return To Lineup

The depleted New York Mets offense found some help Thursday night as two of its best returned to the starting lineup. Both Neil Walker and Michael Conforto returned from injury and immediately had a big impact in the team’s 6-4 win over Pittsburgh. Conforto, 23, had been marred in his roughest patch as a major […]

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What’s Wrong With Michael Conforto And How Should Mets Proceed

An article by posted on June 14, 2016 0 Comments
What’s Wrong With Michael Conforto And How Should Mets Proceed

The New York Mets offense has simply been bad. When you take a look at the team stats for all Major League clubs this season, the Mets offensive ranks are mostly trending at the bottom of the pile, except for home runs. Their inability to score with runners in scoring position with less than two […]

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MMO Players Of The Week: A Dark Knight Returns, A Granderson Sighting

An article by posted on June 13, 2016 0 Comments
MMO Players Of The Week: A Dark Knight Returns, A Granderson Sighting

Another tough week for the Mets came and went during Sunday June 5th to Saturday June 11th. The Mets went 3-4 during that stretch, and yet again, had trouble driving runners in with less than two outs, a startling trend that seems to be taking place more and more as the season progresses. The Mets […]

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Talkin’ Mets: 2016 MLB Draft, Brew-Crew Solution and Trading Conforto

An article by posted on June 12, 2016 0 Comments
Talkin’ Mets: 2016 MLB Draft, Brew-Crew Solution and Trading Conforto

The Mets just finished a uninspiring and bizarre 10-game road trip that saw them finish at 5-5. I discuss whether Sandy Alderson needs a trade that puts the “chips to to the center of the table” in 2016. Are Ryan Braun and Jonathan Lucroy available? If so, would they be a great fit for this […]

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The Mets’ Offensive Conundrum

An article by posted on June 8, 2016 0 Comments
The Mets’ Offensive Conundrum

This is not what any of us envisioned.  A crippled and one dimensional offense.  Two runs in the last 27 innings.  A lifeless sweep in a twin bill at the hands of two mediocre starting pitchers, a growing divisional deficit, and a return trip to October suddenly seeming uncertain. With almost 40% of the Mets’ […]

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Michael Conforto Is Earning Praise All Around Baseball

An article by posted on April 29, 2016 0 Comments
Michael Conforto Is Earning Praise All Around Baseball

No longer a rookie that Mets fans clamored to see arrive in the big leagues, Michael Conforto has already made his mark in the majors. The entire league has begun to take notice. In an article for the New York Post, columnist Kevin Kernan spoke with scouts around the league, who all agreed the secret […]

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Mets Dwelling At The Bottom In Offense

An article by posted on April 11, 2016 0 Comments
Mets Dwelling At The Bottom In Offense

The New York Mets haven’t gotten off to the start they may have wanted to this season, considering all the lofty predictions in the off-season and boasting the best starting rotation in baseball. Of course, the Met teams of 1986, 2000, and 2015 all opened their seasons at a record of 2-3, so needless to […]

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