After reading an article by Joe D., who was very pleased with how Sandy Alderson handled himself in the days leading up to the Trade Deadline, I wrote him and asked if I could submit a rebuttal. He was kind enough to allow me that courtesy and encouraged me to fire away. So fire away, I shall. I’m sorry Sandy, but you blew it. I take no joy in the fact that Marlon Byrd is […]
Mets vs Marlins: Recker To Catch Hefner, Sticking With 6-Man Rotation, No Tejada or Spin Till September
METS (46-56) at MARLINS (40-63) RHP Jeremy Hefner (4-8, 4.17) vs. RHP Jacob Turner (3-3, 2.49) Starting Lineup Eric Young, Jr. – LF Daniel Murphy – 2B David Wright – 3B Marlon Byrd – RF Ike Davis – 1B Juan Lagares – CF Anthony Recker – C Omar Quintanilla – SS Jeremy Hefner –RHP Game Notes Terry Collins says he is sticking with six-man rotation even though it means playing with a four man all-righthanded bench as team is […]
Stephanie was in an optimistic mood after last night’s game, believe it or not, and it wasn’t due to the post-game Nas concert… This is her first full-length piece that isn’t a Player of the Week, enjoy her collection of thoughts after the game and play nice in the comments… (Satish R.) Jeremy Hefner has never fared well against the Phillies. It’s just one of those weird baseball things, but the stats actually back it […]
For the next few days, I will be highlighting some of the most popular sabermetric stats available to the public. Earlier today, we began the series with OPS/OPS+. Now we continue with wOBA… Batting Average, On-Base Percentage, and Slugging Percentage are all incomplete. Batting average doesn’t account for what type of hits a batter has. It also doesn’t account for walks. On-Base Percentage is better because it accounts for walks, but it doesn’t weigh how […]
As the trade deadline nears, the debate grows more intense every day as to the approach the Mets should take with respect to their more marketable players. Should they approach next year with an expectation to contend and hold on to all key components of what appears to be a newly energized roster? Or should they be taking a hard look at the big picture for holes yet to be filled that may best be […]
Marlon Byrd checks in with MMO to talk about his experience playing for the Mets, how he’s bounced back from his 50-game PEDs suspension, his time in the Mexican League, if he thinks he’ll be traded and how to carry the momentum into the second half of the season. MMO: David mentioned before yesterday’s game that it’s been great having you on this team for your presence on and off the field, especially for the […]
The New York Mets won their second consecutive road series against an Eastern Division rival, after rocking the Phillies 8-0 on Sunday. There are so many encouraging things to take away from this series, that we’re going to get right to the 3 & 3. Amazin’ Matt: Ho hum, Matt Harvey pitched the rubber game of the series on Sunday and only went six scoreless innings, before the rain washed him out of the game. Through 16 […]
Ahhh, what a week! Taking 3 out of 5 in Atlanta AND 2 out of 3 in Philly is a huge breath of fresh air for this slumping ballclub (and maybe another sign of the decline of western civilization!). Even though they stumbled out of the blocks at the start of the week, not giving Gee any run support and losing on a walk-off by Chipper—I mean, Freddie Freeman, they were, for the most part, […]
David Wright, 3B MMO Player of the Week! Just when we thought it couldn’t get any worse, the Mets go ahead and prove us wrong. Although it’s a long shot to say that anybody was expecting to win a series against the best team in baseball (and the way this team was playing, against the Cubs), hopes were not high coming into the week. The streaky defense and simply atrocious offense were barely able to scrape […]
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