Tag: OPS

Dodgers Looking To Move Infielder For Starting Pitcher

An article by posted on 20/05/2015 0 Comments
Dodgers Looking To Move Infielder For Starting Pitcher

According to beat reporter Mark Saxon of ESPN LA, the Los Angeles Dodgers are in the market for a starting pitcher now that Hyun-jin Ryu is contemplating shoulder surgery and after already losing Brandon McCarthy for the season. Saxon believes they’d be willing to move Cuban infielder Alex Guerrero, given their excess of third baseman. The 28 year old […]

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Mets Rank Near Bottom In Most Offensive Categories

An article by posted on 13/05/2015 0 Comments
Mets Rank Near Bottom In Most Offensive Categories

Since the end of their 11-game winning streak on April 24th, the Mets have averaged just three runs a game and posted a .224 average, both are ranked dead last in the NL. Here are some disturbing trends: Leading off an inning the Mets are batting .193 with a .278 on-base percentage in 284 plate […]

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2015 MMO Top 25 Prospects: Numbers 20-16

An article by posted on 11/03/2015 0 Comments
2015 MMO Top 25 Prospects: Numbers 20-16

No. 20 Jack Leathersich, LHP Age: 24 Height: 5’11 Weight: 200 Bats/Throws: Right/Left Last year: #21 Synopsis: Jack Leathersich has posted huge strikeout numbers at every level proven by his career 15.2 K/9, unfortunately he also walks more than his share as well. He has walked nearly a hitter per inning at Las Vegas while […]

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The Difficulty In Grading Sandy Alderson

An article by posted on 02/02/2015 0 Comments
The Difficulty In Grading Sandy Alderson

As baseball fans, especially those more into the esoteric new age stats, we are used to judging players both on their careers and on their individual seasons with letters or numerical grades. It helps us keep things ordered. If you wanted to use school grades we might say that David Wright has been an A- […]

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Allan Dykstra Could Surprise For Rays This Season

An article by posted on 11/01/2015 0 Comments
Allan Dykstra Could Surprise For Rays This Season

In every organization, there are players that fly under the radar despite consistently producing at a high level in the minor leagues. Once these players reach minor league free agency, they are finally given a chance to replicate their minor league success in bigs. Last year, utility man Yangervis Solarte broke camp as the Yankees […]

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Alderson Explains Why He Targeted Mayberry Jr.

An article by posted on 17/12/2014 0 Comments
Alderson Explains Why He Targeted Mayberry Jr.

At the Mets holiday party on Tuesday, general manager Sandy Alderson explained why he targeted John Mayberry Jr. for the team. With the quotes courtesy of ESPN’s Adam Rubin, here’s what he said. “We weren’t very good against left-handed pitching last year,” Alderson said. “I think we had one of the lowest OPS numbers in […]

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Pitching Or Hitting? Assigning Post-Steroid Era Value

An article by posted on 21/11/2014 0 Comments
Pitching Or Hitting? Assigning Post-Steroid Era Value

There’s been a lot of talk these days about value. Many Mets fans 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 tool for […]

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Mets Not Interested In Torii Hunter

An article by posted on 09/11/2014 0 Comments
Mets Not Interested In Torii Hunter

In a report for ESPN Insider, Buster Olney listed outfielders Torii Hunter and Jonny Gomes among ten of the best bargains in this year’s free agent market. Jon Heyman reported that there are seven teams that have serious interest in Hunter, but according to Newsday’s Marc Carig, the Mets are not one of them. Hunter, 39, batted .286/.319/.446 with […]

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Kirk Nieuwenhuis Is Out Of Options

An article by posted on 06/10/2014 0 Comments
Kirk Nieuwenhuis Is Out Of Options

Kirk Nieuwenhuis will be entering his fourth MLB season in 2015, and at age 27 he’s now a fringe player who has run out of options. As Mike Vorkunov of NJ.com points out, Nieuwenhuis is entering this season without a starting position available and is most likely fighting for a roster spot as a fourth outfielder […]

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Di-JEST: The MMO Chat You Missed

An article by posted on 27/07/2014 0 Comments
Di-JEST: The MMO Chat You Missed

OK.  Truth be told you didn’t miss this Mets Merized chat on account of the fact that it never happened.  Here’s the back-story. I’m a sucker for online chats and read them at MLB Trade Rumors, Baseball Prospectus, FanGraphs, and wherever else I stumble upon them.   I don’t know why I bother since I rarely […]

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