Tag: OPS

Do Managers Matter?

An article by posted on May 2, 2013 0 Comments
Do Managers Matter?

John Charles Bradbury, an Economics Professor at Kennesaw State University, did a fascinating study a few years back on whether changing managers really has an effect on turning a team around. What he found was that ultimately managers had little to no effect on performance output given the same personnel. In a nutshell, good players […]

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David Wright Superstar?

An article by posted on April 26, 2013 0 Comments
David Wright Superstar?

You’ve probably read an article like this before.  Lord knows enough of them have been written.  Is David Wright a superstar?  Its an argument that still rages on an almost daily basis across every social media forum.  On one side, you find a group of super-critical fans who feel Wright can’t possibly live up to […]

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Daniel Murphy – The Mets’ Overlooked Offensive Star

An article by posted on April 13, 2013 0 Comments
Daniel Murphy – The Mets’ Overlooked Offensive Star

With all the attention being paid to John Buck’s torrid start, another Met’s offensive performance has gone under the radar.  But his start is just as noteworthy as Buck’s. Daniel Murphy has always been a great contact hitter, lashing doubles at a rate never before seen by a left-handed hitter in Mets history.  Nearly one-quarter […]

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Davidoff Takes Logic Out Of Hall of Fame Voting

An article by posted on December 20, 2012 0 Comments
Davidoff Takes Logic Out Of Hall of Fame Voting

Ken Davidoff has spent the last week or so getting attention, not for the quality of his work but for the shock value of his work. Most recently, Davidoff published his Hall of Fame ballot. Davidoff goes through every player in detail and does an excellent job at that. Davidoff also does an excellent job […]

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A Quick Thought About Ike Davis

An article by posted on September 16, 2012 0 Comments
A Quick Thought About Ike Davis

Just a quick thought on something Adma Rubin just tweeted about Ike Davis: If you look at David Wright’s OPS which is a team leading .895 and also top ten in the NL, you would think he’d be infinitely ahead of Ike Davis in the RBI department considering Davis has just a .754 OPS. That’s […]

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Matt Harvey and Fred Lewis Earn MVP Honors

An article by posted on August 29, 2012 0 Comments
Matt Harvey and Fred Lewis Earn MVP Honors

The Buffalo Bisons honored their 2012 Season Award Winners as part of Fan Appreciation Night on Tuesday evening at Coca Cola Field. Players received their awards in a special pre-game ceremony in what has become an annual tradition for the Herd on their final home game of the season. OF Fred Lewis Most Valuable Player […]

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Cory Vaughn Rips 8th Home Run, Makes BA Hot Sheet

An article by posted on May 7, 2012 0 Comments
Cory Vaughn Rips 8th Home Run, Makes BA Hot Sheet

Baseball America’s Prospect Hot Sheet for the week ending May 4th has Mets outfield prospect Cory Vaughn ranked #2. Last night, Cory Vaughn ripped his eight home run of the season in St. Lucie’s 5-3 win over Dunedin. He has been on a season long tear and ranks third in the league in slugging (.542) and OPS (.889) in […]

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Kirk Nieuwenhuis Will Platoon CF With Scott Hairston

An article by posted on April 7, 2012 0 Comments
Kirk Nieuwenhuis Will Platoon CF With Scott Hairston

Newly promoted Mets outfielder Kirk Nieuwenhuis will platoon with veteran Scott Hairston says Mike Mazzeo of ESPN via twitter. Hairston will start against left handed pitching while Nieuwenhuis will be penciled in against the righties while Andres Torres recovers from his strained calf that he re-injured in the 7th inning of the Mets Opening Day game Thursday. […]

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MLB Spotlight: Brett Lawrie, Baseball’s Next Superstar?

An article by posted on March 25, 2012 0 Comments
MLB Spotlight: Brett Lawrie, Baseball’s Next Superstar?

Jayson Stark of ESPN grabbed my attention this morning when he posted this chart showing how Toronto Blue Jays’ phenom Brett Lawrie, stacked up against some of the all time greats with his .953 OPS last season. That’s some pretty amazing company and at 22 years old, Brett Lawrie is ready to explode onto the […]

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This One’s Dedicated To All Those Amazin’ Memories

An article by posted on December 17, 2011 0 Comments
This One’s Dedicated To All Those Amazin’ Memories

I’m so sick of reading about the Mets these days. I’m seeing one terrible truth unveiled after another. And though I was warned about everything that was coming down before the Mets break camp next next March, it doesn’t make it any easier to see this once proud franchise disintegrate into oblivion. This song seems […]

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