Tag: Phillies

Mets Pitching Is The Key To Beating Preseason Projections

An article by posted on February 6, 2014 0 Comments
Mets Pitching Is The Key To Beating Preseason Projections

Even if it´s tough to believe for Mets fans, the reason for rather modest projections for 2014 is the lack of trust that analysts have in the – mostly unproven – Mets pitching staff. The Fangraphs ZiPS projection is a good indicator for that. The entire projected opening day pitching staff (i.e. rotation of Niese […]

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Fact or Fiction: Team Building 2007-2011

An article by posted on January 31, 2014 0 Comments
Fact or Fiction: Team Building 2007-2011

Quick confession. I am not going to try and hide my biases simply to preserve some sense of false objectivity. After all, I’m not a journalist. Outside of lying or fabricating data, I have no such pristine burden. What follows are merely opinions, extrapolations, ideas, personal conclusions. I was, however, determined to keep an open […]

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Bobby Abreu Signs With Phillies, Nearly Chose Mets

An article by posted on January 21, 2014 0 Comments
Bobby Abreu Signs With Phillies, Nearly Chose Mets

The Philadelphia Phillies signed outfielder Bobby Abreu to a minor league deal today, and according to ESPN’s Jerry Crasnick, he was very close to choosing the Mets. (Why?) Abreu, 40, did not play in 2013 after hitting .242 with three homers and 24 RBIs in 100 games with the Los Angeles Angels and Los Angeles Dodgers in 2012. The Mets had […]

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John Lannan Will Earn $1.5 Million If He Makes The Team

An article by posted on January 21, 2014 0 Comments
John Lannan Will Earn $1.5 Million If He Makes The Team

The Mets officially announced that they have signed lefthanded starting pitcher John Lannan to a minor-league deal with a spring training invite. According to Joel Sherman of the New York Post, Lannan will earn $1.5 million if he makes the major league team, plus an additional $2 million in innings pitched bonuses. As we surmised […]

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Ricky Otero – 45th Round Success Story

An article by posted on January 17, 2014 1 Comment
Ricky Otero – 45th Round Success Story

While Brandon Villafuerte was selected and signed by the Mets in the 66th round of the 1994 MLB June Amateur Draft and was the deepest pick the Mets ever signed that made it to the Major Leagues, he did not make it to the majors as a member of the Mets. So who holds the […]

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Mets Dance Partners at First Base? There’s Not Many

An article by posted on January 5, 2014 0 Comments
Mets Dance Partners at First Base?  There’s Not Many

Are you a GM looking for a First Baseman? Crickets. Exactly. Let’s look at the players currently listed as the #1 player at first base depth chart on the official MLB team websites. If you were a GM, would you replace that player with either Ike Davis or Lucas Duda? Baltimore Orioles – Chris Davis. […]

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Phillies’ New TV Deal Is “Massive”

An article by posted on January 3, 2014 0 Comments
Phillies’ New TV Deal Is “Massive”

Keep your friends close and your enemies closer. David Murphy of the Philadelphia Daily News reports that the Phillies have agreed to a new local TV contract with Comcast SportsNet, A spokesman for Comcast confirmed the deal, but did not reveal the terms. “We’re pleased to confirm that NBCUniversal and Comcast SportsNet have signed a new long-term […]

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Tom Seaver, Closer?

An article by posted on January 1, 2014 15 Comments
Tom Seaver, Closer?

Tom Seaver won 311 games during his great career. He won 198 of those games with the Mets. He also saved one career game. The year was 1968. The day was July 7th. The Mets were playing the Philadelphia Phillies in a doubleheader that Sunday afternoon at Connie Mack Stadium. The Mets had already lost […]

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Is Jimmy Rollins A Risk Worth Taking For Cesar Puello?

An article by posted on December 17, 2013 0 Comments
Is Jimmy Rollins A Risk Worth Taking For Cesar Puello?

On the Bleacher Report today, Mike Rosenbaum posted a win – win prospect package for top MLB trade targets on the market.  One of his predictions included the Mets and the Phillies.  In his prediction he wrote that the Phillies could trade Jimmy Rollins to the Mets in exchange for Cesar Puello. He does note that the […]

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Trading with the Enemy

An article by posted on December 14, 2013 0 Comments
Trading with the Enemy

Trading with the enemy is pretty rare – and when I mean the enemy, I’m referring to trading within the division – and the Yankees.  You don’t want to be on the bad end of a trade and be burned for years to come when trading with your chief rivals. So what trades have the […]

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