Tag: playoffs

How Many Games Will Mets Win In 2015?

An article by posted on January 20, 2015 0 Comments
How Many Games Will Mets Win In 2015?

A reader sent me a link to this 2015 NL Preview from FanGraphs who project the Mets to have a 79-83 season. That total seems very low to me, and basically their expecting the Mets to have a season similar to last year. Here’s their glass half full, glass half empty takes: Reasons for optimism […]

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Braves Deal Evan Gattis to the Astros

An article by posted on January 14, 2015 0 Comments
Braves Deal Evan Gattis to the Astros

The Houston Astros have acquired catcher/outfielder Evan Gattis from the Atlanta Braves according to David O’Brien of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Gattis swatted 22 home runs despite playing only 93 games last season, and can absolutely mash. In his career against the Mets, Gattis batted .236 with 3 homers and 6 RBI in 21 games. In […]

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Mets Hope Is On The Rise, So Why All The Glum Faces?

An article by posted on January 8, 2015 0 Comments
Mets Hope Is On The Rise, So Why All The Glum Faces?

I think we can all agree that the Mets are heading in the right direction. The farm system has begun to feed the team with young, promising, top level talent such as we haven’t seen in over a decade. Jacob deGrom, Matt Harvey, Juan Lagares, Jenrry Mejia, and Travis d’Arnaud are just a few of […]

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Winter Ball Wrap-up: Flores, Puello, Rivera Finish Strong

An article by posted on January 3, 2015 0 Comments
Winter Ball Wrap-up: Flores, Puello, Rivera Finish Strong

All the Winter Ball regular season games are now over with the playoffs already underway in every league other than the Venezuelan League. The Venezuelan league still has a 3-way tie-breaker to take care of before playoffs can start. Unfortunately, the team Wilmer Flores has been playing for, the Bravos de Margarita, finished in last […]

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Featured Post: Terry Collins, The Sum Of All Fears

An article by posted on December 16, 2014 0 Comments
Featured Post: Terry Collins, The Sum Of All Fears

Pythagorean Win Percentage is an interesting formula. It’s transparent and supremely logical as metrics go. A close cousin to the Pythagorean Theorem, it is essentially a means to predict how many wins a team should accumulate by calculating runs scored squared over runs scored squared plus runs allowed squared. In 2014 the Mets’ Pythagorean Win% […]

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Yankees Pursuing Andrew Miller

An article by posted on December 4, 2014 0 Comments
Yankees Pursuing Andrew Miller

December 5th What an active day it has been for the Yankees. After acquiring shortstop Didi Gregorius the Yankees have now signed free agent reliever Andrew Miller. According to Jack Curry from YES Network, the contract is worth 36 million over four years. December 1st Buster Olney of ESPN is reporting that the Yankees are in […]

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Alderson Is Optimistic About Conforto’s Defense

An article by posted on November 21, 2014 0 Comments
Alderson Is Optimistic About Conforto’s Defense

When the Mets selected Michael Conforto 10th overall in this year’s draft, the main criticism about Conforto was his defense. As an outfielder in Oregon State, Conforto earned a reputation as a liability in the outfield. Since many analysts felt his defense was an issue, he was viewed as a one dimensional player. However, it […]

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Wheeler Has A Chip On His Shoulder, Wants To Win With Mets

An article by posted on November 20, 2014 0 Comments
Wheeler Has A Chip On His Shoulder, Wants To Win With Mets

While taking time out of his schedule to hand out packages of food to needy families for Thanksgiving today at Citi Field, Zack Wheeler was bursting with optimism about the Mets’ 2015 season. “We’re going to win,” said the young righthander who also hopes he’ll be a part of the Mets renaissance. “I’d rather not […]

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Report: Joe Maddon To Manage The Cubs

An article by posted on October 29, 2014 0 Comments
Report: Joe Maddon To Manage The Cubs

Only five days after opting out of his contract with Tampa Bay, Jon Heyman of CBS Sports is reporting that Joe Maddon will become the new manager of the Chicago Cubs. The Cubs and agent Alan Nero denied that a deal is done, but people familiar with the dealings say that it is certain to […]

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NLCS Game Thread: Giants vs Cardinals, 8:00 PM

An article by posted on October 12, 2014 0 Comments
NLCS Game Thread: Giants vs Cardinals, 8:00 PM

Game 2 (Giants Lead 1-0) San Francisco Giants at St. Louis Cardinals, Sunday, Oct. 12, 8:00 PM, FS1 Jake Peavy (7-13, 3.73) vs Lance Lynn (15-10, 2.74) The Cardinals will try to bounce back in game two of the National League Championship Series, sending Lance Lynn to the mound against Jake Peavy. Neither of these […]

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