Tag: power

Sometimes The Best Trades You Make…

An article by posted on January 6, 2014 4 Comments
Sometimes The Best Trades You Make…

Despite the seemingly non-stop buzz surrounding the Mets’ attempts to trade Ike Davis, something tells me that if they fail to consummate a swap, it may turn out to be the best overall result. Power, as we have been reminded repeatedly, has become a progressively scarcer resource throughout baseball since the tide of steroid use […]

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Can Lucas Duda Lock Down The First Base Job For The Mets?

An article by posted on January 5, 2014 0 Comments
Can Lucas Duda Lock Down The First Base Job For The Mets?

Who’s on first? That’s the second time this week that I’ve started off an article with that sentence, and it’s simply because the first base position is still very convoluted for the Mets with Ike Davis in the mix. It’s my belief that the Mets have no intention of heading into the 2014 season with […]

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Allan Dykstra: A Sabermetrician’s Dream

An article by posted on January 3, 2014 18 Comments
Allan Dykstra: A Sabermetrician’s Dream

Allan Dykstra was drafted in the first round of the 2008 MLB Draft by the San Diego Padres. He played his college ball at Wake Forest University, and the Demon Deacon was considered one of the top power threats in college baseball at the time. Some considered Dykstra to be a better prospect than Ike […]

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Reviewing the Beltran-for-Wheeler Trade

An article by posted on December 30, 2013 0 Comments
Reviewing the Beltran-for-Wheeler Trade

Two and a half years have passed since Sandy Alderson traded Carlos Beltran to the Giants for top pitching prospect Zack Wheeler. At the time, the move was widely praised. In fact, most considered it a steal, particularly since Beltran went on to sign with the Cardinals that offseason making the deal a clear loser […]

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What Can We Make Of Juan Centeno?

An article by posted on December 26, 2013 0 Comments
What Can We Make Of Juan Centeno?

This paragraph in a Fangraphs.com article about the bias of Top 100 lists, started me thinking: “It’s interesting that Yadier Molina never made a top 100 list when you consider he was a semi-high pick with two brothers in the big leagues and never hit below .275 in a full-season minor league. The thing that […]

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Featured Post: An In-Depth Look at Potential Trade Targets for SS

An article by posted on December 20, 2013 0 Comments
Featured Post: An In-Depth Look at Potential Trade Targets for SS

It’s no secret that shortstop was the worst position for the Mets during the 2013 season.  Ruben Tejada fell out of favor early by showing up to camp out of shape resulting in a very disappointing season both defensively and offensively.  In 57 games, Tejada produced a slash line of .202/.259/.260 and eventually broke his […]

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Remembering David Wright’s Debut As He Turns 31 Today

An article by posted on December 20, 2013 0 Comments
Remembering David Wright’s Debut As He Turns 31 Today

In this photo by Julie Jacobson, a starstruck David Wright takes in the grandeur of an empty Shea Stadium before taking his first batting practice, after the New York Mets called up their top prospect on July 21, 2004. Two hours later, the 21-year old Wright would see his lifelong dream fulfilled when he would make his Major League […]

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I Like Ike…Wait, What!?

An article by posted on December 19, 2013 1 Comment
I Like Ike…Wait, What!?

I want you to prepare for something… something that you probably thought you’d never read me say on MMO. If given a choice between Lucas Duda and Ike Davis at 1B, I Like Ike. There. I said it. Feels good to get that off my chest. It’s hard to really challenge the fact that no […]

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Sandy Alderson Unfazed By Hitters’ High Strikeout Totals

An article by posted on December 17, 2013 0 Comments
Sandy Alderson Unfazed By Hitters’ High Strikeout Totals

We just wrapped up a Q & A with Mets GM Sandy Alderson, and I asked him to address the number of high strikeout players the new lineup seems to have. With the additions of Chris Young an Curtis Granderson, are you concerned about the amount of strikeouts you’re adding into your lineup? “Well you […]

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Mets Should Check In On Rangers’ Elvis Andrus

An article by posted on December 17, 2013 0 Comments
Mets Should Check In On Rangers’ Elvis Andrus

Live update from Citi Field: Sandy Alderson said this afternoon, that two or three teams are potential trade partners for a shortstop, but it’s becoming more and more likely every day that the position may go to Ruben Tejada. We’ve improved the team at other positions,” Alderson explained. “So, giving Ruben a chance to reestablish himself […]

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