Tag: RBI

The Twelve Percent Solution? The 2005 Edition

An article by posted on November 30, 2013 0 Comments
The Twelve Percent Solution?  The 2005 Edition

I previously posed the question if a player can develop plate discipline at the minor league level to lay off bad pitches, does that translate into major league success?  Let’s do a little rewind to see how a 12% walk rate translated over time, shall we? Over the course of 502 plate appearances, a 12% […]

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MMO Fan Shot: Nelson Cruz, Keep on Cruzin’

An article by posted on November 27, 2013 0 Comments
MMO Fan Shot: Nelson Cruz, Keep on Cruzin’

If we look at the methodical approach of the Mets’ front office the past few winters, and every legitimate Mets fan has, there is no conceivable scenario that Nelson Cruz ends up a New York Met for four years and $75 million dollars. And we should be glad that’s the case. In fact, I don’t […]

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Pirates Trade For Jaff Decker, DFA Garrett Jones

An article by posted on November 25, 2013 0 Comments
Pirates Trade For Jaff Decker, DFA Garrett Jones

The Pittsburgh Pirates made a few roster moves Monday, but one of them popped out at me, Garrett Jones who was designated for assignment. Jones, 32, was eligible for arbitration for the third time and would have received a raise from his $4.5 million salary in 2013. Incidentally, about $500K more than what the Mets’ Ike Davis was making. […]

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Featured Post: Omar Infante Could Be A Smart Pickup For The Mets

An article by posted on November 25, 2013 0 Comments
Featured Post: Omar Infante Could Be A Smart Pickup For The Mets

Jhonny Peralta has signed a four-year, $52 million contract to play shortstop for the St. Louis Cardinals.  Stephen Drew is still out there, but is surprisingly not getting much attention. (Injury history, anyone?)  Ben Zobrist could be traded for, but Tampa Bay really loves him and would more than likely ask for a king’s ransom […]

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Yankees Sign Free Agent Brian McCann To Five-Year Deal

An article by posted on November 23, 2013 0 Comments
Yankees Sign Free Agent Brian McCann To Five-Year Deal

Ken Rosenthal of  FOX Sports is reporting that the New York Yankees and free agent catcher Brian McCann have reached an agreement on a five year deal worth $85 million. The deal also includes a vesting option for a sixth year and is pending a physical. McCann cashes in on what has been a solid career […]

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If Only The Mets Could Trade For Ben Zobrist

An article by posted on November 23, 2013 0 Comments
If Only The Mets Could Trade For Ben Zobrist

The Mets are looking for a shortstop.  The names that constantly pop up as potential free agent acquisitions at the position are Jhonny Peralta and Stephen Drew.  But Peralta is asking for a minimum of four years and $52 million and is supposedly getting attention from teams willing to give him that type of deal.  […]

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A True Five-Tool Player, Cesar Puello Could Be Dangerous In Vegas

An article by posted on November 23, 2013 0 Comments
A True Five-Tool Player, Cesar Puello Could Be Dangerous In Vegas

The Mets VP of Scouting and Development spoke very highly of top outfield prospect Cesar Puello this week. While assessing the young slugger’s season, Paul DePodesta said watching him “was very exciting.” “Puello’s always been a guy who’s had as many tools as anyone, a true five-tool talent…He hits for average, hits for power, plays […]

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Indians Listening To Offers For 2B/SS Asdrubal Cabrera

An article by posted on November 21, 2013 0 Comments
Indians Listening To Offers For 2B/SS Asdrubal Cabrera

Paul Hoynes of the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports that while the Indians are not actively trying to trade Asdrubal Cabrera, they are listening to offers. Cabrera’s name has been linked to the Cardinals in the past, writes Hoynes, but since he’s entering the final year of his contract, and can be a free agent after the […]

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Brandon Allen Hits A 455 Foot Blast At Chase Field

An article by posted on November 20, 2013 0 Comments
Brandon Allen Hits A 455 Foot Blast At Chase Field

Brandon Allen has some surprising power in his bat. This kid has hit a pair of towering home runs in his short and nondescript career. The first was a 435 foot home run at Yankee Stadium, and the second was this mammoth blast at Chase Field off Yovani Gallardo. It was the longest home run […]

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My 2014 Mets Dream Team

An article by posted on November 19, 2013 5 Comments
My 2014 Mets Dream Team

If money was not an issue and the Mets could have any offensive free agent on the market, it would be really cool to see certain players donning a Mets uniform in 2014.  This is only a dream scenario at this point, unless the Wilpons somehow came across a ton of money that they could spend […]

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