Tag: Reyes

Talkin’ Mets: Jose Reyes Returns to New York

An article by posted on June 26, 2016 0 Comments
Talkin’ Mets: Jose Reyes Returns to New York

Tonight I am joined by Howard Megdal of Excelle Sports. Howard, as you probably know, did extensive coverage of the Mets financial situation in his book “Wilpon’s Folly” and just came out with a new book called “The Cardinals Way,” which goes behind the scenes into the St. Louis front office. Howard and I discuss […]

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Know Your Stats: OPS/OPS+

An article by posted on June 23, 2016 0 Comments
Know Your Stats: OPS/OPS+

For the next few days, I will be bringing back my “Know Your Stats” series that I began a few years back to highlight some important sabermetric stats and concepts. We begin this afternoon with OPS and OPS+. OPS, or On Base Plus Slugging was one of the first sabermetric stats to go mainstream. It […]

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A Christmas Carol: The Sandy I Met

An article by posted on December 20, 2015 4 Comments
A Christmas Carol: The Sandy I Met

Pen went to paper way back in 1843. Even so, the classic holiday novella, “The Christmas Carol” resonates with readers today as one of Charles Dickens’ most important literary contributions. No other character in the beloved novella captures the fascination of readers and viewers like Ebenezer Scrooge. Many times, my mind shifts to Ebenezer Scrooge […]

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Taking A Look At The Mets’ Short-Comings

An article by posted on February 26, 2014 0 Comments
Taking A Look At The Mets’ Short-Comings

I’ll bet you a blueberry cheesecake from Juniors that someone will read the title, jump straight to the comments and start hammering me for knocking the Mets. Who wants to take that bet? It will take some getting used to for you newcomers to understand that post titles are to me what Playstation 4 is […]

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Talkin’ Baseball: A Brilliant Infield Duo That Never Was

An article by posted on February 23, 2014 0 Comments
Talkin’ Baseball: A Brilliant Infield Duo That Never Was

Scores of Met fans may have missed it. The New York Post ran a Sunday piece by Joel Sherman called “A Decade of A-Rod.” Most baseball fans have had more than their fill of Alex Rodriguez, especially Met fans tired of A-Rod’s front and back page coverage in the New York Dailies. In the piece, […]

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Collins Impressed At How Tejada Trimmed Down

An article by posted on February 17, 2014 0 Comments
Collins Impressed At How Tejada Trimmed Down

February 17 Ruben Tejada reported early on Sunday and manager Terry Collins was impressed today by how he looked, saying: “You can tell he’s really worked hard and trimmed down. I asked him how much faster he was. He said, ‘I’ll show you.’ And I said, ‘OK, good.’ He’ll have the chance.’’ February 16 One of the New […]

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Sandy Alderson: Unlikely Mets Acquire Another Major Free Agent

An article by posted on February 13, 2014 0 Comments
Sandy Alderson: Unlikely Mets Acquire Another Major Free Agent

February 13 Sandy Alderson told reporters today in St. Lucie, that it is unlikely that he acquires another major free agent this offseason. It’s now one of those cases where you have to do the math. A Drew signing seems very unlikely at this point and it’s not as if the Mets were ever really […]

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From Left Field: What Could Have Been If Mets Signed Jose Reyes

An article by posted on February 12, 2014 0 Comments
From Left Field: What Could Have Been If Mets Signed Jose Reyes

I was listening to WFAN this morning, and Evan Roberts brought up an interesting point. He said that the Mets two gaping holes right now are shortstop and leadoff hitter. Hmm, not too long ago, the Mets had arguably the best in the game at both: Jose Reyes. But of course, we know what happened […]

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Hits & Misses: Mets Going Dutch, Still Searching For Reyes’ Replacement

An article by posted on February 3, 2014 0 Comments
Hits & Misses: Mets Going Dutch, Still Searching For Reyes’ Replacement

On Saturday, we posted something about the article in the New York Times by Tim Rohan about some of the Mets players that were going to the strength and conditioning camp in Michigan run by Mets adviser, Mike Barwis. The training program was voluntary, but it was the Mets who suggested to Ruben Tejada and […]

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Has The Confidence Of Some Returning Players Been Shaken?

An article by posted on January 26, 2014 0 Comments
Has The Confidence Of Some Returning Players Been Shaken?

The Mets front office, purposefully or not, is damaging the confidence of their young players. The likely starting lineup this year will feature players who have been the subjects of trade rumors, mid-season minor league demotion, or work ethic criticism. It is difficult to pinpoint the result of such degradation yet, but it is hard to […]

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