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Know Your Stats: Weighted On Base Average (wOBA)

An article by posted on June 23, 2016 0 Comments
Know Your Stats: Weighted On Base Average (wOBA)

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. Earlier today, we went through OPS and OPS+. Now we continue with wOBA… Perhaps the best way of describing weighted-On Base Average (wOBA) is to describe […]

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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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Terry Collins Knows Good (Expletive) Players When He Sees One

An article by posted on February 18, 2016 0 Comments
Terry Collins Knows Good (Expletive) Players When He Sees One

In an interview with Bob Nightengale of USA Today, Terry Collins said he’d like to continue managing until it stops being fun or someone tells him to hang ‘em up. Collins, 67, views himself as part of the old guard of baseball which he calls a dying breed and then he took a shot at some […]

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Matt Harvey Goes From Non-Story To Huge Story

An article by posted on September 25, 2014 0 Comments
Matt Harvey Goes From Non-Story To Huge Story

“We’re all interested in Matt’s progress, obviously. But we don’t intend it to be a story line in 2014. The thing that maybe I should try to make clear at the very outset of this camp is that the story for 2014 is not Matt Harvey.” – Sandy Alderson, February 13, 2014 General managers say the […]

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In “Defense” Of Fan Generated Statistics

An article by posted on September 24, 2014 0 Comments
In “Defense” Of Fan Generated Statistics

Scouts don’t have it easy. They have to sort through thousands of pages of stats and hundreds of prospect profiles every year trying to somehow find the next great talent, picking the ones that maybe have a chance along the road. A road that consists of b-list cities and cut-rate motels. They look for shortcuts, perhaps […]

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Mets Struggles Continue at Citi Field

An article by posted on September 13, 2014 0 Comments
Mets Struggles Continue at Citi Field

In last nights win against the Nationals some very interesting stats came up during the game. The first being that in the last 18 games, Travis d’Arnaud has only struck out five times with two of those strikeouts coming last night. It is hard to undersell how impressive a turnaround it has been for the […]

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Featured Post: The Wilmer Flores Experiment

An article by posted on August 22, 2014 0 Comments
Featured Post: The Wilmer Flores Experiment

At just 23 years old, it’s hard to imagine giving up on a highly regarded prospect. Still, I believe the time has come for the Mets to move on from Wilmer Flores. Signed at the ripe old age of 16, Flores has progressed slowly through the Mets farm system, racking up almost 3,000 minor league […]

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Gavin Cecchini Is Doing Better Than You Think

An article by posted on August 19, 2014 0 Comments
Gavin Cecchini Is Doing Better Than You Think

A year and a half ago, my first article after joining MMO was about shortstop Gavin Cecchini, saying that he wasn’t as bad as people say, I wasn’t wrong, but it didn’t exactly show until this season. Cecchini wasn’t really a player that jumped off the page when he was selected, especially as a first […]

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Daniel Murphy: Forget #TeamMurph, It’s Time For #SignMurph

An article by posted on August 6, 2014 0 Comments
Daniel Murphy: Forget #TeamMurph, It’s Time For #SignMurph

It’s hard to believe that Daniel Murphy, the position-less utility man that broke through with the Mets in 2008 has become the toast of his position, especially in the National League. After a rough start in the outfield, Murphy was moved around the infield and finally settled in at second. Despite two horrible leg injuries […]

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MMO Game Thread: Mets vs Mariners, 10:10 PM

An article by posted on July 21, 2014 0 Comments
MMO Game Thread: Mets vs Mariners, 10:10 PM

Today is the 10-year anniversary of David Wright‘s first game with the Mets as the team heads to Seattle for the start of a three-game series against the Mariners tonight at 10:10 PM. Jon Niese (5-4, 2.96 ERA) will return from the disabled list to face left-hander Roenis Elias (7-8, 4.54) for the M’s. New York suffered its ninth walk-off […]

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