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Is Bobby Parnell Finally Growing Up?

An article by posted on May 28, 2013 0 Comments
Is Bobby Parnell Finally Growing Up?

I have always been dubious about Bobby Parnell. Despite the electric fastball, he’s struggled with his command, control and composure on the mound. I always felt that Parnell had the most hittable 98-mph fastball in the history of the game. I personally was ready to give up on him last year, and suggested it was […]

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Mets Have Opportunity To Soar To New Heights

An article by posted on May 23, 2013 0 Comments
Mets Have Opportunity To Soar To New Heights

Well, sort of. This past Friday the Miami Marlins designated former-Met Jon Rauch for assignment and in the past 24 hours there have been conflicting reports regarding his potential release. If talk of his release is accurate, the Mets should be biting. As my colleague Ed Leyro pointed out back in February, this Mets ballclub doesn’t quite measure […]

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First Baseman of the Future: Ike Davis or Lucas Duda?

An article by posted on May 3, 2013 0 Comments
First Baseman of the Future: Ike Davis or Lucas Duda?

By the end of last season, I was pretty excited about Ike Davis. He got off to a horrible start in 2012, but seemed to finish strong with 32 dingers. His average still sucked, but it seemed like things were finally starting to click for him. Now it’s a month into the season and he […]

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Nice Guys Finish Last: David Wright’s Decision To Stay

An article by posted on May 1, 2013 0 Comments
Nice Guys Finish Last: David Wright’s Decision To Stay

The street I live on is a fairly quiet residential one lane road. Three miles to the south it meanders up into the foothills that look down on the valley. It gives way to an expansive residence, the proverbial mansion on the hill. At night, the home is illuminated in a sea of blackness. There’s […]

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Baseball America: Q&A With Mets Scouting Director Tommy Tanous

An article by posted on April 6, 2013 0 Comments
Baseball America: Q&A With Mets Scouting Director Tommy Tanous

Conor Glassey of Baseball America did a very interesting Q&A session with Mets Scouting Director Tommy Tanous. Tanous had some cool insights into the world of scouting, touching on how technology, statistics, amateur showcases, and more have changed the world of scouting. Here is just a little bit of what he said: Scouting is based on […]

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Featured Post: How On-Base Percentage Directly Relates To Runs Scored

An article by posted on March 19, 2013 0 Comments
Featured Post: How On-Base Percentage Directly Relates To Runs Scored

There has long been a debate over the value of On-Base Percentage in baseball. The traditionalists say that On-Base Percentage has its place, but is not one of the main statistics front offices should be using when evaluating players. The fans that embrace advanced stats, however, argue that it is a very effective way of […]

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MMO Fantasy Rankings: Third Base

An article by posted on March 6, 2013 0 Comments
MMO Fantasy Rankings: Third Base

Welcome to the first installment of a yet to be determined number of installments Satish and I will be putting together on fantasy rankings for the upcoming season. This piece, about the top ten third basemen, will be followed by Satish’s rankings of outfielders and starting pitching, while I will subsequently add relief pitchers, as […]

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Den Dekker Stands To Gain If Nieuwenhuis Lands On DL

An article by posted on March 4, 2013 0 Comments
Den Dekker Stands To Gain If Nieuwenhuis Lands On DL

Opportunity could be knocking for Matt den Dekker if Kirk Nieuwenhuis’ knee injury turns out to be more serious than just a bruise. We’ll know more on that later today. The Mets will consider all their options if Nieuwenhuis were to miss any significant time, but one could make a strong argument that den Dekker could have […]

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How Statistics Reshaped The Way We View Pitchers and Their Game

An article by posted on February 13, 2013 0 Comments
How Statistics Reshaped The Way We View Pitchers and Their Game

In 2003, Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game, a book written by Michael Lewis, sparked the interest of not only baseball fans, but also management and statistical scholars across the country. [1] Recently in 2011, this book was introduced as a sports drama movie starring Brad Pitt. Basically the storyline of the book […]

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The Forgotten Players: The Untold Story Of Performance Enhancing Drugs In Baseball

An article by posted on January 25, 2013 0 Comments

I once heard an interview where a player gave his estimation of how many players were on some sort of performance enhancing drug when he played in the early 2000s. He said it was ninety percent of the players—in other words, nine out of ten guys. Let that marinate for a second. I don’t remember […]

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