Tag: stats

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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From Left Field: Don’t Sleep On Lucas May

An article by posted on March 15, 2012 0 Comments
From Left Field: Don’t Sleep On Lucas May

Ever since Mike Piazza’s departure, the catcher position for the Mets has been in a state of flux. Paul LoDuca, Brian Schneider, Rod Barajas, Henry Blanco and Ronny Paulino are just some of the catchers to suit up behind the dish. Last season, the Mets handed the mask to young Josh Thole, and he seems […]

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Darin Gorski: A Little Bit Of Confidence Can Go A Long Way

An article by posted on February 7, 2012 0 Comments
Darin Gorski: A Little Bit Of Confidence Can Go A Long Way

In this week’s mailbag, Anthony DiComo of Mets.com, fields a question about the prospect status of lefthander Darin Gorski. Why doesn’t anyone mention Darin Gorski as a top pitching prospect? His stats last year were exceptional. Two reasons. Firstly, Gorski produced those statistics (a 2.08 ERA, 140 strikeouts and 29 walks in 138 2/3 innings) […]

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Mets Offense May Be Better Than You Think In 2012

An article by posted on January 9, 2012 0 Comments
Mets Offense May Be Better Than You Think In 2012

For the first time in nine seasons, the Amazin’s will take the field without their sparkplug, Jose Reyes. When the 4-time all-star inked his 6-year $106 million deal with the Marlins, the general idea was that the Mets offense would be left in shambles. Although the production will not be the same, the perceived gaping hole in […]

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R.I.P. Moneyball

An article by posted on October 13, 2011 0 Comments
R.I.P. Moneyball

I think it is time to talk about what Moneyball ACTUALLY means and to show some of those who claim to have read the book what the book is all about. Apparently, reading doesn’t always lead to UNDERSTANDING. I have read the book, it was interesting to learn about the little known “behind the scenes” process of […]

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Capuano Has Been A Tough Luck Pitcher

An article by posted on June 7, 2011 0 Comments

When looking at Chris Capuano’s stats, anyone unfamiliar with the Mets would think he’s having a pretty poor season. However, it’s been quite the opposite for the lefty. Capuano has actually pitched well for the Mets but has been the victim of some tough luck this season. He’s made 11 starts so far with a […]

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Book Review: Moneyball – An Incredible, Revolutionary Masterpiece

An article by posted on April 29, 2011 0 Comments
Book Review: Moneyball – An Incredible, Revolutionary Masterpiece

Moneyball tells the fascinating tale of Billy Beane’s ingenious use of statistical analysis in order to assemble a winning ballclub without the luxury of a large payroll. Through statistics such as OBP, SLG, and a slew of other stats, Beane was able to snatch ballplayers with “hidden virtues” up for a song, creating a team on a $35 […]

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No Francis? No Problem: Why Young Is A Better Option For The Mets Than Francis

An article by posted on January 15, 2011 0 Comments

  LHP Jeff Francis has agreed to terms with the Kansas City Royals on a one-year deal, I say good riddance. The Mets are much better off going after Chris Young than Francis. Although both have had more than their share of injuries the past two seasons, there is much more upside to Young.   […]

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A Team Of Potential

An article by posted on January 10, 2011 0 Comments

As we approach the 2011 season, it seems as though several teams in the NL East have significantly improved this offseason. The Phillies brought back Cliff Lee to set up one of the best pitching staffs, at least on paper, in recent history. The Braves added Dan Uggla to solidify the middle of their order. […]

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