Tag: strikeouts

OK, So What Exactly Is The Real Plan Again?

An article by posted on December 23, 2013 0 Comments
OK, So What Exactly Is The Real Plan Again?

Oscar Wilde, who would have loved modern baseball for all its hubris and wonderful folly, is quoted as having said, “One’s real life is often the life that one does not lead”. On this rather uneventful Monday, with the new year, 2014, just around the corner, an analogous baseball corollary to the Wilde quote comes […]

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Beltran Felt Hurt And Disrespected By Mets (Owners)

An article by posted on December 20, 2013 0 Comments
Beltran Felt Hurt And Disrespected By Mets (Owners)

Speaking to reporters after the press conference at Yankee Stadium on Friday, Carlos Beltran was still upset with the Mets and for the first time he spoke publicly about his time with them. “All the controversy about the Walter Reed,” Beltran said. “The knee — the organization trying to put me as a player that […]

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Sandy Alderson Unfazed By Hitters’ High Strikeout Totals

An article by posted on December 17, 2013 0 Comments
Sandy Alderson Unfazed By Hitters’ High Strikeout Totals

We just wrapped up a Q & A with Mets GM Sandy Alderson, and I asked him to address the number of high strikeout players the new lineup seems to have. With the additions of Chris Young an Curtis Granderson, are you concerned about the amount of strikeouts you’re adding into your lineup? “Well you […]

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A Summer Breeze Coming to Citi?

An article by posted on December 6, 2013 0 Comments
A Summer Breeze Coming to Citi?

With the speculation that Curtis Granderson is coming to Queens and the signing of Chris Young, I started to consider what the lineup may look like if this were to come to fruition… Batting 3 through 6 in the order: David Wright – Righty Curtis Granderson – Lefty Chris Young – Righty Ike Davis – Lefty […]

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Alderson: Hawkins Wanted Too Much For His Age, Black Will Close If Parnell Isn’t Ready

An article by posted on November 19, 2013 0 Comments
Alderson: Hawkins Wanted Too Much For His Age, Black Will Close If Parnell Isn’t Ready

The Rockies agreed to terms with veteran reliever LaTroy Hawkins on a one-year, $2.25 million deal, last night. The contract includes a $2.25MM option for 2015 with a $250K buyout and will be official once Hawkins passes a physical on Thursday. Hawkins will close games for Colorado who get themselves a steal. Sandy Alderson weighed in on […]

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Doc Gooden Was Great After He Stopped Being Great

An article by posted on November 16, 2013 0 Comments
Doc Gooden Was Great After He Stopped Being Great

Baseball historians will say that Dwight Gooden‘s first three seasons in the major leagues were some of the best by a young pitcher in the game’s history.  Gooden took the mound 99 times from 1984 to 1986, going 58-19 with a 2.28 ERA, 1.04 WHIP, 35 complete games, 13 shutouts and 744 strikeouts – reaching […]

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The Case For Leaving Cory Vaughn Unprotected

An article by posted on October 28, 2013 0 Comments

With the deadline for the 40 man roster decisions looming, the Mets have many difficult decisions to make. One player the Mets will have to decide to protect is outfielder Cory Vaughn.  Vaughn is a powerful right handed slugger who has been inconsistent throughout his minor league career. Despite his power potential, I believe Mets […]

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Drew Comes With Too Much Risk For Mets

An article by posted on October 28, 2013 0 Comments
Drew Comes With Too Much Risk For Mets

Red Sox shortstop Stephen Drew is not doing much for his free agent value with his shockingly bad performance this post season as beat writer Alex Speier points out. Drew has stepped to the plate 43 times this postseason — one of 673 players in playoff history with 40 or more plate appearances in a single […]

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Josh Johnson Could Be A Solid One-Year Option For Mets

An article by posted on October 22, 2013 0 Comments
Josh Johnson Could Be A Solid One-Year Option For Mets

Tim Dierkes of MLB Trade Rumors, expects that free-agent starting pitcher Josh Johnson will eventually sign a one-year deal worth a guaranteed $8 million and an additional $5 million in incentive bonuses. With Matt Harvey all but done until the 2015 season, and the Mets in the market for a veteran starter to bolster the rotation, why not bring […]

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Did The Mets Fix Dice-K Only To Lose Him?

An article by posted on October 21, 2013 0 Comments
Did The Mets Fix Dice-K Only To Lose Him?

Even knowing that the New York Mets would not have Matt Harvey next season, there was a slight glimmer of optimism they might have enough to piece together a rotation and spend elsewhere. That glimmer is fading. Pitching coach Dan Warthen fixed Daisuke Matsuzaka’s long and cumbersome delivery, complete with a hitch. With a faster delivery, Matsuzaka showed he could […]

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