Tag: WHIP

MMO Mailbag: Valverde, Howell and the Outfield

An article by posted on December 28, 2012 0 Comments
MMO Mailbag: Valverde, Howell and the Outfield

As 2012 winds down, Scott Rozell asked MMO the following questions: I thought I’d check your thoughts on the Mets signing Jose Valverde. I know his performance has declined, but the reward could be great and he could be had at less cost than the other high profile relievers. Speaking of that category, what are […]

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Acosta-lypse Now Playing For Japan

An article by posted on December 13, 2012 0 Comments
Acosta-lypse Now Playing For Japan

According to his agent Gene Mato, former Mets reliever Manny Acosta has signed a one-year, $1.65 million contract with the Yomiuri Giants in Japan. The deal includes $500K in performance bonuses. The righthander was non-tendered by the Mets following a season that saw him post a 6.46 ERA and a 1.54 WHIP over 45 relief appearances. Acosta, 31, pitched parts […]

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Revamping The Bullpen Has Been A Futile Endeavor For This Front Office

An article by posted on September 24, 2012 0 Comments
Revamping The Bullpen Has Been A Futile Endeavor For This Front Office

R.A. Dickey finally picked up his 19th win of the season on Saturday after three previous tries. Barely… After tossing eight shutout innings, Dickey walked the first batter he faced in the ninth followed by a double by Donovan Solano to put runners on second and third with nobody out. Terry Collins came out of […]

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MMO Fair Or Foul: Forget Triple-A, Promote Zack Wheeler To The Mets Now

An article by posted on June 11, 2012 0 Comments
MMO Fair Or Foul: Forget Triple-A, Promote Zack Wheeler To The Mets Now

Hey, I haven’t done of these in a while, but after I read something over at ESPN New York this morning, I just knew it was time for a new edition of MMO Fair or Foul… Each week, ESPN senior baseball editor Matt Meyers and Mets blogger Mark Simon convene to discuss the upcoming week for the Mets. I […]

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R.A. Dickey – Is Mets Knuckleballer An All-Star?

An article by posted on May 29, 2012 0 Comments
R.A. Dickey – Is Mets Knuckleballer An All-Star?

On Sunday, R.A. Dickey pitched 7⅓ innings of shutout ball against the Padres, allowing three hits, walking one and striking out ten batters.  The 10-K performance gave Dickey 29 strikeouts over his last three starts (20⅓ IP).  It also helped in lowering his ERA to 3.06, a number Dickey had not seen since his sole […]

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“I’m Coming Back.”

An article by posted on May 4, 2012 0 Comments
“I’m Coming Back.”

“I’m coming back. Write it down in big letters. I’m not going out like this.” -Mariano Rivera today on his possible season-ending ACL injury  Those are the words of a true champion, of someone who doesn’t know the meaning of the word “can’t”. If you know him just as the all-time saves leader, then you […]

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Morning Grind: Why Are Acosta and Batista Still On The Roster?

An article by posted on May 3, 2012 0 Comments

Why are Manny Acosta and Miguel Batista still New York Mets? With ERA’s of 9.69 and 6.92 respectively in a combined 26 innings of “work” –if you can call their awful outings work–, they do not deserve to be at the major league level in any way, shape or form. In an offseason centered around […]

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Will Mets Regret Not Adding A Starter?

An article by posted on February 20, 2012 0 Comments
Will Mets Regret Not Adding A Starter?

With Mets pitchers and catchers set to report later this morning, lets take a look at a couple of things Sandy Alderson said over the weekend when he spoke to reporters in St. Lucie. I was a little taken back by what he said when he was asked where he’d like to see the team do […]

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Dickey Is A Good Pitcher On A Bad Team

An article by posted on January 29, 2012 0 Comments

Fake Teams takes a look at some good starting pitchers who are toiling for bad teams and lists our own R.A. Dickey among his five picks. Yes, he is 37-years old. But, in knuckleball years, he is really like 27. Now that he has returned from climbing Mt. Kilmanjaro, with all his fingers and toes, […]

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Mike Pelfrey Signed For What!

An article by posted on January 17, 2012 0 Comments

2011: 7 W, 13 L, 4.74 ERA, 1.47 WHIP I just heard from Adam Rubin of ESPN, that Mike Pelfrey has avoided arbitration and agreed to a one-year deal for <brace yourself> $5.675 million dollars. Wow, that’s incredible… That’s a $1.75 million dollar raise for Big Pelf who is coming off one of the worst […]

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