Analysis

Looking At Mets Defense Through SABR Defensive Index

August 12, 2014 // 0 Comments

The Society for American Baseball Research doesn’t really sponsor particular statistics, but two years ago, it formed a committee to create a newer, better defensive statistic called the SABR Defensive Index. SABR has periodically released updates of this newly-created stat, and you may find [...]

While Tulowitzki Fits, Gonzalez Does Not

July 30, 2014 // 0 Comments

All the buzz surrounding the Mets this week as the trade deadline fast approaches has been about Rockies shortstop Troy Tulowitzki. I wrote extensively yesterday about why he is a good trade target for the Mets. However, reports indicate it is far more likely the Mets acquire Tulowitzki’s [...]

For The Right Deal, Tulowitzki Makes Sense For The Mets

July 29, 2014 // 0 Comments

Jeff Passan put a match to the impatience of Mets fans yesterday, reporting that the Mets are “prepared to offer” Noah Syndergaard in a deal to acquire Rockies shortstop Troy Tulowitzki. Passan did not say the Mets had offered a deal involving Syndergaard, only that they would be [...]

Appreciating Lucas Duda

July 28, 2014 // 0 Comments

Lucas Duda came through once again yesterday, hitting another crucial home run that would be the difference in the game. The home run was his 18th of the season, tied for sixth best in the National League and second among National League first basemen. Going into yesterday’s game, he was tied [...]

How Should the Mets Handle Matt Harvey’s Return?

July 26, 2014 // 0 Comments

Mets fans can dream about next year’s starting rotation, which will presumably include Matt Harvey, Jonathon Niese, Dillon Gee, Zack Wheeler, and Jacob deGrom. All of them will be 28 or younger when the season begins and all could be well above average next season. There is no doubt that when [...]

Ben Zobrist: The Best Alternative To Castro And Baez?

July 19, 2014 // 0 Comments

The Mets have two clear-cut positions to fill by Opening Day 2015: shortstop and left field. The Mets have gotten very little in the way of offensive production from those positions. That is both good and bad. While it hurts them this season, it gives the Mets two well-defined areas they need to [...]

My Mets Mid-Season Report Card

June 30, 2014 // 0 Comments

At 37-45, the Mets are just over halfway through the 2014 season. So far this season, we’ve seen an exciting month of April, a dreadful May, and an only slightly better month of June. We’ve seen certain players play unexpectedly well and others not live up to expectations. From the [...]

The Real Brandon Nimmo

May 29, 2014 // 0 Comments

Anyone who follows the Mets minor league system knows Brandon Nimmo hasn’t had it easy. Along with all the buzz that comes with being a top pick of a New York team, the early successes of fellow 2011 first rounder Jose Fernandez has only brought more intense scrutiny to the young outfielder. [...]
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