Analysis

Know Your Stats: OPS/OPS+

July 17, 2013 // 0 Comments

For the next few days, I will be highlighting some of the best and most popular sabermetric stats available to the public.Today, we begin with OPS+ OPS, or On Base Plus Slugging was the first sabermetric stat to go mainstream. It is On-Base Percentage plus Slugging Percentage. It’s crude and [...]

Debunking The Myths About Sabermetrics

July 11, 2013 // 0 Comments

There has always been a perceived tension between pro-analytics baseball fans and anti-analytics fans. The battle is already over and done with in front offices, as both have been able to coexist, but there are still fans who disagree. Really, most of the disagreements are caused by ignorance [...]

Mailbag: Shorstops On The Market

July 8, 2013 // 0 Comments

This mailbag question comes from Alex: Anyone watching this team would notice that we are in dire need of a shortstop. With no one in the minors close to the majors, and Tejada and Quintanilla not getting the job done, are there any quality shortstops that the Mets can realistically acquire? Alex [...]

David Wright And The Hall Of Fame

June 25, 2013 // 0 Comments

A few days ago, the guys on MLB Now were talking about David Wright‘s chances at the Hall of Fame. He had just hit his 1,500 hit of his career, and those sorts of milestones tend to bring up this kind of debate. So is David Wright a future Hall of Famer? Obviously we don’t [...]

MLB Draft: Mets Go Young In Early Rounds

June 7, 2013 // 0 Comments

The Mets once again stuck to younger players in the early rounds of this year’s draft, picking three high schoolers in the first three rounds. Here is a roundup of the first five rounds of the draft. *   *   * With their first pick, the Mets selected Dominic Smith 11th overall. Smith, 17, [...]

Series Preview: Miami Marlins

May 31, 2013 // 0 Comments

Series Preview: Mets at Marlins Tonight, the suddenly-streaking Mets begin a three-game series with the lowly Marlins down in Miami. While it appeared early on that the Mets and Marlins would be “battling” for last place in the NL East, the gap between the two teams has widened [...]

Series Preview: New York Yankees

May 27, 2013 // 0 Comments

Series Preview This year, for the first time ever, the Mets and Yankees will be playing a four-game series with two games in Queens and two in the Bronx. After complaints from fans and new changes to the schedule this year, Bud Selig was forced to shorten these marquee interleague rivalries from [...]

The Mets And The 2013-2014 Free Agent Market

May 26, 2013 // 1 Comment

In a recent interview with Matthew Cerrone of MetsBlog, ESPN’s Buster Olney talked about the free agent market, specifically how the Mets will have to approach the offseason in order to land some of the best players on the market: For example, take Shin-Soo Choo, who is a free agent this [...]
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