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May 2

Emerson, Jackson, and Baseball Statistics

Emerson, Jackson, and Baseball Statistics

(Photo Credit: Noah K. Murray, USA TODAY Sports)

(Photo Credit: Noah K. Murray, USA TODAY Sports)

Major League Baseball and the players association announced changes today to their Joint Drug Prevention and Treatment program, lengthening suspensions for players caught across the board, likely in response to the PR nightmare the league experienced last summer.

Some of the notable changes are as follows:

  • First time offenders will now be suspended…

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2014 Player Projections: David Wright

2014 Player Projections: David Wright

wrightIf I had to pick one position player from the National League East to anchor a lineup for a year, David Wrightmay just be my pick. While on the field, the 31 year-old had a monster 2013 season, one that was cut short by a pesky hamstring injury. Wright fell short of 500 plate appearances for only the second time in his career, but still managed to hit 18 home runs and steal 17 bases, as well as…

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Mar 5

2014 Player Projections: Daniel Murphy, 2B

2014 Player Projections: Daniel Murphy, 2B

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Author Note: Apparently it’s been almost three weeks since I did my last projection. For a refresher (and my Travis d’Arnaud projection), click here.

A target of trade speculation all winter long, Daniel Murphycomes into camp this year as one of the most tenured position players on the Met roster. The 28-year old had one of the best seasons of his career in 2013, posting a 2.8 fWAR, .320 wOBA,…

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Mar 2

In Defense of David Wright

In Defense of David Wright

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There has been much debate among Mets fans over David Wright. How will he decline, his contract, and most importantly, how good he still is. They have all been controversial issues.

For many, the home run totals are enough to say Wright is getting worse. In fact, the slight decline in power has been almost the sole reason why Wright is considered by some to…

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Mar 2

MLB Advanced Media Launching Revolutionary Data Gathering Program

MLB Advanced Media Launching Revolutionary Data Gathering Program

MLB Advanced Media announced today the launching of a new data gathering system to eventually be implemented in every MLB ballpark.

The new tracking system will gather data on every play of every game. For this year, systems will be ready in Milwaukee, Minnesota, and Citi Field, with every team getting systems by 2015.

The technology could revolutionize even further the way executives look at…

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2014 Player Projection: Travis d’Arnaud, Catcher

2014 Player Projection: Travis d’Arnaud, Catcher

Welcome to my annual player projection series. In this series, I will try to take a swing at estimating how each Met will do in the upcoming season. As the results of last year’s projections will tell you, I won’t be too accurate. So much happens over the course of a baseball season that without access to heavy data, (and the time and programming knowledge to analyze it), that even well…

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Feb 9
Discussing Arrival Times of Keith Law’s Top Ten Mets ProspectsKeith Law came out with his annual prospect rankings series recently, including his overall top…View Post

Discussing Arrival Times of Keith Law’s Top Ten Mets Prospects

Keith Law came out with his annual prospect rankings series recently, including his overall top…

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Mets sign Lannan to minor league deal(Photo: USA Today Sports)
The Mets announced this afternoon that they have signed free agent…View Post

Mets sign Lannan to minor league deal

(Photo: USA Today Sports)

The Mets announced this afternoon that they have signed free agent…

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Jan 4
Mike Piazza and Faith in Hall of Fame VotingAnother year, another batch of worthy players kept from the Hall of Fame.
As of January 3, accordin…View Post

Mike Piazza and Faith in Hall of Fame Voting

Another year, another batch of worthy players kept from the Hall of Fame.

As of January 3, accordin…

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Nelson Cruz Is Not The Answer For The MetsEven after last week’s signing of Chris Young, the Met outfield is still in dire circumstances.…View Post

Nelson Cruz Is Not The Answer For The Mets

Even after last week’s signing of Chris Young, the Met outfield is still in dire circumstances.…

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Mets Get Bargain With Chris YoungThe Mets got a low-risk, high reward outfielder in Chris Young.
The Mets surprised the baseball…View Post

Mets Get Bargain With Chris Young

The Mets got a low-risk, high reward outfielder in Chris Young.

The Mets surprised the baseball…

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Changes, Changes: My Offseason Plan For The New York Mets

Additions: Yunel Escobar, Andre Ethier, and more!

All under $90 million…

Changes, Changes: My Offseason Plan For The New York MetsIf I were Sandy Alderson…
The Mets have a few glaring needs going into this offseason. Despite the…View Post

Changes, Changes: My Offseason Plan For The New York Mets

If I were Sandy Alderson…

The Mets have a few glaring needs going into this offseason. Despite the…

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Sep 8
Harang, Baxter, Centeno Called Up, Tejada Will Wait Until TuesdayThe Mets will call up three, but Tejada will have to wait another day.
After today’s 2-1 win over…View Post

Harang, Baxter, Centeno Called Up, Tejada Will Wait Until Tuesday

The Mets will call up three, but Tejada will have to wait another day.

After today’s 2-1 win over…

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Sep 6
Is a Kazmir-Mets Reunion Possible In 2014?Scott Kazmir has resurrected his career with the Indians this season.
Cleveland Indians starting…View Post

Is a Kazmir-Mets Reunion Possible In 2014?

Scott Kazmir has resurrected his career with the Indians this season.

Cleveland Indians starting…

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