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A Reason for Optimism

February 25, 2010 by

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What do Carlos Beltran, Alex Cora, Carlos Delgado, Pedro Feliciano, Oliver Perez, J.J. Putz, Jose Reyes, Francisco Rodriguez and David Wright have in common? Besides the fact that talk radio hosts and callers want to send them out of town? All nine of those players participated in the WBC last season. Of those nine, seven […]

Reyes: Ready, willing, able

February 22, 2010 by

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New York Mets manager Jerry Manuel has stated early in Spring Training that he is contemplating moving Jose Reyes to the number three spot in the lineup -- at least until Carlos Beltran returns from offseason knee surgery.

The language of leather

February 18, 2010 by

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With Spring Training right around the corner, undoubtedly we will hear tons of stories about how the Mets are going to concentrate on fundamentals. It’s one of the rites of Spring. Included in fundamentals is defensive play. Most people think that the Mets did not have a very good defense last year. However, some people […]

Mets shop for pearls in the Orient

February 17, 2010 by

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Since the influx of Asian born players to the Major Leagues in the mid 1990’s the New York Mets have had their fair share, 12 in all, from Japan and Korea. Unfortunately the Mets have yet to find a pearl from the Orient. But the team continues to look for players overseas. This past Winter the […]

ZiPS creator Dan Szymborski

February 15, 2010 by

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Everyone has an opinion on how their favorite players are going to perform. For most of us, it is just instinct, hunch of fanboy optimism. That is why it is important to look at unbiased, systematic approaches to projections. One of the best sets available are the ZiPS projections from Baseball Think Factory Editor-in-Chief Dan […]

Jacobs provides bench depth

February 11, 2010 by

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The Mets reached into their past and signed former draft pick Mike Jacobs to a minor league contract.  This is a continuation from the Gary Matthews trade where the team is stockpiling reserve options so that if the injury bug hits again, the team will have some bench/Triple-A options better than they had last year. […]