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2010 Mets Dopplegangers

September 13, 2010 by


One of the difficult things when analyzing the Mets offense this year is to separate the names from the numbers they have actually produced. Sure, yesterday’s lineup had Carlos Beltran, Jose Reyes and David Wright in it but is it accurate to consider the performance the Mets are receiving from these players in 2010 to […]

Mets RF: The curse of Bobby Bonilla

September 5, 2010 by


In the 1970s, Mets announcers talked about how the club had never had a long-term solution at third base. But since that point the Mets have put Howard Johnson, Robin Ventura and David Wright at the hot corner and you do not hear that anymore. Now the problem has shifted to right field. Joe Barbieri […]

The last word on Frenchy

September 5, 2010 by


“Jeff Francoeur was one of the most pleasant men to walk into a baseball clubhouse in my 15 years covering the sport, and I’m happy for him that he gets to take part in a pennant race. I just wish he would’ve taken a pitch or two while he was here. And, you know, hit […]

Why Francoeur had to go

September 1, 2010 by


“This possibility assumes Francoeur creates any kind of standard against which to measure other players. Since his impressive April, Francoeur has a .605 OPS. Rey Ordonez had 3 seasons as a Met in which he hit better than that. Lucas Duda, Kirk Nieuwenhuis, Chris Carter, Jason Pridie, Val Pascucci, and a few choice corpses were […]

Truth on sacrifice flies

August 28, 2010 by


“As an aside, sacrifice flies don’t count as a turn at bat and therefore don’t negatively affect a hitter’s batting average, but they’re almost always just regular fly outs with the singular and fortunate (from the batter’s perspective) distinction that a runner happened to be on third base (or second!) at the time. Occasionally a […]

Why the Mets came up short

August 16, 2010 by


Much has been made recently about how the Mets have not won a game this season when trailing in the ninth inning. But the Mets have never been particularly good in this department. Here are the team wins in this category the last five times the club made the playoffs: 2006 – 3 2000 – […]

Fight to the end

August 11, 2010 by


The Mets find themselves in a precarious situation. After a stellar pitching performance from Mike Pelfrey on Tuesday in which the Mets won 1-0 over the Colorado Rockies, they are again at .500 with a 56-56 record and eight and a half games out of first in the NL East, while seven games out of […]