Former Major League pitcher Zach Day, who works at TrackMan, a pitch-tracking system employed by both the Mets and Statcast™, noted that spin rate correlates quite closely with swing-and-miss rate. That, in turn, is an excellent indicator of success—one way to quantify what pitchers refer to as “stuff,” or as Day puts it, “your life on your fastball.” So it is worth noting that as Harvey’s velocity and spin rate have fallen, particularly in comparison to the game’s other elite starters, his ...
The Mets are already thinking about their playoff roster.
It’s Captain America calling!
At the beginning of a historic night for the Mets offense, David Wright announced his relevance to the pennant race with one thundering swing: top of the second inning, boom, second deck in left field.
With that, the Mets’ weirdly successful August became even weirder. Wright returns to a Twilight Zone, where everything works out for this team. It’s a reality barely recognizable from what the captain has seen for years.
“I hope that everyone here is soaking ...
What a free agent push!
Granderson is having a very good year.
It would certainly shake things up. Whether it would be an improvement is an entirely different question.
In broad strokes, the Mets plan to skip starts — particularly for Matt Harvey and Noah Syndergaard — in September to ensure the young guns don’t surpass their innings limits and need to be shut down.
The plan’s central component is the return of lefty Steven Matz and Logan Verrett’s arrival from Triple-A Las Vegas as a swingman who can float between the bullpen and rotation.
The Mets’ plan - Inspired genius or doomed to failure? No, there is no space in between.
He’s almost back.
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Who would have guessed that all of the best pitching staffs came from the NL? Have fun beating up on opposing pitchers while the real teams face line-ups with 9 guys who can hit.
Reyes, a shell of his former self, longs to play for a contender and wants to finish his career in New York.
When I retire, I’m going to go home and say, ‘I played for what?’ You know, if I don’t win anything.”
This is some sad stuff!!!
Things keep looking better and better for the Mets.
Much has been made lately about the Mets “Matrix’’ system.
The Matrix is a computer program coupled with scouting, Collins said Saturday they use the info to help figure out what pitchers the Mets’ young hitters, especially, might have the most success against.
“What we’ve tried to do is get our scouts together and take [Rays starter] Nathan Karns for example, how many guys have that kind of stuff, similar stuff, go through the computer system and say, ‘OK, here is a guy who ...
Don’t usually like Raissman at all, but he absolutely nailed the Met fan here. The Misery Wing, indeed.
Maybe Wilpon can pay off those debts faster!!
Jerry Seinfeld: “A Cespedes for the rest of us.”
After a pair of wins against the Marlins, the Mets now lead the Nationals by one game in the NL East.
The good news is that the Mets will get a bunch more games against lesser teams like the Marlins, as no club in baseball owns a weaker schedule the rest of the way.6
In addition to keeping pace with a talented Washington team that figures to get better as it gets healthier, New York will face an internal challenge as the season wears ...
Syndergaard has looked great and may give the Mets back-to-back Rookies of the Year.
Why does Collins want Wright batting second?
“His on-base percentage is so good,” Collins said. “He can run the bases. He brings a lot to the table. You look throughout the league now and there are big-name hitters, power guys hitting second. The new thing is to get all these guys up in that spot where they can get up more.’’
The Blue Jays bought, the Tigers sold and the Mets couldn’t make up their mind. Baseball’s trade deadline, which passed last Friday afternoon, is all about balancing the present against the future. Whether they’re buyers or sellers (or just renters), all deadline-dealers have to evaluate both their World Series chances for the current season and where they will be in the “success cycle” going forward. Blunders in either type of assessment can haunt a franchise for years.
It’s a lot ...
General manager Sandy Alderson chose to believe in his team and made moves that reflect his confidence. Now the Mets have a golden opportunity in front of them and a chance to amend some recent history. Ricco recalled the Mets’ collapse in 2007, when they dropped two of three at home to the last-place Marlins with the playoffs on the line in the season’s final weekend.
Still, Ricco said, “It’s better than the opposite.”
New York is Wilmer Flores’ oyster.
Flores is now more than simply numbers on a page, he is becoming the heart of the franchise. David Wright is still the soul, but he’s never really been an overly emotional guy, except during a press conference earlier this year regarding his unknowable future dealing with spinal stenosis. Meanwhile, Flores is like the kid brother every teammate and fan never quite had. Not only did he show that he wants to be here with his emotions, but he also showed that he ...
Sandy Alderson has a beating heart.
Yet Alderson admitted the conversation “actually had quite an impact.” In all of his years in baseball, the general manager said he had never seen a player in Wheeler’s position take the unusual step of calling.
“Again, if you go back to Wednesday and even this conversation, we’re talking about human beings,” Alderson said. “We all develop an attachment to each other and whatever capacity we serve, so it’s hard.”...Read More...
Of course I do.
This is the first time Wright will have three straight days of baseball activity, and he recently completed back-to-back days Tuesday and Wednesday.
Wright is fielding and taking batting practice in the cage.
“Everything’s good. Now it’s a matter of getting the reps without overdoing it,” Wright said after working out prior to Friday’s game against the Nationals. “Incremental steps every day where not only are you doing the baseball thing a number of days in a row but you’re also kind ...
Coming on the heels of the last couples days, this might be one of the best things I’ve seen in mid-season baseball. Is it dusty in here or is it just me?
The news spread like wildfire, and Flores got wind of it during Thursday’s game against the Padres. He began crying on the field, as he was about to leave the organization he’d been with since he was 16 years old.
And then the trade fell though. Awkward.
When he might have otherwise been in Milwaukee with new teammates, Flores started ...
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