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Thursday, October 18, 2018

Dave Littlefield latest candidate to interview for Mets’ GM role

The Mets have interviewed Tigers’ vice president of player development Dave Littlefield for their open GM role, SNY’s Andy Martino confirmed on Wednesday.

New Yorkers unfamiliar with the peculiarities of Littlefield’s disastrous time in charge of the Pirates may at least recall his official scouting assessment of the height of Derek Jeter’s butt.

Everyone gets intrusive thoughts from time to time (e.g. “I wonder how far I could throw that baby), but it’s almost never a good idea to act on them.


Friday, September 14, 2018

David Wright to suit up for Mets one last time

Fighting back tears at an emotional news conference Thursday, Wright announced he will return from a 2 1/2-year absence to start at third base on Sept. 29. He does not expect to play again after this month.

I bet he’ll get a pretty good ovation, and he deserves it.


Thursday, August 30, 2018

Good Fundies: Brandon Nimmo’s Incredible On-Contact Skills; Can It Last?

Exit velocity is only part of the story (along with launch angle, situational hitting, luck, etc.) but Nimmo’s results on-contact so far have been nothing short of elite. On just 226 balls in play, Nimmo has tallied 91 hits, 21 doubles, 8 triples, and 15 HR. That’s an extra base hit a whopping 19.4% of the time. This is on par — or even better than — many of MLB’s current stars who are known for their hard contact…

thetailor (Brian) Posted: August 30, 2018 at 07:09 AM | 0 comment(s)
  Beats: brandon nimmo, new york mets

Friday, August 10, 2018

Cardinals executive on radar in Mets’ GM search

In the nascent stages of the Mets’ general manager search, Gary LaRocque’s name is among those receiving consideration.
[...]
Multiple individuals connected to the team have indicated Mets patriarch Fred Wilpon, 81, is unlikely to hand the organization’s reins to a young, purely analytics-driven GM with whom he would perhaps have difficulty connecting. The growing belief is Wilpon will look toward a more traditional baseball person.
[...]
There is thought among team officials that perhaps the Mets became too analytics driven in recent seasons under Sandy Alderson’s watch, and a veteran leader with a pure baseball background would help shift the organization toward the center.


Saturday, August 04, 2018

Jacob deGrom vs. Pitchers at the Plate Is the Most Lopsided Matchup of 2018

From article—
That’s one successful sacrifice bunt and an 0-for-33 batting line, with 22 strikeouts and a grand total of three balls hit to the outfield. Collectively, pitchers have recorded a batting average of .000, an on-base percentage of .000, and a slugging percentage of .000.

He’s one of only a handful of pitchers in league history to strike out at least 64 percent of opposing pitcher-hitters in a season, and he already ranks fourth all time in most batters faced (34) with a .000 OPS allowed; Ron Villone (36 in 2001) and Frank Pastore (39 in 1981) are both within reach, while Masato Yoshii (57 in 1998) is likely too far away, as dwindling starter innings in 2018 mean deGrom simply hasn’t faced pitchers frequently enough to catch Yoshii.

Master of the Horse Posted: August 04, 2018 at 10:37 AM | 11 comment(s)
  Beats: degrom, mets, new york mets

Sunday, July 22, 2018

Oakland lands Jeurys Familia from Mets for 2 prospects

The A’s, in the midst of an unexpected playoff push, have acquired reliever Jeurys Familia from the Mets. In return, the Mets will receive third baseman Will Toffey, Oakland’s 17th-ranked prospect, and Minor League reliever Bobby Wahl. The Mets will also receive $1 million in international slot money as part of the deal.

spanx for the memories Posted: July 22, 2018 at 08:47 AM | 37 comment(s)
  Beats: new york mets, oakland athletics

Monday, July 16, 2018

A rival’s struggles may make it even tougher for Mets fans

Of course the Nationals are mired in mediocrity … at a juncture at which the Mets would kill for mediocrity.

Hank Gillette Posted: July 16, 2018 at 10:24 AM | 10 comment(s)
  Beats: new york mets, washington nationals

Monday, June 11, 2018

Mets Release Adrian Gonzalez

The New York Mets have released first baseman Adrian Gonzalez, the team said.

Chris Fluit Posted: June 11, 2018 at 03:33 PM | 43 comment(s)
  Beats: adrian gonzalez, new york mets, what took so long

 

 

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