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The Perfect Storm Reaches New England

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A dude on tumblr details why the Crawford deal isn't bad.

From here. Off-topic, but down right hilarious. And I know a lot of you are jets fans so maybe you...

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From here. Off-topic, but down right hilarious. And I know a lot of you are jets fans so maybe you could offer some insight into how these swagger ratings were put together.

Jason Bay's Swing

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Fangraphs take's a look at the worst person alive Jason Bay's swing mechanics to attempt to find what's causing the power outage.

NY Mets Base Running. From BTB

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NY Mets Base Running. From BTB

LARRY RETIRING??

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This was discussed in the game thread but I didn't see a fanshot about it. Apparently it wouldn't be until the end of the season.

Why Are Hitters Swinging At More Bad Pitches

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JamesK posted about the mets huge increase in o-swing % a few days ago. Apparently it's a league wide trend and fangraphs gives some reasons for why this might be. My personal favorite is that it's all the umps fault, in lobby for robots.

BTB Power Rankings

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Indeed, the mets are who we thought they were.

Defining "Good at Everything"

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Over at beyond the boxscore poster adarowski attempts to find players in history who were literally good at everything. What's most interesting is the guy who came in at number 15 on his list. Only one other active player, utley, made the list.

mymetsjournal The owner at this blog apparently intends on creating a sketch book entry after every...

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mymetsjournal The owner at this blog apparently intends on creating a sketch book entry after every mets game. Win or Loss.

Actually, the higher-leverage situation is in the seventh inning, when those runners are on base...

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Actually, the higher-leverage situation is in the seventh inning, when those runners are on base and the Royals’ lead is in jeopardy. Hillman tried. He really did. He’s merely a victim of baseball’s culture of convention. He and Gardenhire and every other manager not named Joe Maddon are handed relief pitchers developed in a system where role (get outs in a specific situation) matters as much as deed (get outs, period). The blame falls on the organizations, not the managers.

another opinion on the role vs leverage use of relievers

Pelfrey on the road to recovery

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Over at fangraphs Joe Pawlikowsk takes a look at Pelfrey's fast start.

Jon Niese threw 99 pitches, but only 10 were curveballs — supposedly his signature "out" pitch and w...

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Jon Niese threw 99 pitches, but only 10 were curveballs — supposedly his signature "out" pitch and what many feel is his best weapon. Though, from what we understand, the thin air in Colorado destroys the vertical break of even the best curves. I liked what I saw from Niese’s ability to handle himself in the postgame interviews, and believe he is mentally and emotionally prepared to pitch in New York. Unfortunately, he appears to be extremely vulnerable without the deuce. But, it’s likely the last time in 2010 he pitches at a mile-high altitude, so he should get back to being the MLB-average pitcher the Mets need him to be. I’m not concerned in the least.

From Joe Janish via Tedquarters

Apparently all Park needed back in 07 was some pepto-bismol

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Apparently all Park needed back in 07 was some pepto-bismol

Fangraphs Adds +/- data to player pages

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Fangraphs adds +/- data, along with some other defensive stats, to their player pages.

The Ipad My Baseball TV

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Not mets related but David Appelmen shows off the ipads baseball playing capabilities. It's making me seriously consider harvesting my own kidney.

Non mets related: Curt Shilling's Invested Most of His Money in a Game Studio

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owning a team could be cool and all Jete's but I think Schilling has the right idea.

Non mets related: Dodgers Divorce War

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in case anyone needed an "it could be worse" pick up. This sounds like more of a mess than the mets entire front office.

Prohky on 60 minutes

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for anyone who's interested tonight on 60 minutes they're going to be profiling Prohky.

GM Omar Minaya said he is more open to the idea of keeping Mejia, 20, as a reliever than he was...

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GM Omar Minaya said he is more open to the idea of keeping Mejia, 20, as a reliever than he was earlier in the spring "because he has shown more command" than he did as a minor-leaguer. Minaya said that even if need for such a bullpen weapon dictates the move, he still sees Mejia as a starter in the future. "Other starters have done it, starting out in the bullpen," the GM said. "Johan Santana did it."

John Harper via Tedquarters

If Jon Niese cracks the rotation out of Spring Training, the Mets will enter the season with four...

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If Jon Niese cracks the rotation out of Spring Training, the Mets will enter the season with four starting pitchers coming off injury-plagued 2009 seasons. The fifth, Mike Pelfrey, plans to throw more breaking balls than ever before. And yet Figueroa, a rubber-armed craftsman capable of eating innings in the back of the rotation, could very well be pitching thousands of miles away when the Mets inevitably need a fill-in starter.

Ted Berg on the Figueroa possibly not making the team

CC Sabathia in a Bad Company 2 mock PSA

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Does anyone understand how Sabathia fits in? Because I don't. Also if he wearing a Giants hat?

The committee already has made good on Selig's promise by discussing a radical form of "floating"...

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The committee already has made good on Selig's promise by discussing a radical form of "floating" realignment in which teams would not be fixed to a division, but free to change divisions from year-to-year based on geography, payroll and their plans to contend or not.

Source I saw a fangraphs post relating to this story and I hadn't seen the original story posted here before, and this idea seems pretty radical.

The Padres left fielder lost 15 pounds...and is now 273

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Okay, this probably doesn't deserve a fanshot, and might fall into the fanshot spamming category, but I'm just perplexed. I didn't even read the article, I got as far as "After finishing the 2009 season weighing 288 pounds" and my mind was f**ked.

Rookie Jackson set to become Tigers' CF

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Not Mets related news but I thought it was interesting, and a bit surprising considering he's coming off a somewhat disappointing AAA season.

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