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Robot Umpz (2002)


" If you were the Commissioner of Baseball for a day, what would you do? Hatteberg: I'd put a laser box behind home plate and get rid of the home-plate umpires."


Return of the Hippo

Look, all I wanted to do was post a link to this article by Howard Megdal about Dontrelle Willis and Ramon Castro and the Long Island Ducks, and then quote one thing from it and make a few quips,...


What are the consensus gripes at AA?

Promoted from FanPosts. --Eric --- We regulars at AA tend to form a general consensus about what should be done to improve the team, whether by altering the major league roster or utilizing...

The Mets' real problem.


The Mets' real problem.

Bobby V was waiting for his chance to manage the Mets


Stupid Mets winning got in the way of improving on-field management.

Mets Lead the World in EqBRR (Equivalent Base Running Runs)

Equivalent Base Running Runs. Measures the number of runs contributed by a player's advancement on the bases, above what would be expected based on the number and quality of the baserunning opportunities with which the player is presented, park-adjusted and based on a multi-year run expectancy table. EqBRR is calculated as the sum of various baserunning components: Equivalent Ground Advancement Runs (EqGAR), Equivalent Stolen Base Runs (EqSBR), Equivalent Air Advancement Runs (EqAAR), Equivalent Hit Advancement Runs (EqHAR) and Equivalent Other Advancement Runs (EqOAR).

Meet Takahashi

It’s just amazing that the same guy who gives Alex Cora a contract worth a few million and a vesting option in a non-existent market can take less money and find bargains like either Takahashi. -RJ Anderson

It's so easy.


It's so easy.

Sporcle: 2B Silver Sluggers SInce 1980


It is my opinion that 2B is overrated as a defensive position. Catcher Craig Biggio played there. Alfonso Soriano played there! Over the past few seasons, the average 2B has hit just as well as the average 3B. Teams are now starting to play outfielders there. There is no excuse for the Mets to continue to play Luis Castillo and Alex Cora there every day of the season. They should make Daniel Murphy the everyday second baseman. Note also the number of Silver-Slugging 2B who either started or ended their careers as Mets.

Jerry Manuel explains his management strategy in re: statistics.


Jerry Manuel explains his management strategy in re: statistics.


The Dumb Is Dumb

I just finished reading Jim Bouton's Ball Four. This is the in-season diary of a struggling, marginal player-- a knuckleballer for the 1969 expansion Seattle Pilots. Lots of baseball people hate...


Mets Journal: 4/21

I am reading the Amazin' Avenue Annual 2010 and I must say, I am pretty impressed. It is well-organized, well-written, and well-conceived. Even Matt "Ellipsis" Cerrone contributed a sensible, if...


A General Post on Mets Management Strategy

(bumped from fanposts. --eric) The Devil Rays, the Pirates, the Mariners: one by one the old-school, traditionally-minded general managers and management strategies are being replaced by an...


Valentino Pascucci, Anyone?

I know I am a one-trick pony, but I thought I would drag my freak sideshow out into the ring one more time: The Mets need Valentino Pascucci. Last year he wasted away another year in AAA, but in...

Mets Looking to Trade Castro


Apparently the Mets think that the Omir Santos who has an OPS of .650 in 2,429 minor league plate appearances has magically become the .268/.300/.437 "beast" of 80 plate appearances in 2009. Ramon Castro has hit .253/.322/.430 so far in 2009, which is 1) better than Omir Santos' line, 2) in sync with his career norms, 3) better than Brian Schneider's career averages, and 4) far, far better than Omir Santos' career averages. He should be a nice pickup for a team that actually understands how to evaluate baseball players. The Mets are not such a team.


ESPN Beltran

So ESPN was doing this stupid thing on Baseball Tonight for Willie Mays's birthday where they took attributes of several different current Major League center fielders in an effort to "build"...

Blastings! Thrilledge: Ranking the GMs, #27: Ned Colletti


Colletti is not a good general manager, but it could be worse.

Blastings! Thrilledge: Ranking the GMs, #29: Ed Wade


Ed Wade takes #29 in my callous series of GM rankings. Read why.

Blastings! Thrilledge: Ranking the GMs, #30: Brian Sabean


This is the beginning of a series of posts ranking every GM in baseball from last to first. Brian Sabean takes the ignominious #30.

Blastings! Thrilledge: Ranking the GMs, #30: Brian Sabean


Beginning of the a series, "Ranking the GMs." Brian Sabean takes the ignominious #30.

Lastings Milledge 2008


Only one walk so far in 41 plate appearances. Not an encouraging sign for Milledge. Bill James pointed out in his Gold Mine that Lastings rarely swings at balls inside, but swings at more than half of the outside balls he gets. If he keeps this trend up, he goes from being one of the top 10 center fielders in the game to being merely average or worse, depending on his defensive game.

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