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TheBigStapler

  • joined Mar 10, 2009
  • last login Aug 27, 2014
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Is it Too Soon to Extend Matt Harvey?

I asked a friend of mine if the Mets should consider offering Matt Harvey extension as the Rays did to Matt Moore (5 years/$14M (2012-16), plus 2017-19 club options). He replied that it would seem...

Graphic on Knuckleball Physics

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From the Washington Post, interestingly, about Dickey's knuckleball, the flight of the pitch, and the batter's perception of it.

I'm sure you're all sick of New York fans taking over your site (and your stadium) but here's a...

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I'm sure you're all sick of New York fans taking over your site (and your stadium) but here's a nice tribute reel from a Mets blog, The Apple. You guys are gonna love Jose.

Your Handy Guide to Pitchers as Hitters - Baseball Nation

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The taxonomy of pitchers hitting, with animated GIF evidence.

Ted Berg - What We Carry

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This is another one of Berg's more personal writings that reaffirm the feeling that baseball is bigger than the game. Wholly unpretentious, well written and sweet, but not cheesy.

2010 Rule 5 Drafted Pitchers in the Majors: Pitch Analysis

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On Beato, Garik16 writes: Really the only pitch that's nothing special is the change-up, which still has the same sink as the two-seamer without the great velocity. So it would seem that Beato seems like he has the potential to be the next breakout pitcher from the Rule 5 draft, more so than the other three pitchers above.

Twins, Nishioka Agree To Three Year, $10 Million Deal

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Plus the $5.3 million posting fee. What do you think? Would you have liked him on the Mets for that price (assuming it would have even been within budget)?

AFL Pitchf/x Leaders

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Beyond the Boxscore shows the top 10 in several categories in the AFL. There are only two pitchers who rank in both the top 10 in whiff% and groundball%: Jenrry Mejia and Steven Strasburg.

Everyone Should Learn to Throw a Cutter

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The site Fonzie Forever uses Fangraphs data to point out some interesting things about the cut fastball. 17 starters use the cut fastball and they happen to be an elite group. For half of them, the cutter is the most effective pitch, and for none is it the least. Do these statistics make a convincing enough case for the pitch to become more widespread?

18 year old Yusei Kikuchi announced he will either enter the Japanese draft or sign as a free agent...

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18 year old Yusei Kikuchi announced he will either enter the Japanese draft or sign as a free agent with a MLB team. (via Metsblog). Left-handed, tops out at 95 mph.

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Assessing the 2010 Draft Pick

 The Giants were happy enough with 10th overall pick in 2006. via assets.espn.go.com There's been a lot of talk among Mets fans on the internet about our 2010 draft pick.  According to the...

Checking the Numbers: Perceived Velocity

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By Eric Seidman via Baseball Prospectus (subscription required). Discusses the difference between actual velocity and "perceived velocity," which is calculated photogrammetrically by release point using PITCHf/x data. Helps to explain why Chris Young is so good despite mediocre velocity. Heath Bell and Francisco Rodriguez's appear faster than they are while Johan Santana's appears a smidge slower.

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Your One Big Move

If you were GM and could make one big move this offseason, what would it be, if anything at all? edit: Keeping in mind realistic trades and budget constraints.

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Reasons to Still Watch the Mets in 2009

  via nydailynews.com.  Johan is ready. The Mets are 10.5 games back in the division and 7.5 games back in the Wild Card.  The team's Pecota-adjusted odds of making the playoffs are 3.7%. ...

David Wright Aspires to be Met for Life

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"Even though Wright's contract runs for three more years and the club holds an option for 2013, he said he would be willing to work on a new deal at any point in the future that would make him a Met for life."

Wagner is Throwing 90 mph

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Says John Franco on WFAN (via MetsBlog.com)

Fernando Martinez gets the call

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Edit: Jose Reyes and Ryan Church were put on the DL. Also, 31 year-old middle infielder Wilson Valdez was acquired from the Indians organization and added to the 25 man roster. Valdez is known more his glove (to say the least), although he posted a .382 wOBA in AAA 2 years ago.
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