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The DH IS bad - but can't be stopped. A proposal for a less evil one.

First off I don't want the DH. I thoroughly oppose it. The fight against it is a worth engaging but will ultimately prove futile. So if we're stuck with a DH is there a way to make it less...

F! DFA'd by Astros

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Very sad. And a cautionary tale about even the highest rated prospects.

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Walkin' Wheeler: Will What Happens in Vegas Stay in Vegas?

There's a line of thinking that Zack Wheeler might be better served by skipping AAA because the park effect of pitching in Vegas could destroy his psyche or mechanics or something from which he...

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It's A Monthly Thing: In Search of What to Make of Ike Davis

Another maddening day at the ballpark included some very mixed signals from everybody's favorite slick fielding, cleanup number 6 hitter Ike Davis. After a tap out to the pitcher and two more...

Matt Harvey NL Player of Week

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Congrats Matt! Hopefully it's the first of many more.

Great Interview w/Mets Dir Of Scouting

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Fascinating in-depth interview w/the Mets Director of Scouting Tommy Tanous about the nuts and bolts of scouting and running a scouting department. No huge trade secrets about the Mets criterion but a must read if you're interested in some of the realities of scouting.

Cano Jumps from Boras to Jayzee

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Hmmm. Jayzee has a partnership w/CAA and they've landed Robinson Cano as their first client. If there are any tea leaves to be read I'd guess it'd be that staying in NYC is a clear if not preferred option. Whether that includes Queens is less clear . . .

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Can Sandy Wheeler-Dealer the Mets to the top?

OK I'm so bummed at the Johan news that I'm going to look right past opening day to next off-season. It's hardly news that teams are increasingly locking up young high-end talents before...

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Dwindling 2014 OF solutions: Carlos Gomez extended by Brewers

What was already a relatively weak 2014 free agent class for outfielders just got weaker. Former Met farmhand Carlos Gomez has received an extension from Milwaukee that will keep him with the Brew...

Key dates for rookie debuts

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MLB Trade Rumors is projecting that prospects called up in late April will allow teams an extra year of control. They'll have to wait until mid-June in order to avoid them gaining Super Two status. The latter gives the player a 4th bite at the arbitration apple which if they're performing at a star level can be big bucks.

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Comparing ZiPS 2012 Projections With Actual Mets Performance

Projection systems like ZiPS are fun especially this time of year when the only games played are in our head. But are they accurate? Well ZiPS didn't do too well with the 2012 Mets. ZiPS...

The Next Knuckler

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mlb TV has a show where Wakefield teaches ex-QB's like Dough Flutie the knuckler. Winner gets a ST invite w/D-Backs. Long live the Dickey legacy!

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The Bourn Pursuit: A turning point even if it doesn't work out

My starting point is that I'm assuming Sandy would not be playing this out publicly if he wasn't serious about closing a deal on his terms. Now if you think that it's all a PR stunt and Sandy...

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Sandy's Skillsets: Is There A Draft in Here?

How often do draft picks pan out? cjmulrain posted an interesting comment in Chris McShane's First-Round draft pick thread taking a look at how Sandy Alderson fared while GM in Oakland. ...

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Poll: Bourn Yes or No?

Lot's of great debate on whether Bourn makes sense or not. It doesn't seem as though there's any type of consensus brewing so I'm adding a poll to see how big the split actually is. Couldn't...

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Prospects in Extremis: What if the Mets Only Used Homegrown Players?

These days one of the best parts of being a Mets fan is watching a farm system that's full of promise. It's much more fun to dream about prospects ceilings than to dwell on Johan Santana's...

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Going to WAR! Some Arithmetic to Measure the Off-Season

Well, the off-season is winding down and soon we'll be hearing about how the pop of Harvey's fastball sounds hitting d'Arnaud's glove. But ‘till then we still have a couple of weeks to debate...

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Sandy on mlb radio

All notes courtesy of metsblog Wheeler/d'Arnaud “d’Arnaud has not played since last June because of an injury, but we think he’s very close. We think Wheeler’s close. … I think it’s reasonable...

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Waiting Till Next Year: 2014 Outfielder Free Agent Breakdown

Big debate raging over Michael Bourn. Some who oppose signing him include in their arguments something along the lines of "he's just not the right FA - get a better one next year." Not an...

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ZiPS It!

So ZiPS is down on the 2013 Mets and not surprisingly many Mets fans are down on ZiPS. Should we? How good are projection systems? They're always fun this time of year. Without actual...

Ike Murph Trade Arb Figures w/Mets

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Ike $3.7m Mets $2.825m Murph $3.4 Mets $3.55m

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Prospects: Pan 'em or Pan Out?

Most of us are rightfully excited by a farm system that boasts more top tier talent than it has in ages. It's hard not to dream that we'll soon be dominating the All-Star game as today's Top 5...

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Mets Payroll Projector 2013

Since it's impossible to talk about the Mets without talking about money I thought it'd be useful to post a hopefully pretty accurate list of payroll as it currently stands. First some...

Loophole: Get Bourn & Keep a first round pick!

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Loophole - have Cleveland sign and trade Bourn to us. They lose their 3rd round pick - we give up a prospect they deem more valuable than a 3rd rounder but not as valuable as a 1st rounder. Hmmm.

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Historical Mets 1st rounders value vs. 4 years of Michael Bourn projected value

Given the slim market for good OFers could it be time to kick the tires on Michael Bourn? He's not a Carlos Beltran type talent and he might be out of Sandy's price range but he'd be a big upgrade...

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Reality Bites: Elbows, shoulders and the path to contention

It's a lot more fun to drift off to sleep these days. After all we can dream of a young, affordable, dynamic shut down rotation just around the corner. For some the only question is who will fill...

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Santa-na's $31m and the 2014 Payroll

With David Wright's contract details finally revealed it seemed like a good time to update the old salary spreadsheet and dare to dream about what kind of extravagant presents Santa-Sandy might...

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Eyes Wide Shut

I swear I've seen this a bunch of times before but I used my DVR replay button to triple check . . . Josh Thole shuts his eyes when batters swing the bat. He definitely did on Stanton's swinging...

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If Ike can hit 25-30 bombs every year . . .

. . . does it matter if only 30% come at Cit Field? Couldn't figure out a way to make this a poll - sorry to all you voters out there . . .

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Pitches Seen vs. Walk Rate

If a batter who seeing a lot of pitches per at bat mitigate an extremely low walk rate? If a player had extremely low walk & k-rates w/lots of pitches per at-bat would they be considered more...

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