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sjohnson125

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The Giants and Blitzing

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From Football Outsiders' preview of Giants/Packers: "Despite all the talent on their front four, the Giants did blitz a bit this year. They blitzed five on 20 percent of pass plays, and six or more on nine percent. Both figures were about league average."

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Back of the Envelope Payroll Calculation

Santana + Bay + Wright + Dickey + Carrasco = $63.325 million. Add in Francisco ($6 million), Rauch ($3.5 million), Torres ($3 million after arbitration?), and Ramirez ($2.5 million after...

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AAOP: The Sad Offseason

So, I figured I'd go crazy here with some big moves in my AAOP. These 2012 Mets will look a LOT different than the 2011 Mets, but I think they'd be competitive. I acknowledge in advance that this...

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Why the Mets score runs this year

In 2010, 32.0% of the Mets' plate appearances were taken by batters (including pitchers) with an OBP of under .300. This year? So far, just 7.2%.

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Daniel Murphy should be starting at 2nd base

A couple of months ago, Ike Davis was crushing the ball, rapidly establishing himself as the Mets' most valuable commodity in his second full season. Davis has improved in leaps and bounds in every...

Jose Reyes is Awesome

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Interesting recap of Reyes' day in Brooklyn.

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Waiting for Bay

Honest question: when do the Mets officially stop waiting for Jason Bay to rebound? (Meaning, benching him in favor of either Fernando Martinez or a Lucas Duda/Nick Evans platoon.) I think it's...

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Growing Up in "Hostile Territory"

I had a question for the community about being a fan of a team in its rival's territory. My fiancee recently spent a weekend in Philadelphia and quite enjoyed herself, to the point that she had...

Ten reasons the Mets aren't that bad

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David Schoenfield at ESPN.com says what most people here have been thinking.

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Could the Phillies finish in 4th place?

Sam Page's provocative post from this morning caused quite a stir, but most people weren't buying into his prediction (on a METS fan site, no less). Personally, I was skeptical as well. But the...

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On Spring Training and Roster Management

Anyone who watches Spring Training games is either a diehard fan of a team or treating an acute case of baseball withdrawal from the long and lonely winter of "other sports." (Or both.) This...

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"Replacement Level" and the RB Position

The statistical revolution in sports began among baseball fans and has made an impact across the board, but baseball is fairly easy to quantify because it's such an individual sport. As a Met fan,...

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It wasn't "Prevent Defense" in the 4th Quarter

My impression while watching the disastrous fourth quarter was that the Giants were blitzing quite a bit. I noticed that the game was on NFL Network tonight, so I figured, why not take a look at...

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The Catastrophically-Bad Shooting of the 2010/11 NJ Devils

I'll start with a brief introduction: I've been a casual Devils fan for many years, but this is the first year I've seriously watched hockey (where I watch most games on TV, rather than just...

Giants' Inactives, 9/19/2010

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WR Ramses Barden, LB Phillip Dillard, T William Beatty, LB Chase Blackburn, DT Rocky Bernard, DT Linval Joseph, WR Duke Calhoun, TE Kevin Boss

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Relocation/Expansion

I was reading an article by Maury Brown detailing the difficulties of relocation and expansion in baseball. Interesting read in its own right, but it got me thinking: hypothetically, let's say that...

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Mets in One-Run Games

Mets are now 11-20 in 1-run games, which is the lowest winning percentage in those games across the league.

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WATPs

I am going to take a stab at running the Mets at the deadline here. I like to think of the role of the general manager as twofold: the first, and most important part, is to compile value (in terms...

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Pitching Staff Thoughts

The Mets' pitching staff is quite in flux right now, and I haven't seen a write-up on it yet. I figured it would be nice to try to organize it myself, just for reference. As far as I can tell, it...

Why the Mets should have kept Nelson Figueroa

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Not to beat a dead horse, but... through 15 starts this year, Oliver Perez and John Maine have done the following: 73 IP (4.9 IP/GS), 83 H, 53 R, 49 ER, 13 HR, 52 BB, 66 K, 6.12 ERA, 5.84 FIP This was not outside of the realm of possibility in the spring; in fact, many people on this site (and elsewhere) discussed it for the better part of the month of March. This is why it made sense to keep a bunch of guys who could slot into the rotation. Fully 41% of Met games this year have been started by two pitchers who have been sub-replacement level. The Mets are 4-11 in those games.

Dictionary.com's Word of the Day

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pelf (n.): 1. Money; riches; gain. Nice job today, Big Pelf.

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Mets Opening Day Roster Decisions

The Mets made some questionable decisions to pare their roster down to 25.

"When the official roster is submitted before Sunday’s 3 p.m. deadline, 20-year-old Jenrry Mejia h...

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"When the official roster is submitted before Sunday’s 3 p.m. deadline, 20-year-old Jenrry Mejia has a good chance to be in Queens, preparing for a role in the Mets’ bullpen. One team insider labeled it "60/40" that Mejia makes the team." - Adam Rubin, ESPNNewYork.com Sigh.

http://espn.go.com/blog/new-york/mets/post/_/id/56/mejia-looks-safe-roster-close-to-set
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40-Man Roster Management

I managed to stumble across the Mets' 40-man roster on Mets.com and noticed something that seemed off to me: the Mets have 5 catchers on the 40-man roster. I quickly looked at all 30 teams to see...

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Thinking about David Wright's 2010

I have been thinking quite a bit about David Wright's chances for a strong rebound 2010, and I keep coming back to the same point, so I felt like writing a FanPost. Such is the joy of having a good...

Will Carroll on the Mets in 2009

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"I'll focus on one thing: the death spiral. It's a term I tossed out there a couple years ago after realizing that two or three guys plus associated personnel tended to lose their grip on a team when injuries stacked up. It's not bad management, it's just simple man-hours. As teams focus more and more on trying to get players back on the field, they lose their ability to do the little preventative things. They work as hard as they can, but there's only so much that they can do." - Will Carroll, discussing the Mets' cavalcade of injuries in 2009.

Bay passed his physical Monday, no small hurdle for the Mets, who had a roster of All-Stars miss...

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Bay passed his physical Monday, no small hurdle for the Mets, who had a roster of All-Stars miss significant time in 2009, including Carlos Beltran, Carlos Delgado, Jose Reyes, David Wright and Johan Santana.

The AP offers some dry wit.

Giants' 2010 Opponents

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  1. Home Opponents: PHI, DAL, WAS, CHI, DET, JAC, TEN, CAR
  2. Road Opponents: PHI, DAL, WAS, GB, MIN, HOU, IND, SEA
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Murphy's Odd Season

I don't have any explanation for this, but this is certainly the weirdest split I've seen this season, and I wanted to see what this community thought. Check out this split on Daniel Murphy. 4...

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Musing on Payroll

This is my first fanpost here, and, while it may be a bit presumptuous to solicit feedback, I figured I'd throw it out there. Something I was thinking about today: there are two types of...

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