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September 17, 2009
Remember the Maine

(Please forgive me to the clichéd title of this article; there were a number of bad pun choices but I just decided to go with the easiest one, I offer my apologies with an ill song by Queens native Q-Tip.)

My prediction…

September 4, 2009
Josh Th♥le

I’ve never tried to hide it; I have a man-crush on Josh Thole. There really hasn’t been a prospect that I’ve wanted to succeed this bad since Heath Bell. Like most people, I like rooting for the underdog which is…

August 31, 2009
Closing Time

With Billy Wagner traded, the end of another closer era has officially come. While the prospects the Mets received in return are still vague; the trade allows me to continue my effort of not writing about the current Mets team…

August 21, 2009
What Do Met-Killer Dontrelle Willis and Oliver Perez Have in Common?

(Full Disclosure: with David Wright on the DL, it’s becoming harder to watch the Mets, let alone write about them. It’s too early to do a recap piece as well as what my offseason plans would be, but I got…

August 13, 2009
Worst Draft Ever?

The buzzword around the 2009 Mets is depth. Fans and the media are starting to realize that maybe the collapses didn’t occur because of a lack of leadership but because the team just wasn’t good enough. With injuries to the…

August 7, 2009
You Are the Eventuality of an Anomaly, Omir

“In statistics, regression toward the mean refers to the phenomenon that a variable that is extreme on its first measurement will tend to be closer to the centre of the distribution on a later measurement. To avoid making wrong inferences,…

July 31, 2009
Mets Trading Chips

Over at Beyond the Box Score, Sky Kalkman introduced a Trade Value Calculator. With the trade deadline today, I thought it would be a good idea to run some valuations for the Mets. So, armed with contract information from Cot’s…

July 20, 2009
Is Oliver Perez Already in His Decline Phase?

The Mets were swept by the Phillies, shut out two games in a row, traded a personal favorite of mine in Ryan Church for Jeff Francoeur, and are now nine full games back. This is what greeted me upon my…

July 2, 2009
Minor League Checkup 2: Cruise Control

Taking three games from the Cards had me feeling pretty good, but going 9-18 for the month left me not wanting to write about this current team. Thus, I’m sticking with the minors this week. Last week, I discussed prospects…

June 29, 2009
Minor League Checkup

Now that minor league all star games are underway, I thought it would be a good time to see how our top prospects are doing. In order to organize this minor league checkup, I’ve decided to use Toby Hyde’s (Mets…

June 18, 2009
Your 2009 Philadelphia Phillies

The first Mets team that I really obsessed over—meaning, literally watched every inning and spent at least an hour each day thinking about—was the 2002 Mo Vaughn/Roberto Alomar Mets. I loved the Mets before the 2002 season and watched just…

June 11, 2009
If You Can Hit It, You Can Rename It

Recently, the team over at FanGraphs.com added Pitch Type Linear Weights to their already robust website. According to David Appleman,

“What [Pitch Type Linear Weights] does is it uses linear weights by count and by event and breaks it down by…

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