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September 18, 2009
Wilson Valdez: Worth Keeping Around?

With a (hopefully) fully healed Jose Reyes likely to get more days off than usual next season, the importance of having a capable backup shortstop is amplified. Reyes played almost everyday from 2005-2008, so fill-ins like Damion Easley, Ruben Gotay…

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 19, 2009
Draft Clarifications
by: Alex Nelson on Aug 19, 2009 8:53 AM | Filed under: Articles

The Mets took an awful lot of flak for their draft, especially the fact that they only spent $1,864,300 over the first 10 rounds. Some of those criticisms are totally justified, others less so. I just wanted to offer some…

August 17, 2009
Deadline Day
by: Alex Nelson on Aug 17, 2009 6:00 AM | Filed under: Articles

The deadline for signing draft picks arrives at midnight tonight, and thus far the Mets have signed 32 of their 49 selections. Of those 17 who have yet to sign, the most notable ones are top high school arms Steven…

August 14, 2009
Scouting Report: Eric Beaulac

One of the more bantered about arms in the Mets organization, Beaulac was taken in the ninth round of the 2008 draft as a part of the Mets’ new draft philosophy of taking small college arms seemingly early and often….

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 11, 2009
Fun with Contract Incentives

Incentive bonuses based on performance, awards, or other achievements are now standard for most contracts signed by major league players. Cot’s Contracts does a great job of compiling these incentives. Note that information at Cot’s is extensive but not necessarily 100%…

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…

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