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A couple days ago, Matt Meyers of ESPN New York highlighted the case for Jhonny Peralta joining the Mets — a rather realistic option looking ahead to next season. It’s fun to think big with names Jose Reyes or Troy Tulowitzki, but the more likely options are names like Peralta or Stephen Drew. Meyers points out how badly we need an upgrade at shortstop:
It’s hard to overstate how bad the Mets’ shortstops were this year, they “hit” .232/.296/.302 and were worth -0.1 wins above replacement, according to FanGraphs.
Peralta, on the other hand, hit .303/.358/.457 for the Tigers this year and was worth 3.6 WAR, per FanGraphs, which ranked sixth in all of baseball despite serving a 50-game suspension for his involvement with the Biogenesis scandal.
Peralta really outclassed our crew of shortshops offensively — and although he’s not the best defensive shortstop, he can pass at the position. This organization doesn’t seem to mind looking into guys with past PED suspensions, considering that ...
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Welcome to the off-season. Once again, since the Mets are not one of the ten participants in the post-season, it’s time instead for some post-mortem. In this new series, the Mets360 staff will take a look back at our pre-season previews and see how they played out. Just a fun little ongoing exercise to while away the days until mid-March, when the focus turns again to Port St...
Andy Martino of the NY Daily News reports that the Mets aren’t expected to pursue free agents Robinson Cano or Jose Abreu according to “major league sources familiar with the team’s thinking,” .
A high-ranking team official recently told the Star-Ledger’s Jorge Castillo that Alderson’s scouts came away “impressed” with Abreu’s power. But obviously (and predictably...
The Arizona Fall League is starting up a hitting challenge this year for their participants — and it sounds like a lot of fun. Here’s the rundown from the official release:
Hitters taking part in the event will receive two minutes to hit against live pitching and be rewarded for points between 100-500. Hitters also can earn points by hitting a wide array of targets on the field...
The last entrant into the league championship series round of the Major League Postseason punched their ticket last night in Oakland. Behind a stellar effort by starting pitcher Justin Verlander the Detroit Tigers shutout the Oakland A’s, 3-0, to win their American League Division Series three games to two.
Verlander and the Tigers were staked to a two run lead in the fourth inning...
Down two games to one and 3-0 in Game 4, the Detroit Tigers came back to win the best-of-five American League Divisional League series. I guess that means they can celebrate any way they want to. And they did. Oddly. It’s called the Haka and it was taken from a Samoan/Pacific Island thing.
Last November, Torii Hunter signed a two year contact with the Detroit Tigers and most believed he would call it a career at the end of the contract. But now Hunter, at age 38, is confident he can play beyond 2014.
As reported by Alden Gonzalez of MLB.com, Hunter has in many ways defied age. He played in 148 games this season, and although he moved from center field to right...
Anibal Sanchez’s start against the Oakland A’s in Game 3 of the ALDS was one of the worst of his season. He’ll get a chance to redeem himself in Game 1 of the ALCS against Boston.
#Tigers Jim Leyland announces Anibal Sanchez will start Game One of ALCS in Boston Saturday night.
— WXYZ Detroit (@wxyzdetroit) October 11, 2013
There was no immediate word on how the rest of...
Detroit Tigers’ Justin Verlander and Miguel Cabrera were understandably pumped after beating the Oakland A’s in game 5 of the ALDS. Both of them dropped a few “f*ck yeah’s” on live TV afterwards, but who could blame them? It was an epic come back from the brink of defeat.
1:55 p.m.: The Red Sox announced their ALCS roster. If it looks familiar, it’s because it’s the exact same as Boston’s ALDS roster. There are no changes to report.
8 a.m. ET: Four wins separate both the Tigers and Red Sox from a World Series berth. Each club enters the ALCS with something to prove.
The Tigers were a popular preseason pick in the American League. And why not...