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I thought it would be fun to track Jose Reyes this season as well as his replacement Ruben Tejada. It will be an interesting case study to see exactly how much the Mets actually lost offensively and defensively by replacing Reyes with Tejada, and if that difference is worth the $106 million dollars it would have cost to retain him.
The great thing about this from a fairness perspective, is that they both bat leadoff and play the same position. That puts the comparison on a very level playing field with no foul calls from either side.
The offensive categories I chose to monitor are as follows: Hits, Extra-Base Hits, Walks, Runs, RBI, Stolen Bases, Batting Average, On-Base Percentage, Slugging and OPS.
No shortstop comparison is complete without some defensive measures. It’s far too early to compile enough data to effectively compare Reyes and Tejada using UZR/150, that will come later in the season. For now we’ll stick to some of the dated, but still somewhat useful old standbys: Fi...
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In a recent ruling summary, Supreme Court Justice and self-professed Mets fan Elena Kagan took a bit of a shot at her beloved team.
A team source told Andy Martino of the Daily News that a contract extension for David Wright is not on the “front burner” right now, but added that his gut feeling was that a new contract extension would get done.
Today, David Wright eclipsed another franchise record with his three RBI against the Braves this afternoon, tying Darryl Strawberry for the most RBI in Mets history...
Mets are just spoiling us with all this offense including the homeruns. Ike Davis with a three-run homerun to break the game open, and after Jason Bay robbed the Braves of a homerun, hit one himself deep in center field for a solo shot and an insurance run. Broken fingers seem to be helping the Mets.
Dillon Gee had a great start this afternoon allowing only one run on four...
After 10 games, the Mets are 7-3 and one of the surprise teams in all of baseball. Their record is even more impressive when you consider that they are 6-1 against the Braves and Phillies, two teams which have had their way with the Mets in recent seasons and ones expected to compete for the division title while the Mets were supposed to finish in the basement.
But as surprising...
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Editor’s Note: The following article was written in English, and then translated into French using Babel Fish. The resulting French was then translated back into English using the same program. The Editor is still trying to figure out why. C’est la vie…
Don’t blame Joe Foy of T.
It was right 26, and to come to far one season where he’d led in 71...
Darryl Strawberry had 733 RBI as a member of the New York Mets. David Wright has had 730 RBI as a member of the Mets. David Wright will tie Strawberry’s Mets record any day, and he will probably beat the record that same day or the day after.
By the way, David Wright is the Mets’ all-time doubles leader with 281. Ed Kranepool is second with 225.
I feel as if the fact that Wright...
The New York Mets' longtime clubhouse manager has been sentenced to five years of probation.
Charlie Samuels admitted in February to having $2.3 million worth of team memorabilia. He pleaded guilty to possessing stolen property and tax fraud.
The 55-year-old is also banned from any Mets facility, even if he buys a ticket.
The team fired Samuels in 2010. He had worked for the...
Ruben Tejada – SS
Daniel Murphy – 2B
David Wright – 3B
Ike Davis – 1B
Jason Bay – LF
Lucas Duda – RF
Josh Thole – C
Kirk Nieuwenhuis – CF
Dillon Gee – RHP
The Mets travel down to Atlanta tonight to take on the Braves for the second time this year. In the first meeting this year, the Mets took all three games on their way to their quick start to...
Mets took one on the chin yesterday that they probably shouldn't have, but look to regroup and get back to their recent winning ways.The Mets shuffle off to Atlanta to take on the red hot Braves, who have won 5 games in a row after getting swept by the Mets to open the 2012 season.Dillon Gee takes the knoll and will oppose Tommy Hanson. Kirk Nieuwenhuis, quickly becoming a favorite of Terry
Photo by Michael BaronIt's only been five appearances but it should be noted that Ramon Ramirez is struggling. The 30 y/o right hander came over in the Angel Pagan trade and after posting a 2.62 ERA last season, many felt he was the steal of the deal. But since coming to the Mets Ramirez has struggled, he had a bad spring but unlike Rauch and Francisco who turned it on when...
The weather was lousy. So was R.A. Dickey's knuckleball.
Dickey gave up three homers and eight runs in his worst outing in four years, and the New York Mets ended a .500 trip with a 14-6 loss to the Atlanta Braves.
There was light rain through the early innings, making it more difficult for Dickey to throw his specialty pitch.
''It's like throwing water balloons...
Rookie Tyler Pastornicky belted a two-run double to highlight a five-run second inning and Freddie Freeman also drove in a pair of runs as the host Atlanta Braves posted a 9-3 win over the New York Mets on Tuesday.
The victory was Atlanta's first in five tries versus New York this season.
Freeman capped an 11-pitch at-bat with an RBI double and Pastornicky scored after advancing...
The Mets had a pretty successful opening weekend in Philadelphia, beating the Phillies in two out of three games. After nine games, all within the Eastern Division of the National League, the Mets find themselves at 6-3. Not too bad at all. So here are the 3 and 3 from this weekend.
It’s All About David: David Wright, broken finger and all, returned to the Met’s line up...