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Around Citi: Relaunched

Around Citi has existed in several incarnations since debuting nearly four years ago. The site originally jumpstarted as a venue for me to express my dissatisfaction with the New York Mets, but quickly developed into a passion. Unfortunately, the rigors of an intense school and work schedule have hindered the site from gaining any true momentum over the past several years and therefore...
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July 01, 2014  |  Discuss

It’s Slow. It’s Boring. The Games Are Too Long. But Enough About Football…

Jose Valentin was ninety feet from home. Endy Chavez was on second representing the tying run. Pinch-runner Anderson Hernandez was on first. Bases loaded, 2 outs, bottom of the 9th. The Mets trailed 3-1. A base hit would tie it, a double would send us to the World Series against Detroit. 56,357 fanatics screamed and cheered and proudly shouted Let’s Go Mets as Carlos Beltran walked...
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November 05, 2013  |  Discuss

These Mets came Back and…

Sometimes players get a second chance to play for a team.  Mostly this is a good thing.  Mostly.  Here is (what I believe to be a complete year-to-date) listing of players who have played on the major league squad of the New York Mets, then left the organization, only to return to play again for them at the major league level. We’re heavy on the position players and not so heavy...
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April 13, 2013  |  Discuss

Player of the Game

  Understanding the “Player of the Game” Award Calculation: In 2007 I created an equation to evaluate players against each other in order to determine who was the best player in each game, season and more. This equation includes box score statistics, but is also based around other aspects such as defense, baserunning and situational hitting, which I keep stats for...
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March 31, 2013  |  Discuss

Injury Notes: Chase D’Arnaud, Anderson Hernandez

Two injury updates from McKechnie Field this morning: **Chase d’Arnaud injured his left thumb during rundown drills this morning. He will be replaced today in the lineup by Ivan De Jesus Jr. D’Arnaud said it was too early to tell how serious the injury was, but that he didn’t think it was going to be serious. **Anderson Hernandez hurt his right shoulder last night. There...
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March 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Winter Leagues Recap: Baker Strong In Relief

In Winter League action from last night in Puerto Rico, Ivan DeJesus went 0-for-2, with two walks in game one yesterday, then followed that up with a three hit game in the nightcap. DeJesus scored two runs and stole a base in game two. He now has a .364 batting average through 37 games, giving him a 19 point lead in the batting race with just one day left in the regular season. DeJesus...
Via Pirates Prospects
December 30, 2012  |  Discuss

Winter League Recap: Two More Hits For DeJesus

In Winter League action from down in Puerto Rico last night, Ivan DeJesus went 2-for-4, with his 24th RBI. He raised his batting average to .358, giving him a six point lead in the batting race with two games left on the regular season schedule. DeJesus has 49 hits, four more than anyone else in the league and his .910 OPS ranks him third overall. His RBI total ranks him first on...
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December 29, 2012  |  Discuss

Winter Leagues Recap: Hernandez Finishes as DWL Hits Leader

In Australian League action from today, the Adelaide Bite and Perth Heat split a doubleheader. In game one, Adelaide won 5-3, with Stefan Welch being the only Pirates playing in action. He went 1-for-3, with his third home run and he scored two runs. In game two, Perth won big, downing the Bite by a 10-2 score. Sam Kennelly made the start at second base for Perth and went 2-for-5...
Via Pirates Prospects
December 22, 2012  |  Discuss

Winter Leagues Recap: Reid Strikes Out Five

In Venezuelan League action from last night, Ryan Reid picked up his eighth save in dramatic fashion, He came on in the eighth inning with a 4-3 lead, a man on second base and one out. Reid struck out the next two batters to retire the side, then after his team went down in order in the top of the ninth, Reid came back out to try to close out the game. He struck out the first two...
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December 20, 2012  |  Discuss

Winter Leagues Recap: Johnson Throws Six Shutout Innings

In Dominican League action from last night, Kris Johnson threw six shutout innings, allowing just one base hit, a third inning single with two outs. He also walked two  and struck out three batters. Johnson has pitched brilliantly this DWL season, giving up just one earned run over 19.2 innings pitched. He has allowed only eight base hits, giving him a .127 BAA. Alex Valdez went...
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December 19, 2012  |  Discuss

Winter Leagues Recap: Howard Injured, Latimore Takes His Place

It was announced last night that Justin Howard has returned to the states and will require elbow surgery. According to the article, he hopes to be ready by the start of Spring Training. In his place, Quincy Latimore will join the Adelaide Bite after Christmas. Latimore played for Adelaide during the 2010 season, hitting .313 with a .923 OPS in 31 games. Howard was on a tear recently...
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December 18, 2012  |  Discuss

Winter Leagues Update: Remaining Schedule

In Winter League action in the Dominican from last night, Anderson Hernandez went 1-for-5, with a single and an RBI. He remains atop the DWL leaderboard with 53 hits, two ahead of former Pirates catcher Robinzon Diaz, who sits in second place. Alex Valdez went 1-for-4, with a run scored. His .864 OPS ranks him fifth among qualified batters in the DWL. Felix Pie went 2-for-4, with...
Via Pirates Prospects
December 17, 2012  |  Discuss

Winter Leagues Recap: Hernandez Takes Over Hits Lead

The Australian Baseball League held it’s All-Star game today. The teams were split up into World All-Stars against Australian All-Stars. Zac Fuesser represented the World team, while Stefan Welch was a member of the Australian team. Fuesser came in to pitch the fourth inning and he allowed a lead-off walk, before getting two groundouts and a pop out to end the inning. It was his...
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December 16, 2012  |  Discuss

Winter Leagues Recap: Hanson Picks Up His First Hit

In Australian Baseball League action from today, three Pirates players were in the starting lineup for Adelaide, as they rolled to a 6-1 victory. Stefan Welch collected the only hit of the group, going 1-for-4, with a walk. Justin Howard went 0-for-3, also drawing a walk. Dylan Child was behind the plate again, going 0-for-2, with a sacrifice bunt. He threw out one of the three attempted...
Via Pirates Prospects
December 15, 2012  |  Discuss

Pirates Have Invited 11 Non-Roster Players to Spring Training

The Pittsburgh Pirates have invited the following non-roster players to Spring Training, according to a list given to me today. Brooks Brown, RHP Erik Cordier, RHP Ryan Reid, RHP Kris Johnson, LHP Mike Zagurski, LHP Ali Solis, C Jared Goedert, 3B Matt Hague, 1B Anderson Hernandez, 2B Darren Ford, OF Felix Pie, OF A few of these guys we’ve already heard about at the time of their...
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December 14, 2012  |  Discuss

Winter Leagues Recap: Four Hits for Howard and Hernandez

In the Australian Baseball League today, Adelaide split a doubleheader, with both games going extra innings. In game one, the Bite pulled out a 2-1 victory in 11 innings. Three Pirates players were in the starting lineup, Stefan Welch at third base, Justin Howard as the DH and Dylan Child behind the plate. Welch had a rough game, going 0-for-5, with two strikeouts. Child went 0-for...
Via Pirates Prospects
December 14, 2012  |  Discuss

Winter Leagues Update: Howard Wins Player of the Week

Justin Howard has been named the Player of the Week by the Australian Baseball League for his performance during his team’s four-game sweep last week against Melbourne. Howard went 9-for-14, with three walks, six runs scored and four RBI’s. He finished the week with two three-hit games. Howard started the year off very slow, but has pushed his totals to respectable levels, now...
Via Pirates Prospects
December 11, 2012  |  Discuss

Winter Leagues Recap: Marte Reaches Base Three Times

In Winter League action last night from the Dominican, Starling Marte went 2-for-3, with an RBI, a run scored and a walk. It was his first walk in ten games, after drawing 11 in his first 17 games. Anderson Hernandez went 2-for-4, with a double and an RBI. The double was the ninth of the season for Hernandez, who has now raised his average to .292 after 40 games. Felix Pie and Alex...
Via Pirates Prospects
December 06, 2012  |  Discuss

Winter Leagues Recap: Johnson Throws Three Hitless Innings

In Winter League action from last night, Starling Marte went 1-for-4, with his fourth triple of the DWL season. He also reached on an error in the second, but was thrown out stealing for his first caught stealing in nine attempts. Marte has tripled in three of the last six games. Anderson Hernandez went 1-for-3, with a walk and his first home run of the DWL season. He now has a ...
Via Pirates Prospects
December 05, 2012  |  Discuss

Winter Leagues Recap: Two Hits for Marte, Garcia’s Debut

In a light day of Winter League action yesterday, Starling Marte went 2-for-4, with two singles and a run scored.  He now has a .320/.394/.485 line in 25 games. Marte started the season off showing improved plate patience, but has hit a wall the last eight games. After having 11 walks through just 17 games, Marte has failed to draw a walk in his last eight games, striking out six...
Via Pirates Prospects
December 04, 2012  |  Discuss

Winter Leagues Recap: Fuesser Throws Six Shutout Innings Again

In Winter League action last night, Starling Marte had a rough game, going 0-for-4 with three strikeouts. In his previous three games combined, Marte has a total of seven hits and eight RBI’s. Alen Hanson had his second straight pinch-running appearance. He was immediately erased on a caught stealing. Hanson was playing in his seventh game of the DWL season. Anderson Hernandez...
Via Pirates Prospects
December 01, 2012  |  Discuss

Winter Leagues Recap: Marte Drops Down in the Order

In Winter League action last night, Starling Marte went 0-for-4, dropping his average to .299 in 18 games. He moved from his normal three spot in the lineup, down to the five hole. The move in the lineup was due to the additions of Cleveland catcher Carlos Santana and Detroit Tigers infielder Ramon Santiago to the Leones lineup in the last two days. In other action in the Dominican...
Via Pirates Prospects
November 26, 2012  |  Discuss

Winter Leagues Recap: Fuesser Allows Just One Hit

In Winter League action today in Australia, five Pirates farmhands helped the Adelaide Bite to their second win of the season, a 7-6 victory over Brisbane. Stefan Welch, Justin Howard and Dylan Child were all in the starting lineup, while Zac Fuesser started the game on the mound and he was followed up by Wilson Lee. Fuesser picked up his second win of the ABL season. Their lines...
Via Pirates Prospects
November 23, 2012  |  Discuss

Winter Leagues Update: Australian League Back in Action

After going through an 11 day layoff, the Australian Baseball League resumed their schedule today with Adelaide taking a 6-2 loss. Two Pittsburgh Pirates farmhands were in the starting lineup. Stefan Welch started at 3B and batted fifth, while Justin Howard hit seventh and played left field. Welch went 0-for-2 with a walk and HBP. Howard went 0-for-3 with a walk. He is now hitting...
Via Pirates Prospects
November 22, 2012  |  Discuss

Winter Leagues Recap: Hanson Gets a Start

In Winter League action last night in the Dominican League, Alen Hanson got his first start of the off-season and played his first game since November 2nd. Hanson went 0-for-3, with a walk and a run scored. He has yet to pick up a hit in five AB’s. In that same game, Starling Marte went 2-for-4, with two singles, two runs scored, a walk and three stolen bases. He now has a .333...
Via Pirates Prospects
November 21, 2012  |  Discuss
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