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Delgado’s Playing Era and Politics Will Keep Him Out of Hall

Saturday, April 16th, 2011

Make that two superstars from the nineties walking away from the game. Less than a week after Manny Ramirez took his bat and went home, Carlos Delgado announced the inevitable retirement from a debilitating hip injury. Scouts were concerned about Delgado’s health as far back as 2008 when he came off a subpar 2007 season. […]

Vote: NYBD Strat-O-Matic Mets All Star 1B

Thursday, June 24th, 2010

Keith Hernandez Year Age G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS OPS+ 1986 32 149 652 551 94 171 34 1 13 83 2 1 94 69 .310 .413 .446 .859 140 G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO […]

Latest Rumblings on the Starting Pitching Market

Saturday, May 29th, 2010

Jon Heyman reported on WFAN yesterday the Yankees have two kinds of players they would like to add: a relief pitcher, and a hitter to presumably replace the injured Nick Johnson. I called down to my sources to see what they believe could be coming for both the local teams. – The Yankees are interested […]

Rumblings: Delgado’s Agent Contacts Yanks

Thursday, May 20th, 2010

My main Yankee source informed me last night that Carlos Delgado’s agent recently reached out to the Yankees to gauge their interest. Delgado has been out a year due to two hip surgeries and hasn’t played since last May. Reports indicate he has started to swing a bat and could return soon. It is unclear […]

The Importance of First Base Defense

Wednesday, April 21st, 2010

One of the debates that have raged over here is the value of defense at first base. When using advanced statistics, such as Wins Above Replacement, first base is not given very much value as it’s only slightly higher than the designated hitter. I have always disagreed with that assessment and I found this quote […]

Floyd’s Final Lesson

Thursday, February 4th, 2010

In a week dominated by Super Bowl coverage, Cliff Floyd gave us some interesting baseball tidbits. If you haven’t listened yet, you should download his live interview with WFAN’s Mike Francesa. First, this really is a game of inches. Talking about the infamous Game 7 against St. Louis, Cliff pointed out how he “just missed” […]

It Appears Delgado Might be Done

Saturday, January 23rd, 2010

Found this courtesy of our good friend Ed Ryan over at Mets Fever A scout told ESPN’s Jayson Stark the following: “He’s got no range at first — none,” said one scout. “He actually limps out there. He can’t play first on a day-to-day basis. I think he can still DH, because he’s still got […]

Molina Rejection Is Windfall Income

Wednesday, January 20th, 2010

Tremendous news last night, as Bengie Molina rejected the Mets’ one-year, $5 million offer and returned to the San Francisco Giants. This was hailed by many as a victory for Mets fans who are sabermetrically-inclined, and it is, to an extent- Molina’s negatives include such things as poor defensive metrics and a putrid on-base percentage. […]

How About Pineiro and Sheets?

Tuesday, January 19th, 2010

Bengie Molina is gone and, according to SI’s Jon Heyman, the Mets are “unenthused” about Yorvit Torrealba or Rod Barajas. It’s quite possible that we see a Josh Thole/Henry Blanco tandem this season. Count me surprised, but Bengie Molina is not going to break the 2010 season. Another rumor that came out was that Carlos […]

Ideas to Offset Beltran’s Injury & Decline

Thursday, January 14th, 2010

I will reserve judgment on the Mets until we hear more about the events that led to Carlos Beltran having knee surgery. Filing a public grievance may be the Mets right, but it won’t help with their credibility in the locker room. My guess is both Beltran and the team should have elected for surgery […]