A song to play while reading about the Mets: “Secret Garden,” by Bruce Springsteen – It’s cliche for a baseball writer to go back to the Springsteen well, but hey, if you change all the… Read more »
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Aaron Nola could be crowned the Philadelphia Phillies MVP for the first half with his latest performance on Sunday — a succinct bundle of emphatic personality and competitiveness. In a show of insistent work and… Read more »
Ah, the innocence of April. There I was, sitting on my couch, allowing myself to believe for even a moment that the 2017 New York Mets season would be free of the various issues that… Read more »
The first (and only) copy of the Baseball America Prospect Handbook that I bought featured a young Jurickson Profar on its cover. Handsome, sporting a glitzy smile and a two-eared batting helmet, Profar made the… Read more »
Even with the addition of the second wild card, at some point a team has to look at their season and figure it’s not ending in a postseason trip, let alone a World Series. For… Read more »
Chad Stewart and Jim Turvey continue their trek across the majors; this time they evaluate USA Today’s predictions for the NL East, and they each decide between the over and under for every team. … Read more »
Another year, another set of major question marks for the New York Mets. Just two years after a miracle run that ended with a classic Mets blowup in the 2015 World Series (they led in… Read more »
On the late afternoon of Thursday, April 9, 2015, Tony Wright settled in to his usual seat in the middle of Row B, Section 319 at pleasant Petco Park in San Diego. Section 319 had… Read more »
Let’s remember the World Series last year, ending at Citi Field after game five on a chilly night in November. The Royals defying the odds and PECOTA, making their second appearance in a row, and… Read more »
In 2015 the New York Mets were a team that led their fans on an emotional roller coaster. The Mets made fans feel like they themselves were members of the team. It was impossible for… Read more »
The Royals have won the World Series, but there’s still a much more important matter to settle: who emerged victorious in our Sky Kalkman-inspired World Series prediction contest. Ten pairs of statistical categories were presented to Effectively Wild Facebook group members, who simply had to pick one in each case, plus the average time of game and the series outcome. Here’s how they got on.
Once the New York Yankees were eliminated in the American League wild card game, it was clear that one of the themes of this postseason was going to be redemption. Of the eight teams in… Read more »
Earlier this week, Banished to the Pen asked Effectively Wild listeners to take part in a World Series prediction poll, doubling as a contest for those so inclined, based on Sky Kalkman’s annual ’32 Predictions’… Read more »
The Kansas City Royals and New York Mets are this year’s participants in the World Series. Interestingly enough, this is the first Fall Classic since the expansion era began in 1961 to not feature one of… Read more »
I discovered this while playing around with the amazing, indispensable Baseball Savant: There have been just nine pitching staffs in the eight-year PITCHf/x era that have thrown over 3,000 pitches at 95 miles per hour… Read more »
Royals fan Matt Jackson and Mets fan Seth Rubin join Ryan Sullivan to discuss their teams’ seasons so far, and look ahead to the World Series matchup.
Schedule: Game 1 – Fri, 10/9 at LA Game 2 – Sat, 10/10 at LA Game 3 – Mon, 10/12 at NY Game 4 – Tue, 10/13 at NY (if necessary) Game 5 – Thu, 10/15 at LA (if necessary)… Read more »
This past week has been very busy for the New York Mets, who made multiple trades to bolster both the offense and bullpen, before the announcement of losing reliever Jenrry Mejia for the next 162… Read more »
The 2015 New York Mets season has been one to remember. The season started off strong with an eleven-game winning streak that launched them into first place in all of Major League Baseball. Since then… Read more »
Writers Julien Assouline and Seth Rubin join host Ryan Sullivan to talk about the first-place Mets, last-place Red Sox, the 2015 draft, and All-Star voting.
Hi, everyone! And welcome to Write-Up For Yesterday, BttP’s guide to what the heck happened yesterday in baseball. We’re not gonna just hand you some scores here, because we trust you know how to type the letters E-S-P-N into your internet machine. Instead, we hope to give you a fuller and richer understanding of important goings on from yesterday in baseball. The big stories, and the noteworthy performances-good and bad.
Staff writer Andrew Patrick and Baseball Prospectus writer Matt Trueblood join Ryan Sullivan to talk all the baseball: the red-hot Mets, the A’s-Royals feud, and Carter Capps’ special delivery. Also discussed are Matt’s experiences as a new writer for Baseball Prospectus, and each guest’s favorite baseball memories.
With the Mets having acquired only Sean Gilmartin for their bullpen this offseason, they tripled the relief pitchers they have acquired bringing in two left-handed relievers, Jeremy Blevins from the Washington Nationals and Alex Torres… Read more »
The Mets started this offseason with a bang, making the first signing of a free agent, Michael Cuddyer from the Colorado Rockies for 2 years and $21 million. As a player who received a qualifying offer, the Mets forfeited their 2015 1st round draft pick (#15 overall). However, after signing Cuddyer, the Mets only added two other players, outfielder John Mayberry Jr. and rule 5 pick LHP Sean Gilmartin. They lost a few players of which most notable were Eric Young Jr., who stole 46 bases in 2013 and 30 in 2014, and Gonzalez Germen (yes, he began the offseason as a Met). Besides these small moves it has been a very quiet offseason. The team added only two pitchers (including Gilmartin), an anomaly in the league as most teams stock up on pitchers (the average team added 15 according to the WSJ).
After reading the preview by Ted Berg to begin the chapter on the Mets in the 2015 Baseball Prospectus Annual, it took me back almost 6 years ago to August 15th, 2009, a day that… Read more »
On Sunday, January 18th the New York Daily News reported that there were multiple changes made to various ownership committee changes at these past winter meetings. One of which included naming Fred Wilpon, whose family… Read more »
This past Tuesday and Wednesday brought frustration and anger to Mets fans. On Tuesday, fans thought it would be the day that Mike Piazza got in; instead it was just Pedro Martinez who spent his… Read more »
A well-loved son of the Second City, Curtis Granderson chose something that felt like home over actually coming home. He signed a four-year deal with the New York Mets Friday, one that will pay him… Read more »
Sandy Alderson became general manager of the New York Mets in October 2010. The team had just completed a 79-83 season, and the shine was very much off their 2006 team’s apple. Whispers of financial trouble… Read more »