MLB: New York Mets at Atlanta Braves

Jay Bruce and the journey to find his old self

In March, James Wagner of the New York Times published an article detailing Jay Bruce’s quest to better understand why he struggled when he first joined the New York Mets last August. Bruce was supposed to help the Mets down the stretch when he was acquired on August 1 from the Cincinnati Reds in exchange for Dilson […]

MLB: San Francisco Giants at New York Mets

How Mets pitching went so very wrong

*All statistics to date through May 23 The New York Mets entered the 2017 season with almost the same team as 2016, but with Matt Harvey and Zack Wheeler back from injuries instead of Bartolo Colon. Instead of continuing the success of the past two seasons, the Mets find themselves in a much worse position. As of June […]

MLB: Spring Training-Miami Marlins at New York Mets

Statcast Catch Probability Shows the Mets No (G)Love

With the plethora of outfielders on the New York Mets roster it will be hard to determine who should play where and how much they should play. While Yoenis Cespedes will get the bulk of the time in left field, playing time in center field and right field will likely be shared among Jay Bruce, […]

MLB: Chicago Cubs-Photo Day

Five “Forgotten” Mets: Where Are They Now?

A week ago, a certain app on my phone reminded me that eight years ago I was waitlisted and subsequently rejected from Binghamton University. While reminding me of all my college rejections–and few acceptances–it also brought memories of when I was visiting Binghamton and got to go see the Binghamton Mets (now the Rumble Ponies) […]

MLB: New York Mets at San Diego Padres

How The Mets Have Shifted

Shifting is a sensation that has taken over Major League Baseball the past few years and its implementation has been well documented in recent books such as Travis Sawchik’s “Big Data Baseball” and Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller’s “The Only Rule Is It Has to Work.” As the popularity of the use of the shift […]