Thursday, October 08, 2015

Who To Root For In The Playoffs

From Deadspin:

The Mets’ hitting isn’t as deep as their pitching, but old man Curtis Granderson has been an all-around sensation. More importantly, he’s one of the executive producers behind @wefollowlucasduda, an Instagram account for all your Lucas Duda needs. (Lucas Duda is a big strong doofus who hits home runs.) It’s a recommended follow.

These are very accurate statements about the Mets, Curtis Granderson and Lucas Duda.  Especially Duda.

Saturday, September 26, 2015

No Matter What Happens

I've enjoyed watching this 2015 Mets team more than any vintage since, probably, 2006.  The 2007 and 2008 teams were anguishing.  Partly for the terrible endings, but the teams just weren't quite as fun.  Totally a subjective judgement, YMMV.

This sentiment, by the way, is totally independent of Evan Williams and the Mets magic number going down to 1.

Thursday, September 17, 2015

Post Season Odds

Apparently I can't get enough of this. Lot of things have changed in six weeks, but here it is.

Man, things went south for the Nats really quickly.

Friday, August 07, 2015

Remember When

MetsGeek re-branded itself as RaysGeek?  In light of the Mets upcoming series against the Rays, Chris Gaine over at Amazin' Avenue has an article up about past Mets-Rays series.  R.A. Dickey's 1-hitter against them in 2012 was certainly memorable -- the Mets appealed to the League to have that one hit ruled after the fact into an error on David Wright.  Unsuccessfully, obviously.

Wednesday, August 05, 2015

8 Years Later

Here's the same chart as the one from yesterday, with the playoff odds for the NL East this year, instead of from 2007.  It's funny, eight years ago I had to make the chart myself by copy and pasting data from BP into an excel spreadsheetl; these days it's all done for you already.  You can download a JPEG with a single click.

What a time to be alive!

At this point, the Mets and Nats chances of making the playoffs are basically mirror images of each other.  It's pretty unlikely that either one of these teams gets a Wildcard spot, and the other three teams in the division are basically totally out of it.

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Tuesday, August 04, 2015

I'm Back, Baby!

The Mets are in first place this late in the year for the first time since 2008, essentially the last time I posted one of these things.  Sabermetrics!  fWAR!  rWAR!  Those are real things, jerks!

I wonder if this thing will even work?  Let's find out!

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Monday, July 09, 2012

The Merry Lute Player