Saturday, May 31, 2008

Science! It Works, Bitches!

Or at any rate, Billy Wagner does. Wow. I honestly can't remember the last time I saw a closer brutalize three hitters like that. I'll be going to the game on Sunday night, so I hope the Mets can get go 3-1 on the Dodgers. Man, that'd put them a whole game over .500! Holy crap!





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Happy Birthday

Yay.

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Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Mets Creep Back Towards Mediocrity

Well, my pledge to not watch the Mets for a week lasted all of one day.  Gar.  Anyway, Mets win a series against the division leaders, so I guess I should be happy.  Of course, if you have to rely on home runs from Endy Chavez and Luis Castillo, you're not going to win too many games.

But screw it; a win is a win.

Got a new article up at MetsGeek about Willie Randolph's atrocious bullpen management, too.  Apparently judging the impact of managers is all the sabermetric rage (Thanks, John).

Also, the 'Geeks jokingly switched the site to RaysGeek, so we could finally follow a winner.  Funny.  The Mets have since won two in a row, so I assume that it'll stay RaysGeek until the Mets lose.  A player on a streak has to respect the streak.

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Friday, May 23, 2008

I'm Fucking Done

That's it.  Fuck it.  I'm not watching any baseball for a week.  I'll check back in after Willie is fired.  Which should be sometime early next week.  Tuesday, I'm guessing.

What's amazing about this team is that they're finding brand new fucking ways to lose each night.  Sometimes it's the bullpen . . . sometimes they can't score any runs . . . sometimes it's crummy base running, or defensive errors, or Mike Pelfrey starts.  Fuck.


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Thursday, May 22, 2008

That's It

This team stinks.

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Tuesday, May 20, 2008

It Is Time To Face Facts

















The Mets are not going to make the playoffs.  Especially not with season-thus-far MVP Ryan Church getting another concussion.  I can't wait to see more of Marlon and Endy.

Coincidentally, the pic above also accurately depicts how I feel right now.

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Thursday, May 08, 2008

Jeez, I Haven't Posted Over Here In A Long Time

So, if you're one of the three dudes who read this thing regularly, I've had a couple of new things up over at MetsGeek: one on Nelson Figueroa, and a new one on Mike Pelfrey.

The one on Pelfrey I actually really like. I got to look into some of the Pitch-F/X data that Josh Kalk's been putting up; I think that shit is fascinating. One of the things I didn't get to go into was the pitch/count information, especially when combined with the results from Pelfrey's splits on B-Ref. Like, nobody this year has swung at a 3-0 pitch from Pelfrey. Nobody. Or, on 3-1 pitches Pelfrey is allowing a 2.650 OPS. Glarg.

Anyway, I think that kind of stuff is really interesting. On the other hand, I also fill out spreadsheets for fun.

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