Showing posts with label 2011 Mets. Show all posts
Showing posts with label 2011 Mets. Show all posts

Saturday, October 01, 2011

Mets Statistical Year in Review


Mets Statistical Year in Review - From ESPN/Baseball-Reference

  • The Mets went 77-85 in 2011. It’s the second time in team history that they won exactly 77 games, the first coming 20 years ago in a very disappointing 1991 season.
  • These Mets scored 718 runs, 12th-most in team history, but second-most in a losing season. They scored 746 runs when they went 71-91 in 1996.
  • The Mets had an-NL leading 309 doubles, second-most in team history, trailing only the 323 of the 2011 squad. It marked the second time the team led the league in doubles, the other coming in 1989.
  • The Mets led the National League in walks drawn for the first time since 1992. It’s a category they also led in both 1962 (the lowest of lows) and 1986 (the highest of highs).
  • The Mets finished second in the National League in on-base percentage (.335), their highest NL ranking since 1999, when they led the league. The only other seasons they were a top-two team were three pretty good years-- 1986 to 1988.
  • This season marked the first 162-game season in which the Mets did not have a player play 130 games with the team. The Mets also were without 130-game players in 1972, 1981, and 1994. The 1972 season could also count- it was a 156-game season due to a player strike. No Met finished with more than 122 games.
Jose, Jose, Jose
  • Jose Reyes is the second player in Mets history to lead the National League in most at-bats per strikeout (13.1). The only other player to do it was second baseman Felix Millan, who led the NL each season from 1973 to 1975.
  • Reyes also shared the NL lead in triples with Shane Victorino, despite not hitting any triples in his final 43 games. He stockpiled them early, setting a Mets record for multi-triple games in a season with three.
  • Reyes was part of the second instance in Mets history in which they had the same pair of players steal at least 30 bases in back-to-back seasons. Angel Pagan and Reyes did so this season. Lee Mazzilli and Frank Taveras did it in 1979 and 1980.

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Mets Best Running Team in the Majors




Jose Reyes narrowly made it to first base on a grounder that never left the infield, stole second, advanced to third on a fly out and dashed home on a passed ball.

According to the Wall Street Journal, the analytics company- Baseball Info Solutions measures each major league team's overall contribution on the basepaths by looking at its success in three areas: stolen bases, avoiding double plays and taking extra bases while avoiding being thrown out. By adding extra baserunning advances and steals, subtracting for baserunning outs and unsuccessful steal attempts and comparing the total to the major-league average- BIS calculates each teams net gain on the basepaths.

Entering Monday, the Mets led the majors with a +60 net gain. Running begins with Reyes.

He has 14 triples leads the majors by a wide margin, and has 28 stolen bases entering Monday ranked second. But just about every Mets position player has shown an ability to steal a base on occasion. Angel Pagan has 11 steals, and 10 other players have at least one.

The result: The Mets entered Monday tied for the major-league lead with 77 stolen bases. And they have been successful on 78% of steal attempts, which was tied for the third-highest mark in baseball.

Vote for Reyes to start as NL shortstop in the 2011 Allstar game here

Monday, June 27, 2011

Audio: Jon Heyman talks to Adam "The Bull" about Mets, Yankees, Trade Talk




Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Some Amazing Mets Statistics


Entering last night's game, New York was hitting a hot .284 with runners in scoring position since May 15, which ranked second in the Major Leagues.

What's more amazing is that since May 22, the Mets have hit the fewest home runs (six) in the Majors. In other words, they're making their hits count.

Reyes, who last night went 3-for-5 with two stolen bases, is leading the charge. Including last night's RBI single which made it 4-1, he has 12 hits in his last 26 at-bats with runners in scoring position. He is not alone, not by a long shot. With runners in scoring position this season, rookie Justin Turner(notes) is batting a team-leading .395 with 25 RBI, Beltran is batting .338 with three homer runs and 28 RBI and Daniel Murphy(notes) is hitting .333 with 18 RBI.

If these numbers seem hard to believe, maybe it's because the Mets hit a measly .213 (43-202) with runners on second or third from April 15-May 14. At the time, that ranked 27th in the Major Leagues. The turnaround is remarkable, especially considering the team has been without heart-of-the-order hitters Davis and Wright for games.

One final important statistic: The Mets are 28-21 over their last 49 games.

Thursday, April 07, 2011

..Because You Have to Believe


ESPN believes in the Mets! Wow. Here's a sensible article by David Schoenfield entitled "Ten reasons the Mets aren't that bad."
A rundown of the top five reasons are:
1. Davis Wright
2. Jose Reyes
3. Angel Pagan
4. Depth in the lineup
5. Brad Emaus
1. David Wright is still a really good player. He fell out of the "SportsCenter" highlights during that 10-homer season in 2009, but hit 29 last season. If he gets his OBP back in the .390 range, he’s one of baseball’s best third baseman, a step below the Ryan Zimmerman/Evan Longoria duo.
In case you're wondering, Mike Pelfrey didn't make the list.

Monday, April 04, 2011

Mets Announce their annual Welcome Home Dinner


The New York Mets today announced they will hold their annual Welcome Home Dinner to benefit the Mets Foundation this Sunday, April 10 at 6:00 p.m. at the New York Hilton Hotel, located at 53rd Street and Seventh Avenue.

Mets General Manager Sandy Alderson, Manager Terry Collins, coaches, and all 25 Mets players will be in attendance.

Pitcher R.A. Dickey will receive the Ya Gotta Believe award, named for former Mets pitcher Tug McGraw. The lefty reliever famously coined the phrase in 1973 as the Mets rallied to capture the National League pennant despite being in last place in August. After being the first player cut during spring training in 2010, Dickey finished the season with an 11-9 record and a 2.84 ERA, seventh-best in the National League. Dickey, who reinvented his career in 2005 with Texas by becoming a knuckleball pitcher, signed the first guaranteed contract of his career last winter, a two-year deal with a club option for 2013.

"It's been a long journey for me," said Dickey, Sunday's winning pitcher who is scheduled to start the Mets' 4:10 p.m. home opener against the Washington Nationals this Friday, April 8. "My wife Anne always wanted me to continue to play. She didn't want me to have any regrets."

The Ya Gotta Believe award is given annually to an individual within or associated with the Mets family who has shown an exceptional commitment to the community, fortitude in overcoming adversity, and the spirit to believe that anything is possible.

For more information visit mets.com or by phone at (718) 803-4074.

Friday, March 18, 2011

Video: Mets 2011


Here is very cool video from AJGMETS on Youtube

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

CBS Sports - Jose Reyes MVP of Mets


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Here is a excerpt from CBS Sports' Getting to know the Mets. They list Jose Reyes as their Most Valuable Player

MVP

Jose Reyes has everything you want -- speed, a good glove, a great arm, can hit for average, can hit homers and is still just 27. So what's the downside?

Well, despite his many talents, Reyes has never quite lived up to his elite potential, there are injury questions and he's in the final year of a contract that will pay him $11 million this season.

Because of his age, he'll get a pretty payday this offseason, but because of the questions the size of that payday will be determined by his 2011 season. In a way, his 2011 may be as important for him personally as it is a Mets team with low expectations.
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Thursday, March 10, 2011

Ollie is Ok with Bullpen


ESPN's Adam Rubin reports that Oliver Perez has accepted Terry Collins' decision to reassign him from the starting rotation competition to the bullpen.
Perez has stated this morning that Collins was "clear with me." After Ollie was told of the move he said "Thats OK, he's the manager. I think that's the guy who has to make the decision. Sometimes we get mad. Sometimes we understand. I understand. It's all about the team. I think this is the best opportunity to help the team--to be in the bullpen."
Apparently adjusting to the bullpen would not be an issue for him. Perez states that he doesn't have a problem warming up quickly because he only throws about 10 pitches and feels ready.
"I know it's going to be a different job, but I have to get ready and learn and be ready for those situations...I feel more comfortable throwing against lefties."
Perez hopes to be a starter somewhere down the line in his career and is now working on a sidearm changeup to offset the lack of velocity he is currently experiencing. Perez has been throwing under 90 mph so far in Mets spring training camp.

Monday, February 28, 2011

Bobby Valentine Interested in Buying into Mets


ESPN's Adam Rubin reports that Bobby Valentine has an interest in buying the New York Mets. A baseball official stated Sunday that Valentine has "spoken with serious financial backers about lining up a bid to buy at least a portion of the Mets." Valentine says that he has "talked to a number of people interested in purchasing part of the New York Mets, but I'm not formally with any group that is actively pursuing this venture." Valentine has been a fan favorite in New York, leading the Mets to their last World Series appearance in 2000.

Saturday, February 05, 2011

ESPN Video: How the Lawsuit might impact the Mets


This video segment is from ESPN’s Outside the Lines. They discuss how the financial situation with Fred Wilpon and Saul Katz might impact the Mets:

Enjoy!


Monday, January 17, 2011

Jets Success should inspire Mets


New York’s other football team, The Jets, have moved on to the AFC Championship and we still have yet to see New York’s other baseball team, The Mets, realize a similar success story since 2006. So what do the Jets have that the Mets don’t? 1. A New Stadium-Mets moved into their $900 million home, Citifield in 2009. X 2. Strong Defense-9 gold gloves between Wright (2) Castillo (3) Beltran (3) and Santana (1) It is defense which wins championships in the NFL while baseball teams rely on pitching and defense to dominate the Majors. Most of our gold glovers have gotten old or injured in the past few years and our D has suffered. √√ 3. Die Hard Fans-Mets fans are born not made. While the fair weather fans flock to the Bronx to see a show, the diehards tune into the Mets through good times and bad times. And we aren’t afraid to boo a player/coach/GM/owner/opposing team or umpire. Actually, at some point we probably did boo all of the above. Only out of love or utter disgust. Don't mind us when we say we've had it with the Mets. We aren't going anywhere. √- 4. A Blunt Coach- We had one of the best in Bobby Valentine and we were successful under him, clinching 2 wild card appearances and competing in a NY vs. NY World Series back in 2000. Time will tell if Terry Collins can light a fire under the Mets in 2011. 5. Cool Nicknames-The Amazin’s. When we complete triple plays, behind the back flips to first, dive into the stands for foul balls and win 20 inning marathon games-we are absolutely Amazin’. XX 6. Back Up of Bold Predictions- “We are the team to beat” – Beltran in 2008. We haven’t heard or seen much from our star center fielder since those comments were made and haven’t made the playoffs ever since. While the Mets are in a so called rebuilding year this season as the Jets were two years ago, its not difficult to imagine the possibilities of what may come. All we have to do is look at our New York brothers wearing the green uniforms in the NFL for some inspiration.

Saturday, January 01, 2011

Link: Ten Questions the Mets have to answer for success in 2011


Anthony DiComo of  Mets.com has a list of 10 questions that will be key for the Mets to have a competitive season  in 2011.

There is also a video of Sandy Alderson saying why to watch the 2011 New York Mets.

Happy New Year from everyone at Mets Chronicle..
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