Monday, December 31, 2007

12/30 Winter Leagues Report!

Jose Reyes (c) 1 for 3, K, .313
Jorge Sosa IP, H, BB, K, 0.00 era

Sunday, December 30, 2007

12/29 Winter Leagues Report!

Jose Reyes (c) 2 for 4, run, K, .308

Saturday, December 29, 2007

12/28 Winter Leagues Report!

Anderson Hernandez (pr, 2b)
Jose Reyes (c) 0 for 2, .222
Adam Bostick 1.1 IP, 4 H, 5 R, 3 ER, 3 BBs, 20.25 era, L (0-1)
Willie Collazo 5.1 IP, 5 H, 5 R, 3 ER, 3 BBs, 3 Ks, HR, 3.20 era, L (3-3)
Edgardo Alfonzo (game 1, 3b) 0 for 3, .339
Jesus Gamero (game 1, pr)
Edgardo Alfonzo (game 2, 3b) 0 for 2, run, BB, .335
Jesus Gamero (game 2, pr, lf) 0 for 3, run, RBI, K, .214

Friday, December 28, 2007

12/27 Winter Leagues Report!

Jose Reyes (c) 1 for 4, 2b, run, .286
Jorge Sosa 0.2 IP, 0.00 era
Rhiner Cruz (?) 0.1 IP, 3 H, 2 ER, 54.05 era*

* - someone R Cruz pitched in a 10-1 blowout for Aguilas, I'm making a pretty bold assumption that it was Rhiner. More info as it becomes available.

Thursday, December 27, 2007

12/26 Winter League Report!

The DWL round-robin playoff tourney has started, so the AVGs have been reset, that should explain the discrepancies for the DWL teams/players.

Jose A Reyes (c) 1 for 3, K, .333
Edgardo Alfonzo (3b) 1 for 4, 2b, 2 RBI, BB, .341

Monday, December 24, 2007

12/23 Winter Leagues Report! COLLAZO! Reyes!

Willie Collazo 8 IP, 4 H, ER, 3 Ks, 3.02 era, W (3-2)
Edgardo Alfonzo (3b) 1 for 4, .341 (game 1)
Ruben Gotay (ss) 0 for 1, run, RBI, BB, .200 (game 1)
Edgardo Alfonzo (dh) 1 for 2, BB, .343 (game 2)
Ivan Maldonado IP, 3.93 era, SV (14) (game 2)
Anderson Hernandez (ss) 0 for 3, 2 Ks, .170
Raul Reyes (lf) 2 for 3, run, K, .500

Sunday, December 23, 2007

12/22 Winter Leagues Report!

Anderson Hernandez (ss) 0 for 5, 2 Ks, .174
Adam Bostick 5.1 IP, 4 H, R, BB, 5 Ks, 2.77 era
German Marte IP, H, K, 0.00 era

Saturday, December 22, 2007

12/21 Winter League Report!

Anderson Hernandez (2b) 0 for 4, K, .183
Jorge Sosa IP, H, K, 0.00 era

Friday, December 21, 2007

The Second Annual MPH System Audit

No timetable yet for it's release, but we've been working on it for the past couple of months. Included within will be updated scouting reports (the ones we have access to, anyway), updates stats for 2007, and maybe a Draft Top 10. All in addition to the same in depth analysis we did on the first edition of this update.

Here is a link to Part I from last year, so you can know what to expect.

12/20 Winter Leagues Report!

Carlos Gomez (dh) 0 for 1, run, .262, SB (10)
Edgardo Alfonzo (3b) 1 for 3, .331
Ruben Gotay (ss) 0 for 1, K, .182
Jesus Gamero (rf) 1 for 3, .240

Thursday, December 20, 2007

12/19 Winter Leagues Report! Gomez?

Carlos Gomez (dh) 2 for 4, 2 runs, K, .264, SB (9), CS (6) - I believe that's 6 straight games with a CS - not sure what's going on there.
Anderson Hernandez (ss) 0 for 3, BB, K, .190
Jose A Reyes (c) 0 for 4, .217

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

12/18 Winter Leagues Report! Gomez (kinda)!

Jorge Sosa IP, 2 Ks, 0.00 era
Matias Carrillo IP, 2 BBs, 5.00 era
Carlos Gomez (rf) 2 for 5, run, 2b (4), RBI (6), BB, K, .255, CS (5)

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

12/17 Winter Leagues Report!

Carlos Gomez (rf) 1 for 4, run, .247, SB (8), CS (4)
Jose A Reyes (C) 1 for 3, BB, .278
Adam Bostick 3.2 IP, 3 H, 5 R, 4 ER, 2 BBs, K, HR, 4.70 era, L (0-1)

Monday, December 17, 2007

12/16 Winter Leagues Thread

Carlos Gomez 2 for 4, run, K, CS
Fonzie 1 for 4, 2b
Jose Sanchez 4 IP, 5 H, 2 ER
Steve Schmoll 2 IP, H
Ivan Maldonado 1.1 IP, 3 H, 4 ER, BB, L

Blame for not having boxscores updated if you miss the ERAs, BAs, etc...

Sunday, December 16, 2007

12/15 Winter Leagues Report...

Carlos Gomez (rf) 0 for 3, .236, CS (2)

Saturday, December 15, 2007

12/14 Winter Leagues Report!

Duran Duran - Come Undone - really good song. ;)

Carlos Gomez (rf) 1 for 2, BB, .244, SB (7)

He's gone 5/2 in terms of BB/K his 10 games.

Thursday, December 13, 2007

12/12 Winter Leagues Report! Collazo!

Willie Collazo 6.1 IP, 6 H, BB, 5 Ks, 3.46 era, W (2-2)
Ruben Gotay (ss) 1 for 3, BB, K, .197
Edgardo Alfonzo (3b) 0 for 3, K, .345
Ivan Maldonado 0.1 IP, 2 H, 2 R, ER, BB, 2.16 era, L (0-2)
Steve Schmoll 0.2 IP, 2 Ks, 0.00 era

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

12/11 Winter Leagues Report!

Ruben Gotay (ss) 0 for 5, K, .190
Edgardo Alfonzo (3b) 1 for 4, .353
Ivan Maldonado IP, H, K, 1.65 era, SV (13)

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

12/10 Winter Leagues Report

Edgardo Alfonzo (3b) 1 for 5, run, RBI, 2 Ks, .356
Ruben Gotay (ss) 1 for 3, run, .208
Ivan Maldonado IP, H, 1.76 era, SV (12)

Endy Chavez was not in the lineup for Magallanes

Monday, December 10, 2007

Endy Chavez left yesterday's game with discomfort...

I ran the article through Google translator, which is always worth some amusement:

Andrus, who came in the first inning to replace Endy Chavez due to some discomfort, connected his third home run of the season and towed four rayitas.

From further down that article:

Endy Chavez was injured in the very first episode in a move treads and third runs at the plate. The gardener suffered a pulled in corva right and the left ankle sprain. Today, Monday, will be considered by Flavio Abathamateo, medical equipment, to know the extent of injury.


Edit: And he's not in tonight's lineup for Magallanes.

12/9 Winter Leagues Report!

Endy Chavez (cf) 1 for 1, run, .476
Jesus Gamero (lf, rf) 1 for 5, run, 2b, BB, K, .227
Edgardo Alfonzo (3b) 1 for 3, run, 2 RBI, K, 362
Ruben Gotay (ph, ss) 1 for 1, BB, .200

Sunday, December 09, 2007

It's a little early, but the Mets 2008 Draft Picks are...

18. From Atlanta for Tom Glavine
22. Mets 1st round pick
33. Sandwich 1st rounder - for Type A FA Tom Glavine

From what I've read, the sandwich round should be around 21 picks, meaning that the Mets next pick should be 22nd from 52 (2nd round - 74). I could be wrong, however.

12/8 Winter Leagues Report!

Endy Chavez (cf) 0 for 4, K, .450
Edgardo Alfonzo (dh) 1 for 4, 2b, K, .363
Jesus Gamero (lf) 0 for 2, .235
Bill "Blast from the Past" Pulsipher 6 IP, 4 H, 4 Ks, 3.00 era, W (2-0)

Saturday, December 08, 2007

12/7 Winter Leagues Report! Gomez is back!

Carlos Gomez (rf) 0 for 3, BB, .238
Jose A Reyes (dh) 0 for 4, K, .214
Endy Chavez (cf) 2 for 4, 3b, 2 RBIx
Edgardo Alfonzo (3b) 1 for 4, K
Ruben Gotay (2b) 0 for 2, run, BB
Ivan Maldonado IP, K

Friday, December 07, 2007

12/6 Winter Leagues Report! Not quiet!

Jose A Reyes (DH) 1 for 4, RBI, .300
Adam Bostick 4 IP, H, 3 BBs, K, 0.00 era
Willie Collazo 5 IP, 8 H, ER, 2 BBs, 2 Ks, 4.13 era, W (1-2)
Endy Chavez (cf) 2 for 4, .583
Edgardo Alfonzo (3b) 0 for 2, BB, .371
Ruben Gotay (ph) 0 for 1, K, .191
Jorge Sosa IP, BB, K, 0.00 era
Matias Carrillo IP, H, 3 Ks, 5.87 era


Deolis Guerra IP, 3 H, 2 ER, 2 Ks, 18 era
Wilmer Flores (dh) 2 for 5, run, 2b, K, .264

Thursday, December 06, 2007

12/5 Winter Leagues Report

Endy Chavez (cf) 2 for 4, run, .625
Edgardo Alfonzo (3b) 2 for 4, 2 RBI, .377
Ivan Maldonado IP, H, 2.02 era, SV (11)

Wednesday, December 05, 2007

Fireworks Night 2000 to be on SNY

12/12 @ 7pm

One of the greatest regular season Met games in the last decade. You will not be disappointed.

12/4 "Winter Leagues" Report


Anderson Hernandez (2b) 0 for 4, K, .196

Sunday, December 02, 2007

12/1 Winter Leagues Report!

Endy Chavez (cf) 3 for 4, run, BB, .750
Edgardo Alfonzo (dh) 2 for 4, 2b, .355
Ruben Gotay (2b) 0 for 2, .190
Ivan Maldonado IP, 2 H, ER, 2 Ks, 2.08 era, SV (11)

Saturday, December 01, 2007

My take on the Milledge trade

Ok I know Tejesh, and many other Mets fans were infuriated by this trade, I mean come on, look at it, our "budding all star home grown outfielder" (/end sarcasm) for two scrubs from the Nationals. I loved Milledge as much as the next fan, but to be 100% honest, chances are he wasn't going to be an All Star any time soon. 5 tools? Maybe so, but most of the 5 tools are mediocre at best. While I think he will be able to hit for good average, the ceiling on his power and overall defense or speed doesn't have All-Star written anywhere on it. Lets face it, Milledge was going to be a homegrown, young, cheap, decent outfielder. Nothing wrong with that, but to say this rivals the KAZMIR trade, in which we traded a stud ACE left handed pitcher is disgustingly off base. That brings me to my next point in relation to the Kazmir trade. Zambrano, while a decent pitcher when we acquired him with a bit of upside, had 1 solid season for us. After that? Nothing. We traded 15 years of an ACE lefty pitcher for 1 year of a 4.2 era #4 pitcher. Milledge was traded for a top 3 defensive catcher in the game(who is still only 31), who also handles pitching staffs really well and should make a huge impact right away on our younger pitchers, and an OF'er who was once as highly regarded as Milledge, but might be somewhat of a late bloomer. Church was far from bad last year, he showed good power(43 2b and 15 hr in 470 ab in the worst park for hitters in the league, not to mention on a non contending team with hardly any protection in the lineup) and has had a consistent .275+ avg the last 2 years.
Neither Schneider nor Church are garbage players, to say that is ignorant. Both, IMO, are upgrades to this team for the 2008 season. Is it just me, or am I the only one who thinks Church has a chance to be another one of those hidden gems Omar grabs, ala Maine, who breaks out next season for some ridiculously unexpected(around here) .290+, 30 hr, 35 2b, 100 rbi, season? Sure hes 29, but look at Carlos Pena! Another late blooming left handed hitter who just recently got a chance at 600+ ab in his prime, and look what he did. I'm not saying Church will put up the ridiculous numbers Pena put up, but who is to say he won't outperform an essentially rookie 22 year old outfielder who hasn't really put up any stats worth getting worked up over? I am willing to bet that Church outperforms Milledge in 2008, AND the 2009 season, at least. If you can figure out a fair measure of performance(whether it be OPS, SLG, combination of Average, power, production, whatever), I'll make a friendly bet with you.

The trade isn't fantastic, its not a slam dunk for an Ace we were looking for, and I don't think is was necessary, but whats done is done. It happened, and theres nothing we can do about it besides root for our 2 newest players, and talk about what they will do to help this team win a world series next season. We upgraded 2 positions in one fell swoop. We gave up a guy who's ceiling isn't nearly as high as the 2 other OF'ers we have in our system, and got back someone who becomes my breakout candidate for 08, as well as a catcher who won't get run on everytime someone is on base and will be able to improve this pitching staff tremendously while working with some of our younger "throwers".

On a side note, I would like to see us sign an OF'er who can hit lefties very well to give Church a day off against a tough lefty, Shannon Stewarts name has been tossed around, and I wouldn't be against that. Also, one final thought. Who says Church won't be coveted by one of the teams we are trying to acquire a pitcher from? He seems like a Billy Beane type of player, and maybe the Orioles would have rather wanted him instead of Milledge as well. Church isn't worthless, and is still 4 years away from free agency, and he can play all 3 outfield positions.

11/30 Winter Leagues Report!

Anderson Hernandez (ss) 0 for 4, 3 Ks, .204
Ruben Gotay (2b) 2 for 5, BB, K