Tag: jacob deGrom

Jun 29

Steven Matz Best Mets Hitter Ever

It’s easy to fall into the trap of looking at a list of the top prospects such as Keith Law’s (Insider only) on ESPN or Baseball America’s, and see those players as proven commodities. This year it’s been especially easy when you consider that Law’s top four are Kris Bryant, Byron Buxton, Carlos Correa, and …

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Jun 26

Can Jacob deGrom Start Every Game?

I’m now at the point that when Jacob deGrom starts (or any Mets starter for that matter) I don’t worry if the Mets will score or not. I don’t even particularly enjoy watching the team bat. I’d rather just watch them pitch, enjoying the 15 or so pitches that it normally takes for deGrom to …

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Jun 15

Dillon Gee Had a Bad Time

Since 2010, the Mets starting pitching has been better than you might think for a team that hasn’t finished above .500 once in that time and has a cumulative record of 416-457, including the current season. In terms of fWAR, the Mets rank sixth in the NL since the beginning of 2010 and the team’s …

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Jun 08

deGrom and My Favorite Pitch: the Change

Sometimes I think that Ron Darling is the better looking, more talented, much smarter version of me. He sits in the SNY booth with Gary Cohen and Keith Hernandez, drops a little knowledge on us fools watching the game, and then he leaves in a stretch limousine with tinted windows still seething from the latest …

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May 27

Mets and the 6th Man

If it means I get to see Noah Syndergaard pitch more, rather than return to Las Vegas, the Mets could add Steven Matz, Rafael Montero, Rainy Lara, and Seth Lugo to the rotation all the while employing the first 10-man rotation in Major League history (to my knowledge anyway) while using Vic Black as the …

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May 22

Jacob deGrom: the One-Hit Oneder

The last time the Mets won a series outright against a team with a record above .500 was the three game sweep of Atlanta to cap their 11-game winning streak.  Since matching the best start in franchise history at 13-3, the Mets have gone 10-15 while being outscored 80 to 95.  My math isn’t necessarily …

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May 07

Notes: Mets, Jacob deGrom, and Pitching

Just some notes on last night’s game and pitching in general: Jacob deGrom allowed one earned run in seven innings last night. He also struck out nine. The nine strikeouts were his most this season, topping his previous season best of eight against Miami on April 18, and the most he’s thrown since he struck …

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Apr 19

deGrom Scoreless Streak Reaches 18 1/3

As far as all-time great drafts, I don’t know how 2010 ranks in Mets’ lore. I have neither spent the time to analyze every draft (future project) nor tried to total up the earned bWAR/fWAR for each draft. It’s also far too early to even legitimately pose the question, but since I’m using the question …

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Aug 02

Jacob deGrom: Underestimated to NL Player of the Week

Jacob deGrom isn’t supposed to be starting. Not at the Major League level. Not according to Baseball Prospectus. deGrom wasn’t included in the Prospectus’ listing of Mets’ top talents 25 or younger, and Jason Parks had this to say: “Sources aren’t sold that he’s a viable major-league starter, but he could find a home in …

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