Wednesday, April 7, 2021

Newsletter Excerpt, April 7, 2021 -- "The Disciplined Mets"

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"The Darryl Strawberry teams had the best offenses in Mets history, with only the peak of the Mike Piazza Mets, a team built heavily on outside acquisitions, challenging that group’s dominance. (Rickey Henderson had a .423 OBP, 37 steals, and 89 runs scored for that team at age 40. I miss Rickey.) The Conforto/Nimmo Mets are pushing to join that group, and I think come the end of 2021, the 2019-21 Mets will be right there with the 1986-1990 ones as far as the best lineups this team has ever had."
 
 

Monday, April 5, 2021

Newsletter Excerpt, April 5, 2021 -- "Sunday Night (Lots of) Baseball"

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"Ohtani’s skills have rarely been in question. He can be a #1 starter, and he can be an MVP candidate as a position player. His desire to do both and the Angels’ indulgence of that desire have been questioned, perhaps most prominently in this space. We didn’t get answers to those questions last night. Those questions can only be answered over six months, as Ohtani faces travel and rest challenges he didn’t confront in NPB."

 

Thursday, April 1, 2021

Newsletter Excerpt, April 1, 2021 -- "Season Preview 2021: Teams #5 - #1"

This is a preview of the Joe Sheehan Baseball Newsletter, an e-mail newsletter about all things baseball, featuring analysis and opinion about the game on and off the field from the perspective of the informed outsider. Joe Sheehan is a founding member of Baseball Prospectus and a contributor to Sports Illustrated and Baseball America. He has been writing about baseball for nearly 25 years.

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"So the Yankees get dinged, and slotted into the wild card, because you cannot expect their best players to stay on the field or on the mound. Thinking again about ranges, though, the Yankees have a high floor; they have had a high floor for nearly 30 years, finishing above .500 for 29 consecutive seasons and making the playoffs in 22 of those. They also have a high ceiling, potentially winning 102-104 games if they max out the playing time of Aaron Judge, of Giancarlo Stanton, of LeMahieu and Gleyber Torres."