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Where are the Mets headed?

I initially started to reply to a comment from metsgiants3380 on my previous FanPost, but as it started getting a bit wordy and excessive, I decided it had enough to become its own FanPost. In...

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Celebrate the 1986 Mets Championship

In 1986, the New York Mets made the Big Apple turn all of their attention to Shea Stadium through their sheer talent, fun-loving attitude and swagger. This rare combination catapulted them to a World Series Championship and allowed them to "Make the Dream Work".

Day After Thanksgiving 40-Man WAR

How many wins would the Mets have if Opening Day were tomorrow?

WAR Not All It's Cracked Up To Be?

"When we stubbornly suggest that 0.5 WAR means anything, we are grossly exaggerating the statistic’s accuracy, even according to its creators. It remains true that any reasoned discussion of an individual’s contributions still requires analysis of the various components that go into WAR, as well as several that don’t, and, as such, subjectivity reigns." Perhaps to our collective dismay, this article at the Sweet Spot's Yankee blog, It's About the Money, makes a couple of interesting points regarding the weaknesses of this would-be Holy Grail of statistics.

Ultimate Base Running (UBR)

FanGraphs is now adding UBR as part of its WAR. It is under the "Bsr" stat column. This is retroactive from the 2002 season to the present, so fWAR has been recalculated. Some players, like Angel Pagan, really benefited from this. his 2010 fWAR was 4.9, but now it is 5.4.

February WAR Projection

How many games will the Mets win this year?

WAR on Sportscenter

Sportscenter just used WAR to compare Tulowitzki to Hanley and Jeter. I think this is kind of a big deal.

Food Coma 40-Man WAR

As currently constructed, how many games will the 2011 Mets win?

Mets Starting Lineup WAR Per 700 Plate Appearances

A graphical representation of the WAR/700 of the Mets starting lineup.

Advanced Statistics Primers -- Updated

Advanced statistics primers

Birthday WAR

Find out the player with the most WAR born on your birthday. Mine is Jack Stivetts who was born in 1868. Jack threw 440 innings and 40 complete games for the 1891 St. Louis Browns. (Via BBTF)

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