Sorry if I flu the coop in terms of blogging lately, and yes I do mean flu, since I've been bogged down by illness. Speaking of coop-flews, how funny is it that both Pat Burrell and John Smoltz bolt the NL East, but the Mets will see both of their new AL teams in 2009? As for this Tim Redding signing, a couple observations. * His career record does the likes of ex-Mets Pete Smith (47-71), Glendon Rusch (65-99), and Jay Hook (29-62) proud. I know that wins are considered a misleading stat, but would you want a pitcher on your team of whom you could say: 948 pitchers have had at least 80 decisions since the season after the end of World War II (1946). Tim Redding's .400 win percentage ranks 36th-worst. In other words, Tim Redding ranks among the bottom 4 percent of pitchers in that time. * Baseball-Reference.com can tell you who the most similar player is to another from a statistical perspective. At age 25, Redding's best statistical comp was Jason Isringhausen. At age
A blog devoted to cataloguing New York Mets walk-offs and other trivia. For those unaware of the definition of walk-off just replace the term with the words "game-ending" and you should have a much better understanding of the phrase.