Mets Game Notes let’s talk about Pete’s NET NEGATIVE WAR Gary

Dominic Smith is on an eight-game hitting streak, batting .429 (15-35) with four runs, five doubles, one homer, 12 RBI and a 1.102 OPS in that span…The streak is the second-longest of his career…Smith recorded an 10-game streak from August 12-25, 2020…Smith has 25 extra-base hits (17 doubles, eight homers) in 39 games this year…He is leading the majors with 17 doubles…Overall he is batting .333/.396/.637 with 20 runs, 17 doubles, eight homers, 38 RBI, 13 walks and a 1.033 OPS…He is fifth in the NL and tied for seventh in MLB in RBI, tied for fifth in the NL and tied for sixth in the majors in extra-base hits.

Pete Alonso | INF | .222, 11 HR, 26 RBI, 0 SB

Pete has a WAR of negative 0.3 meaning if we just imagined a random minor leaguer he would be better than Pete.  Maybe you guys should listen to me and trade him before the other GMs log onto baseball reference.   One might say he’s a…..wait for it….


He’s worse than an imaginary guy Gary.

Pete has struck out 51 times in 194 Plate Appearances.

His OPS, which is a thing millennials like, is .768 but sometimes he homers just enough to distract everyone. Wins Above Replacement or Wins Above Replacement Player, commonly abbreviated to WAR is a non-standardized sabermetric baseball statistic developed to sum up “a player’s total contributions to his team”

He contributes at a NEGATIVE RATE Gary.   Two words for you.


Pete also ranks second in the majors with 68 plate appearances with runners in scoring position…Leads MLB with 96 men left on base.  Ninety Six.  That’s a lot.  Imagine what the Mets record might be had some of those men scored.

Anyway, my favorite Met is not Dom Smith, it is tonight’s starter Rick Porcello who went to Seton Hall Preparatory School in West Orange, NJ, 21 miles away from Citi Field…Grew up rooting for the Mets…Was born in Morristown, NJ and resides there in the offseason.  Rick gave $1M to the school which provided them with some snazzy fields.  Gotta love someone who remembers where he came from.  Go get them Rick.

Trade High(ish)….do it….while we still can.

ike david #fixtheike