Author: Josh Chapdelaine

Josh Chapdelaine started Around Citi in Oct. 2010 as a high school senior looking to venture into new media. The original inception of the site ran through March 2011 before Chapdelaine looked to outside endeavors. He returned to his Around Citi roots in Jan. 2013.
BBP: Prevention & Recovery has failed the New York Mets

BBP: Prevention & Recovery has failed the New York Mets

Metstradamus Blog’s John Coppinger and I look at the New York Mets’ recent history of failure to live up to its 2010 slogan of “Prevention and Recovery,” if the Mets’ luck since 2015 has been planned or in spite of the organization, and what comes next for the team on a special edition of The Burgerball …

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BBP: Roasrio, Wright & Reyes, Syndergaard, and Wieters’ impact on the Nats

BBP: Roasrio, Wright & Reyes, Syndergaard, and Wieters’ impact on the Nats

Metstradamus Blog’s John Coppinger and Josh Chapdelaine return on the doorstep of the Grapefruit League’s debut to discuss: How Amed Roasrio’s rise and hype make him an asset to the New York Mets. When will the organization’s top prospect debut? In what role will he initially serve? The historical importance of David Wright and Jose …

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BBP: Wheeler’s return, Céspedes’ focus, Johnson & Pagan

BBP: Wheeler’s return, Céspedes’ focus, Johnson & Pagan

The Burgerball Podcast returns two days before pitchers and catchers report to Port Saint Lucie. Metstradamus Blog’s John Coppinger and I disucss Zack Wheeler’s return to the New York Mets and what his ideal role is. How frequently the, “Fearsome Fivesome” will complete turns in the rotation Did Sandy Alderson strategically shift his bullpen? The …

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Mets sign LH relief pitcher; Blevins and Romo still available

Mets sign LH relief pitcher; Blevins and Romo still available

The New York Mets and left-handed relief pitcher Tom Gorzelanny have agreed to terms on a minor league contract, according to Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports. Gorzelanny, 34, allowed seven runs in three innings for the Cleveland Indians in 2016. He has limited left-handed batters to a .302 on-base percentage over 12 major league seasons. …

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BBP: Bruce, Conforto, and the revamped 2018 Mets

BBP: Bruce, Conforto, and the revamped 2018 Mets

Metstradamus Blog’s John Coppinger and I discuss Sandy Alderson’s decision to appoint Jay Bruce as the team’s Opening Day right fielder, its implications for this season , and what it means for Michael Conforto. With so many position players eligible to depart the organization following the 2017 season, what will the 2018 team look like? …

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Projected 2017 Mets starting rotation and statistics

Projected 2017 Mets starting rotation and statistics

The Mets welcome back Matt Harvey, Jacob deGrom and Steven Matz from season-ending injuries in 2016. The loss of veteran Bartolo Colon will see rookies Seth Lugo and Robert Gsellman receive opportunities to start while Zack Wheeler battles to pitch for the first time since 2014. Projections courtesy of Steamer via Fangraphs. RHP Noah Syndergaard …

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Projected 2017 New York Mets starting lineup and statistics

Projected 2017 New York Mets starting lineup and statistics

The New York Mets re-signed outfielder Yoenis Cespedes and second baseman Neil Walker this winter as it looks to clinch its third consecutive postseason berth for the first time in franchise history.  Projection courtesy of Steamer. 1. RF Curtis Granderson Games: 131 Batting average: .236 On-base percentage: .335 Slugging percentage: .424 Home runs: 22 fWAR: 1.6 …

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