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Steven Matz and Noah Syndergaard Have Been The Best 1-2 Punch in Baseball

We are almost two months into the season and, as always, people have begun taking a look at the statistics and leaderboards. As such, several writers have taken a crack at announcing who they think is the “Best 1-2 Combo” or “Best 1-2 Punch” at the top of rotations around the major leagues.

I have seen many worthy candidates suggested for that title:

  • Nationals: Max Scherzer – Steven Strasburg
  • Giants: Johnny Cueto – Madison Bumgarner
  • White Sox: Chris Sale – Jose Quintana
  • Dodgers: Clayon Kershaw – Anybody (in this case, Kenta Maeda)
  • Cubs: Jake Arrieta – Anybody (in this case, Jason Hammel)

But despite all of the articles and debate, there is one notable combo that I’ve noticed has been left out of the discussion:

  • Mets: Noah Syndergaard – Steven Matz
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Good Fundies Podcast: Episode 7, May 18, 2016

Hello podcast fans! In what is surely the best episode yet, Roger and Brian discuss the following topics. Click here to subscribe on iTunes!

-The Double-A Binghamton Mets considering changing their nickname to, among other monikers, the Stud Muffins; Roger explains why it’s the perfect choice.

– Was the Citi Field reception to Daniel Murphy’s return what we expected? And do we regret swapping out Ol’ Murph for Neil Walker yet?

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You Shouldn’t Be Concerned about Jacob deGrom

We published an article two days ago with all of our reasons why we are concerned about Matt Harvey. Diminished velocity overall, a drop-off of velocity within each start, and a bad zone profile for the later innings (lower strike percentage and more strikes up in the zone) have all conspired to get Harvey into some serious trouble once he reached 75+ pitches.

I have no such concerns with Jacob deGrom. Here’s why.

Good Fundies Podcast, Episode 5: May 5, 2016

Hello, Mets fans!

For those of you who are not aware (read: most of you), my good friend Roger and I have been doing a once-a-week podcast about the New York Mets. There are a few podcasts out there already on the topic — some good, some bad — but we hope that you give ours a listen.

I could say more, but for now, I’ll let the description of the podcast speak for itself. Also, please subscribe through your podcast app on iTunes, so that you never miss an episode! (link here).