Collin McHugh On What Mets Want Him To Work On

An article by posted on October 8, 2011

Mets pitching prospect Collin McHugh, took some questions on his blog entitled “A Day Older, A Day Wiser” and just posted them. I liked this exchange in particular:

Do the Met’s coaches tell you specifically what they want you to work on or what you have to improve on or how much more you need to progress to make it to the next level? or do they keep you guessing to some extent or does your intuition tell you?

Lots of “OR’s” in that sentence. Let’s see if I can clear it up. To some extent, all of the above. Towards the end of the season the coaches told me that I would be coming out here AND I needed to simply keep getting guys out the way I had been doing AND show consistency AND that maybe I had a chance to pitch in Buffalo (AAA) or even in the bigs if I threw well AND it’s always a guessing game. Very rarely, if ever, do organizations tell you exactly what they’re planning for you or what they will do with you more than a few days in advance. It’s the nature of the business we’re in. Things change AND they don’t like to make promises AND my intuition tells me that isn’t going to change any time soon. You’re right, run-on sentences are fun!

I love his sarcasm and sense of humor which is evenly and cleverly dispersed throughout all of his responses.

McHugh also took some nice shots of minor and major league ballparks he’s visited this past season which you can see here:

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