It sounds like the Mets won’t be adding Stephen Drew to hold down the shortstop position next season. Sandy Alderson also noted that Ruben Tejada could be the Mets’ shortstop when the season starts in 2014. Mets’ Twitter broke out into a panic when this news broke at around 6:15pm on the first night of Winter Meetings. I’m a bit of a throwback. There are certain positions on the diamond that I feel should be […]
Juan Lagares told followers via Twitter that he is flying to New York to have his knee looked at by team doctors. No word yet as to how he incurred the injury or it’s severity, but Lagares says “he’s putting it all in God’s hands.” He followed up with a tweet that reads, “Everything is good my people.” The defensively talented centerfielder has been tearing it up in the DWL for Las Aguilas and is hitting .342 with a […]
Howard Johnson doesn’t buy into the cautious, passive hitting approached espoused by the Met organization. Johnson, the new hitting coach of Seattle’s Mariners and the former third baseman on the last World Series champions of the Mets, talked with the New York Daily New’s John Harper for a piece published in Wednesday’s edition. Ike Davis was the topic of conversation that brought Harper and HoJo together. Reacting to rampant speculation that the Mets will be […]
Call me crazy, but I’d like to see Josh Satin hitting cleanup. I think he can hit and be very productive on the Major League level. Yes, he took several years to make it to the majors, but let’s also not forget that his path to the bigs was blocked by David Wright at third base and Ike Davis at first base. He is most certainly not a prototypical cleanup hitter and no one will […]
This is a strange post. It has nothing to do with the Mets directly or indirectly, but it does go to the heart of what we talk about a lot regarding the Mets’ hitting approach. Let me start by sharing something Reds GM Walt Jocketty said regarding perennial MVP Joey Votto, who he believes walks too much. Dennis Janson of WCPO Cincinnati asked Jocketty if the new Reds manager is up to the task of […]
I loved hearing what Sandy Alderson had to say about center fielder Juan Lagares yesterday during his interview on WFAN with Mike Francesa. Only one day earlier, I was having a back and forth on twitter with one of my followers who was very concerned that Lagares had just one walk in Winter Ball. I tried explaining that what was more important was that he was hitting, working the counts and most importantly – making […]
I came across this on MLBTR this morning: The Mets are looking for players to buy into their offensive philosophy, and that means finding guys with discipline at the plate, writes Andy Martino of the New York Daily News. That might help to explain why the free-swinging Daniel Murphy has found himself on the pages of MLBTR over the last week or so. I headed over to Martino’s post after reading that, and immediately knew I was in store for […]
Allan Dykstra is playing winter ball in Venezuela with the Magallanes Navigators and is tearing up the league batting .412/.512/.559 in his first 12 games of the season. He is currently on a seven-game hitting streak and has hit safely in all but one of his 12 games with two doubles and a home run. Fresh off winning the 2013 Sterling Player of the Year award, when he hit .274/.436/.503 with 21 HR’s and 82 RBI’s […]
The Mets are “kicking around” the idea of adding an assistant hitting coach, saying Mike Puma of the New York Post via Twitter. Puma indicates however that nothing is imminent. The Mets have “kicked around” the idea of adding an assistant hitting coach, according to a source, but nothing is imminent. — Mike Puma (@NYPost_Mets) November 13, 2013 New York’s current hitting coach, Dave Hudgens, was brought back by the Mets along with the entire 2013 […]
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