Tag: hitting

AFL Update: Mazzilli Is Red Hot, Nimmo and Reynolds Get All Star Nods

An article by posted on October 30, 2014 0 Comments
AFL Update: Mazzilli Is Red Hot, Nimmo and Reynolds Get All Star Nods

Mets outfielder Brandon Nimmo and shortstop Matt Reynolds have been named Arizona Fall League All Stars and will represent the Mets in Saturday’s Fall-Stars Game, which will be televised at 8:00 PM on the MLB Network. Nimmo, 21, was the 13th overall pick of the 2011 Draft and he made great strides this year in […]

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Does Alex Rios For One Year Make Sense For Mets?

An article by posted on October 28, 2014 0 Comments
Does Alex Rios For One Year Make Sense For Mets?

This month, Tim Dierkes of MLB Trade Rumors profiled free-agent Alex Rios, concluding that the 11 year veteran would earn $8.5 million on a one year deal. As we’ve seen from Sandy Alderson, he always prefers short-term contracts to lengthy, multi-year deals. Rios will be on the market and could make a let of sense […]

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Royals and Giants Embrace Their Big Ballparks

An article by posted on October 27, 2014 0 Comments
Royals and Giants Embrace Their Big Ballparks

Joel Sherman of the New York Post says the Mets could learn a lot by watching how this season’s World Series combatants constructed their teams to excel and win within their spacious ballparks. Both the Giants and Royals play in parks that are not conducive to hitting home runs. The teams competing in the World […]

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Kevin Long, Front Office Might Not See Eye-To-Eye

An article by posted on October 24, 2014 0 Comments
Kevin Long, Front Office Might Not See Eye-To-Eye

Yesterday the Mets announced the hiring of Kevin Long as the new batting coach (or as they call it hitting instructor). This move makes sense for a number of reasons. On top of that list is the work he did with Curtis Granderson while they were both with the Yankees. You could argue that a […]

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Mets Announce Kevin Long As New Hitting Coach

An article by posted on October 23, 2014 0 Comments
Mets Announce Kevin Long As New Hitting Coach

The Mets have announced that Kevin Long will become the hitting coach for the Mets. In a statement released to the media, Sandy Alderson said the following: “Kevin’s experience, success and wealth of knowledge make him the perfect fit as our hitting instructor. This is a very positive step for the Mets. We welcome Kevin, […]

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Mets To Formally Interview Kevin Long On Wednesday

An article by posted on October 21, 2014 0 Comments
Mets To Formally Interview Kevin Long On Wednesday

According to Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe, the Mets will formally interview former Yankees hitting coach Kevin Long on Wednesday, for the vacant hitting coach position created when Lamar Johnson was relieved of his duties. Long was the hitting coach for the Yankees for seven seasons before being fired by Brian Cashman two weeks […]

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Hitting Coach Update: Yankees Tell Magadan He Didn’t Get The Job

An article by posted on October 20, 2014 0 Comments
Hitting Coach Update: Yankees Tell Magadan He Didn’t Get The Job

Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle, reports that Dave Magadan, who was a finalist for the Yankees’ hitting coach job, was informed he did not get the position and that the Yankees and are looking elsewhere. That makes Magadan the frontrunner for Oakland’s open hitting coach job, Slusser says, particularly with Chili Davis having […]

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MMO Mailbag: Adding A Big Power Bat This Offseason

An article by posted on October 19, 2014 0 Comments
MMO Mailbag: Adding A Big Power Bat This Offseason

Stephen H. asks… Joe, why are you always so against the Mets adding a big power hitter in the outfield? This team needs to score a lot more runs and a Matt Kemp,  Jose Bautista or a Nelson Cruz could be the one piece this team needs to get us into the postseason. Imagine if […]

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Astros Name Dave Hudgens New Hitting Coach

An article by posted on October 18, 2014 0 Comments
Astros Name Dave Hudgens New Hitting Coach

According to beat writer Brian McTaggart of MLB.com, the Houston Astros have hired Dave Hudgens as the team’s hitting coach. He joins Gary Pettis as third base coach, and Rich Dauer as first base coach as part of new manager A.J. Hinch’s coaching staff. Hudgens was fired as the Mets’ hitting coach in the middle of this […]

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MMO Mailbag: Will Mets Strikeout At Hitting Coach?

An article by posted on October 16, 2014 0 Comments
MMO Mailbag: Will Mets Strikeout At Hitting Coach?

Alex asks… Do you have a personal favorite for the next Mets hitting coach and who do you think they’ll ultimately go with? Joe D. replies… I don’t really have a favorite to be quite honest. I’ve shared my pros and cons on Bobby Abreu, Kevin Long and most recently Dave Magadan. But the fact […]

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