Tag: hitting

Last Year’s Demotion Was A Wake Up Call For Travis d’Arnaud

An article by posted on February 25, 2015 0 Comments
Last Year’s Demotion Was A Wake Up Call For Travis d’Arnaud

Travis d’Arnaud recently discussed his up-and-down 2014 season with Bill Madden of the Daily News. The 26-year old catcher talked about his demotion to the minors and the adjustments he made after being called back up to the majors. “It was a wake-up call,” d’Arnaud said. “It definitely humbled me. It taught me that nothing […]

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PSL Notes: Flores vs. Tejada, Matz and Harvey Impress, Good Vibrations

An article by posted on February 22, 2015 0 Comments
PSL Notes: Flores vs. Tejada, Matz and Harvey Impress, Good Vibrations

According to Mike Puma of the New York Post, Terry Collins refused to say that Wilmer Flores is his starting shortstop and told reporters that he has challenged Ruben Tejada to win the job. Collins said that as far as he’s concerned, shortstop is a wide open competition this Spring. “I’m going go to give […]

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Long Unlocks Key To Brandon Nimmo’s Power

An article by posted on February 12, 2015 0 Comments
Long Unlocks Key To Brandon Nimmo’s Power

While Brandon Nimmo has not hit for a lot of power as of yet, that could be about to change. Advice from hitting coach Kevin Long could be the key that unleashes Nimmo’s power potential. Nimmo explains the adjustments he has made at the plate from working with Long in an article by Kevin Kernan […]

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Mets Batting Order Preview

An article by posted on February 12, 2015 0 Comments
Mets Batting Order Preview

Spring training is for a lot of things, but I thought I’d save Terry Collins time and suggest a batting order for him. Several slots will automatically fall into place, but where Collins will do his most head scratching will be over the leadoff position. 1. Juan Lagares, CF: He has the speed and at […]

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Kevin Long Discusses Hitting Approach and Philosophy

An article by posted on January 18, 2015 0 Comments
Kevin Long Discusses Hitting Approach and Philosophy

This off-season, the Mets hired former Yankees hitting coach Kevin Long to help alleviate some of the Mets woes on offense. In an article by John Harper of the NY Daily News, Long shared his thoughts about the Mets approach and he believes there are misconceptions about it. “I think they’ve had to try to […]

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MMO Exclusive: Mets Prospect Kyle Johnson Looks Back on Championship Season

An article by posted on December 20, 2014 0 Comments
MMO Exclusive: Mets Prospect Kyle Johnson Looks Back on Championship Season

Outfielder Kyle Johnson was a key part of the Binghamton Mets run to win the 2014 Eastern League Championship. Kyle played in 103 games and hit .259/.344/.384 with 25 doubles, 4 triples, and 4 home runs. He also stole 12 bases and had 14 outfield assists while playing all three outfield positions. Kyle was drafted […]

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Mets Could Lose Multiple Players Including Logan Verrett In Rule 5 Draft

An article by posted on December 10, 2014 0 Comments
Mets Could Lose Multiple Players Including Logan Verrett In Rule 5 Draft

Sandy Alderson told reporters that he expects to lose multiple players in the Rule 5 Draft, particularly during the minor league portion. Joel Sherman adds that the Mets are expected to lose RHP Logan Verrett during the MLB portion of the draft. Verrett, 24, went 11-5 with a 4.33 ERA and 1.370 WHIP for Triple-A Las […]

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The Leadoff Problem Persists For The Mets

An article by posted on December 4, 2014 0 Comments
The Leadoff Problem Persists For The Mets

The next Lenny Dykstra? Not quite… Question: What do Andres Torres, Collin Cowgill and Eric Young Jr. all have in common? Answer: Aside from all three having been released by the Mets, they each opened the season as the Mets official leadoff hitter in the last three years. It’s going on four years since Jose […]

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Granderson Won’t Change Approach, Expects Better Numbers Next Season

An article by posted on November 26, 2014 0 Comments
Granderson Won’t Change Approach, Expects Better Numbers Next Season

Responding to team reports that he could have hit nine more home runs last season with these new Citi Field dimensions, Curtis Granderson said he isn’t interested in playing “the would’ve, could’ve game.” The Mets right fielder told Anthony McCarron of the Daily News that he doesn’t intend to change his approach. “There’ll be no […]

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Pitching Or Hitting? Assigning Post-Steroid Era Value

An article by posted on November 21, 2014 0 Comments
Pitching Or Hitting? Assigning Post-Steroid Era Value

There’s been a lot of talk these days about value. Many Mets fans wonder whether stockpiling valuable pitching assets will prove advantageous in an era when scarcity dictates that quality hitters possess the most value. Value metrics have become the go-to statistic among many fans in this discussion as they provide a practical tool for […]

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