Tag: hitting

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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Mets Hire Pat Roessler As Assistant Hitting Coach

An article by posted on November 20, 2014 0 Comments
Mets Hire Pat Roessler As Assistant Hitting Coach

The Mets have hired former Yankees director of player development Pat Roessler as their new assistant hitting coach. He had been with the Yankees franchise for nine seasons before being fired last month. Roessler, who has a strong relationship with new Mets hitting coach Kevin Long – who was also fired by the Yankees during the […]

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Mets Interviewed Pat Roessler For Assistant Hitting Coach Job

An article by posted on November 11, 2014 0 Comments
Mets Interviewed Pat Roessler For Assistant Hitting Coach Job

David Waldstein of the New York Times reports that the Mets have interviewed Pat Roessler for the vacant assisting hitting coach position.The former farm director of the New York Yankees, Roessler was recently let go along with Kevin Long who has since been hired as the Mets new hitting coach. Roessler has been coaching professionally […]

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Mets Have Michael Morse On Their Radar

An article by posted on November 6, 2014 0 Comments
Mets Have Michael Morse On Their Radar

Now that Michael Cuddyer has been crossed out from the Mets” list of potential free-agent targets, a new name has emerged according to Mike Puma of the New York Post. “Michael Morse is one such name who fits the Mets’ criteria, according to a person with knowledge of the club’s internal discussions.” Morse, 32, gave […]

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Alex Rios Dumps Agent, Hires Scott Boras

An article by posted on November 1, 2014 0 Comments
Alex Rios Dumps Agent, Hires Scott Boras

Updated November 1 Jon Heyman of CBS Sports reports that free agent outfielder Alex Rios has parted ways with the Kinzer Management Group.and has hired Scott Boras to be his new agent. The Rangers officially declined Rios’ team option before the switch as the 33-year old outfielder tests free agency for the first time in his […]

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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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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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