Tag: hitting

Juan Lagares Heading To New York (Knee)

An article by posted on December 5, 2013 0 Comments
Juan Lagares Heading To New York (Knee)

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 […]

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HoJo Says Ike Is Still A 30 Homer Guy

An article by posted on December 4, 2013 0 Comments
HoJo Says Ike Is Still A 30 Homer Guy

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 […]

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Josh Satin – Cleanup Hitter

An article by posted on December 2, 2013 12 Comments
Josh Satin – Cleanup Hitter

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 […]

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Reds GM Thinks Joey Votto Walks Too Much

An article by posted on November 19, 2013 0 Comments
Reds GM Thinks Joey Votto Walks Too Much

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 […]

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Alderson On Lagares: It’s Not About Drawing Walks, It’s About Getting Into Hitting Counts

An article by posted on November 17, 2013 0 Comments
Alderson On Lagares: It’s Not About Drawing Walks, It’s About Getting Into Hitting Counts

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 […]

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MMO Fair or Foul: Mets Need Fewer Sourpusses And More Players Who Buy Into Offensive Philosophy

An article by posted on November 16, 2013 0 Comments
MMO Fair or Foul: Mets Need Fewer Sourpusses And More Players Who Buy Into Offensive Philosophy

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 […]

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Allan Dykstra Is Tearing It Up In Venezuela Winter League

An article by posted on November 13, 2013 0 Comments
Allan Dykstra Is Tearing It Up In Venezuela Winter League

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 […]

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Puma: Mets Contemplating Adding Assistant Hitting Coach

An article by posted on November 13, 2013 0 Comments
Puma: Mets Contemplating Adding Assistant Hitting Coach

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 […]

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Lagares Is Tearing Up The DWL and Batting .400

An article by posted on November 12, 2013 0 Comments
Lagares Is Tearing Up The DWL and Batting .400

Juan Lagares is smoking the ball for Las Aguilas in the Dominican Winter League. Last night, Lagares extended his hitting streak to seven straight games going 2-for-4 to raise his batting average to an even .400 in 60 at-bats with 24 hits, seven runs scored, eight runs batted in and a .853 OPS. The Dominican native […]

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Mets Shouldn’t Overpay For Middling Talent

An article by posted on November 9, 2013 0 Comments
Mets Shouldn’t Overpay For Middling Talent

The Mets are at a crossroads right now, and we know what the giant elephant in the room is: Matt Harvey is out for the entirety of 2014. With that being the case, the Mets’ brass really needs to be smart this offseason. It begs the question: Do we go all-in right now or wait […]

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