Hodges14 asks… Exactly what does a hitting coach get judged by? How do you measure whether or not he’s doing an effective job? I would think it’s things like improving the team’s overall batting average and reducing strikeouts, so why is Dave Hudgens coming back? There’s a better case to be made for firing Hudgens than there ever was for firing Howard Johnson. I just don’t understand the front office’s fixation and obsession with this […]
The Arizona Fall League is starting up a hitting challenge this year for their participants — and it sounds like a lot of fun. Here’s the rundown from the official release: Hitters taking part in the event will receive two minutes to hit against live pitching and be rewarded for points between 100-500. Hitters also can earn points by hitting a wide array of targets on the field and their final swing will come off […]
There were a lot of statistics that added up to give the Mets their second straight 74-88 record in 2013. Here are some of the more notable, some good, some bad and some down right ugly. I am sure there are more and would love to hear your suggestions: 1: The number of fingers Terry Collins held up when the Mets walked off the field on the last day of the 2013 season. 2: Home games sold […]
This season was one for the ages for outfielder Cesar Puello. Not only did Puello excel, but he flat out dominated the Eastern League this year, proving that all 5 tools that touted him so high were there all along. The 22 year-old rightfielder hit .326 with 16 homers and 24 steals in 91 games. Because of that, he was ranked by MetsMinors.net as the Sixth Best Prospect in the system despite being suspended for 50 […]
Mets shortstop Amed Rosario was named the Appalachian League’s top prospect by Baseball America. Clint Longenecker also ranked righthanders Robert Whalen (#15) and Chris Flexen (#19) to round out his top twenty. BA writes that Rosario showed “star potential” in his debut season and said he is an exceptional athlete with above-average speed. “He could be a star,” a scout said. “He is 17 and can drive the ball to right-center field like a man. He has very […]
This week in Mets baseball: not too shabby! Barely scraping out a win with 4 runs in the 9th, the Mets avoided what would have been a sweep against San Francisco to start the week. Determined to end divisional play on a positive note, they promptly swept the Phillies in three games (thanks in part to the rain) to regain the slightest lead for third place. As the season dwindles down to its final days, […]
With Ruben Tejada lost for the season due to a broken leg, the Mets have promoted shortstop Wilfredo Tovar. According to today’s media notes, he is not in tonight’s starting lineup, but will be available off the bench to Terry Collins. I had the privilege of enjoying a summer of baseball watching Wilfredo Tovar play shortstop in Binghamton. The knock on Tovar is he’s a prototypical “good field – no stick” infielder. Good field simply doesn’t […]
Josh Satin singled home two runs in the ninth inning to lift the Mets to a 5-4 win. It was Satin’s first career walk-off hit and the Mets’ 10th walk-off win this season. Satin drove in a career-best three runs and finished with two hits and is now batting .300 (45-150) as a starter this season. “That’s one of the moments you kind of dream about, especially me, a guy that’s been in the minor leagues for most of […]
A recent Bleacher Report post listed the 2013 New York Met All-Prospect team. At shortstop, Bleacher Report tabbed Gavin Cecchini as this years Met shortstop of the future. Don’t get me wrong, this is not intended to be a knock on Cecchini. As a number one draft selection, Cecchini automatically gains recognition as a highly regarded Met prospect. Even so Bleacher Report’s selection of Cecchini and the statement saying the young Cecchini very well might […]
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