Yesterday came across an article that talked about Brett Baty, his struggles and what they hoped to accomplish with him in the minors. The article featured quotes from Syracuse hitting coach Collin Hetzler, who said this: “Being selectively aggressive is good, but at the same time you don’t want that to turn into taking heaters [...]
For a guy that many didn’t have a very high opinion of this time last year, Billy Eppler had a very strong year in his first season as the Mets’ GM. But the following quote from Eppler about Francisco Alvarez makes me glad he’s the GM and not the manager. "As we're constituted right now, [...]
Awhile ago, there was a discussion on the blog about if MLB players could improve their defense. It seems safe to me to say that they can, only the overwhelming majority simply choose not to do that. Nimmo focused specifically on workouts targeted to make him a better center fielder. "We’ve worked a lot on [...]
Taijuan Walker was not pleased about his early removal from Friday's game against the Phillies. "There was no conversation. I didn’t get a chance to (lobby to stay in the game). They told me I was done after 88 pitches and I don’t make the call. That’s on them and it is what it is." [...]
“DeGrom’s got the best mechanics, I tell anybody, and a lot of it’s his body, how much of an athlete he is. A lot of it is also physical and what he was born with,” Stroman said. “I think deGrom has the best hip disassociation out of any pitcher or anybody in the league, and [...]
If you've been reading this blog for awhile, you know my feelings about Dusty Baker as a manager. Here's a snippet from 2019: IN PRAISE OF AN EX MANAGER – Dusty Baker is rarely thought of as one of the best managers in recent history but you’ll forgive me if that’s where he rates in [...]
Back in the day, it was hard to get mainstream reporters to say anything remotely bad about the owners. Mike Vaccaro doesn't let the players off but it's clear who he's giving the largest share of the blame. Of course, no one bears a greater burden of the shame than Rob Manfred, baseball’s loudest carnival [...]
What follows is a Twitter exchange about Noah Syndergaard not paying on a lease during the pandemic. This is a couple of days old but these days I see things when I see them. Hope the lack of timeliness doesn't detract from the overall message. Amidst a fundamentally uninteresting dispute over an apartment lease, the [...]
Friend of the site John Coppinger was among the many who weighed in on the Matt Adams signing yesterday. Here's what he said: The Mets made a curious “Friday news dump” depth signing, as they have added first baseman Matt Adams on a minor league deal. snip So they can stash Smith on the roster [...]
Really nice piece by Martino. And if you think Doug Melvin is uninspiring, it could have been our first base coach, instead.
I hear from Mets fans who think their farm system has been a problem, but the team's 2011-13 drafts have already produced 22 big leaguers plus a few other players they traded for major-league value, and the system still has a lot of potential in starters and up-the-middle position players. 1. David Peterson, LHP (ranked [...]
Hey, it only took seven years but someone is questioning the pitch calling and who's responsible.