Here is something I really want all of you to debate on. Homerun-less gave me the idea for this blog when he made this comment:
The Mets NEED to go after Halliday and Hollidayand resign Delagodo and lower the fences!!!!!!!
Homerun-less had a lot to say. So click above to read the full comment.
So I’m going to make my argument.
I, as you all know, wholeheartedly disagree with lowering the fences. The Mets have already stated the walls are not going to be lowered. Smart move!
I want you to consider this for a minute:
Lowering the walls is not the solution. The team as a whole hit 49 home runs at Citi Field. They hit 46 on the road.
Looking at those numbers you are going to argue that the problem is the walls? No way! The team his three more homers at home than on the road.
The walls are not the problem. Power is.
Another thing: opposing hitters have hit 81 home runs at Citi Field. 81! If the Mets were to lower the walls, that number would double or even triple. Is this what you want? That’s what your proposal will do.
Lastly is high walls give your pitchers an advantage. While it is a mental advantage, it is an advantage. Let me explain.
High walls allow your pitchers to be more aggressive. The can tell the hitters, “Here’s my best pitch. I dare you to hit over the wall“. That is what you want.
By lowering the walls, you are forcing your pitchers to be more cautious and less aggressive resulting in, quite possibly, more mistakes.
Our boys need to get their butts in the gym this offseason. They need to develop some serious strength. Get in the batting cages. Get that swing going.
Call up HoJo and work with him. The players really need to get their swings down by next year. I was willing to let the home run thing go for this season. With a new ballpark, you have to get comfortable. Well you had a year. No excuses next year.
Your turn to debate it. Comment away. If you don’t want to comment, hit the poll.