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Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Report: Mets moving in fences at Citi Field again

This will be the second time the Mets have moved in the fences since the stadium opened in 2009. After the 2011 season, the Mets brought in the left field wall from 371 feet to 358 feet, right-center from 415 feet to 390 feet, and right field from 378 feet to 375 feet. While details of the upcoming changes aren’t yet known, they will be specific to the right field and right-center field fences.

I would hate the idea that my front office is spending time worrying about the dimensions of the field.

Robert in Manhattan Beach Posted: October 14, 2014 at 04:13 AM | 33 comment(s)
  Beats: mets being mets

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

MLB.com - DiComo: Mets considering changes to Citi Field’s dimensions

The team is in internal discussions to move in portions of the outfield wall in right- and right-center field, after three full seasons of Citi’s current dimensions. Though the Mets have internally calculated that such a move would have added seven home runs to Curtis Granderson’s total this year, general manager Sandy Alderson told reporters that, “it’s not about tailoring the ballpark to a particular player or a particular composition of team.”

Since Citi Field opened in 2009, the Mets have twice altered their ballpark’s dimensions. The first time, after the 2010 season, the team tweaked its center-field fence, lowering the home run line from 16 feet to eight feet. A year later, the Mets overhauled major sections of their outfield wall, shortening it to a uniform eight feet and moving the fence closer to home plate in left, right-center and right fields.

“We don’t know what the results are going to be,” manager Terry Collins said. “You don’t have a crystal ball. I do know since we play here more than anybody, it will help us because we’ve got guys who hit the ball in that area. But yes, it’s going to help the other team a little bit, too.”

Yes, this is what you should be concentrating on, Mets.

Lassus Posted: September 10, 2014 at 05:58 PM | 3 comment(s)
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