SNY analyst Bobby Ojeda came down HARD on the Mets new philosophy at the plate with regard to heir approach at the plate during tonight’s Mets pre-game show.
For those that missed it, Ojeda ripped into what he called “this business of taking so many pitches” that the organization has forced the players to adopt.
It started like this after Carlin shifted the conversation to the struggling Mets offense:
Chris Carlin: Are we starting to see some trends that should have the Mets concerned right now?
Bobby O: Absolutely and part of the problem is taking strikes they’ve been taking strikes all season and they continue to take strikes and that is what leads to these numbers.
Ojeda followed up with:
“They lead the league in categories that, ironically, don’t generate runs. Walks score by default and they got lucky last time they were home due to a couple of bullpen implosions.”
“The reality is if you’re taking that first pitch strike, if you’re taking that called 3rd strike, if you’re taking so many strikes… It affects your situational hitting and you’re not getting good pitches to hit.”
...Great job and I bet Sandy Alderson can’t be too happy hearing that. Like I said before – these people like Alderson think they’re smarter than the game and the game of baseball is going to come back and bite them in the you know what.
Just PLAY THE GAME and SWING THE DAMNED BATS and let’s drive in some runs!