Originally posted on Mets Merized Online  |  Last updated 2/27/13
Good evening everyone… I just asked Mets general manager Sandy Alderson a question and a follow up during a conference call he conducted with media and bloggers this evening. I wanted to share my questions with you, and I will post his responses later tonight, once I am done transcribing what were some long and well presented responses which I thought were both revealing and very interesting as well. Hi Sandy, thanks for the opportunity… It’s been reported that Kirk Nieuwenhuis will be strongly considered as a leadoff candidate this season despite a 31% strikeout percentage, a low contact rate, and a poor batting eye. Assuming he could improve his contact and strikeout rates a little, his batting eye still is what it is, and he doesn’t fit the mold of an ideal leadoff man even if it’s only against right-handed pitching. What’s troubling is that Kirk was at his worst when he worked deeper into counts – I’m talking 3-2 and 3-1 counts. Are there some positives about Kirk that we don’t ...
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