Found April 16, 2013 on Mets Merized Online:
Mike Puma of the New York Post, reports that Terry Collins was yelled at five times a day by general manager Sandy Alderson regarding the team’s approach during Spring Training, according to a team source. Alderson insisted that the team had to show the kind of selectivity at the plate that has been a hallmark of the general manager’s career. As a result, the Mets are seeing 156.11 pitches per game in 2013, up from 145.82 in 2012, according to Puma. That increase is being attributed to the team shunning the offensive philosophy that saw them struggle in the second half of last season, or so they say. “It’s getting a good pitch to hit, and these guys are sorting through the pitches they are seeing to get something to hit,” Alderson explained to Puma. “That approach is what really made us successful offensively in 2011 and the first half of 2012, and then we lost the approach. We couldn’t generate any offense in the second half of last year.” The Mets have been doing surprisingly well...
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