Originally posted on Mets360.com  |  Last updated 11/17/11
With alterations already under way to reconfigure the fences at Citi Field, the Mets are undergoing a facelift with the hopes that it could jump-start a flailing offense. At the crux of the fence alterations is what it could mean to both David Wright and Jason Bay. Wright and Bay have seen their home run production arguably corrupted by the intimidating confines of Citi Field. That is one major reason management gave the O.K. to alter the fences for the 2012 season. Some would argue that if Bay and Wright get back to what they did prior to having to hit at Citi Field than the Mets might just have a decent squad. Maybe those people have a point. Prior to playing the majority of their games at Citi Field, Wright’s three-year average home run rate was 29.6 home runs a year, whereas Bay’s was 29.3 home runs a year. While both have battled injuries in the last two years, which of course plays a major factor, the two have combined to hit 61 home runs while playing together at Citi Field...
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