Originally posted on Mets Merized Online  |  Last updated 5/5/12
Last night, we had a fan post on here in reaction to Bobby Ojeda’s mini rant on SNY. I have to say, I view it differently than how Ojeda made it sound, or at least how it was viewed by the fan post. Just because the Mets are looking to be disciplined at the plate, doesn’t mean they are refusing to swing the bat. The “philosophy” is meant to force pitchers to throw strikes, thus giving hitters a better chance at being successful. With any strategy, there will be failure. Every time a Mets hitter is at bat, they are not going to be successful. It’s impossible. That doesn’t mean the philosophy to be more disciplined is flawed. It just means the players didn’t execute the strategy. Consider this: It’s worth noting out of 184 qualified hitters, there are 65 of them who have swung and missed at balls outside of the strikezone before any Met player. That is a pretty significant number in my eyes. That tells me the Mets ARE being disciplined at the plate. Murphy leads the Mets in swings and...
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