Saucy, that's Zack and what a terrific day yesterday with Murph and Wheeler, I wrote some about it yesterday the boys were in NY giving away Mets tickets hitting a couple of Dunkin donuts and ending up at Models before tapping off the night at the Garden with a Knicks game which the Knicks unfortunately lost. Memo to Knicks, Time Outs ya ever heard of them it might have won you the game last night The whole day was the brainchild of the one and only Jay Horwitz who orchestrated everything including some awesome seats at the Garden
I wanna mention as I do every year that tomorrow is Citi field coat The Mets will host their annual holiday coat drive on Wednesday at Citi Field from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET. you can drop off coats at the Mets Team Store adjacent to the Jackie Robinson Rotunda. If you donate a coat you will receive a voucher for one pair of tickets to a select Mets game in April 2014, and a coupon for 15 percent off regularly priced merchandise in the Mets Team Store.
As to Murph and his prep for next season he will get going in mid January starting with some lifting with Brother Jonathan he wants to wait and not rush it this year wants to give his body a good rest he played a lot of games last year. Daniel thinking is he wants to work on his Strike zone discipline wants to be a little aggressive and not swinging at marginal pitches, he also feels he should be able to get on base more he for sure thinks he does not walk enough, but he is looking at subtle adjustments like to stop swinging at marginal pitches ya know like the ones that are just on the corner early in the count. He wants to break the habit of when he does get ahead on the count getting more aggressive and then expanding the zone and swinging at pitches that he feels he is not dangerous on. So what he wants to see is early in the count like 0-0 1-0 and the more positive counts like 3-1 or 2-0 and just tighten up that strike zone and stat swinging at pitches that he can do damage with instead of just hitting. It’s important to Daniel that he manage his work load in spring training basically save some of up for the regular season
Working with his brother Jonathan is a tradition with the boys been doing it for a few years now Jonathan in case you did not know is Daniels younger brother who plays center field currently in the Twins minor league system. I have watched him play many times and there many similarities yet they are polar opposites in some ways. For one thing he runs like lightning for sure he runs better than his older bro. But he is not a natural hitter like Daniel but has a great glove We are still not sure where Jonathan will play next year still to be determined
So Murph what did you think of the fans reaction yesterday