June 26, 2007

Mets Should Play More Speed Ball

Todd Hinckley at SNY, writes about the Mets and how they should be playing a fast pace game instead of waiting for the long ball:

Speed kills, and the Mets have plenty of it, so they need to play an up-tempo game that puts the pressure on the other team. With Carlos Beltran and Carlos Delgado not having the kind of years they did in 2006, the Mets cannot wait around for the long ball. We have a lineup with lots of hitters who can try the ball at times, but guys who can usually handle the bat and put the ball in play. Speed ball should work, and we need to do more of it. If I could be Willie Randolph for a day, I would go Willie Mays Hayes on Reyes and make him do push-ups every time he pops the ball up. He is the catalyst for this team. He sets the tone of the game with his flair, and that was especially evident with how electric the stadium got after he scored in the bottom of the first on Sunday.

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