Old Fashioned Met
June 11, 2014 Why is Terry so obsessed with shifting his infielders to one side for so many batters? That shift (which I think is a stupid thing, anyway) is supposed to be only for the highest level of sluggers like Willie McCovey, Barry Bonds or Ryan Howard. It seems that the Mets infielders all move to the same side of the field for nearly half the guys that bat against them. I can't believe for a second that so many hitters today are worthy of this kind of crooked defensive strategy. Besides, shifting the infielders all to one side still can't stop a home run from being hit. No player can be positioned high above the outfield wall.
Please, Terry, stop using that silly shifting that doesn't do much good. I'm starting to get convinced that David Wright is a shortstop playing alongside two second basemen. That's not the way an infield is supposed to be!