NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — The Mets are in the process of changing the dimensions at Citi Field — that much we know.
But how much they’re moving the fences in hasn’t been disclosed.READ MORE: Dirt Bikes Crushed On Staten Island As City Continues Crackdown On Illegal Rides
On Monday, WCBS 880’s Tom Kaminski tweeted a picture from above the ballpark, and it looks like right-center is no longer going to be a place where balls go to die.
David Wright, who loves to go the other way and has been robbed of many home runs since Citi Field opened in 2009, is very pleased with the work being done.READ MORE: New Jersey Senator Says COVID Survivors Should Enjoy Same Benefits As Fully Vaccinated People
“You’re asking a hitter if he prefers a more hitter-friendly field,” the superstar third baseman wrote in an email to Newsday’s Marc Carig after seeing the photo.
The moved-in fences should benefit Wright and Travis d’Arnaud, but Curtis Granderson will likely be happier than any Met about the changes.
The dead pull hitter drove many balls to the warning track in what was a disappointing first season in Queens. Granderson hit 41 and 43 homers in 2011 and 2012, respectively, in the cozy confines of Yankee Stadium. He barely played in 2013 because of injuries and hit 20 homers for the Mets last season.
“It smooths it out a bit, makes it a little more symmetrical,” one team official told the newspaper in regard to the changes. “The general premise is to make it a fairer ballpark for hitters and pitchers, and a little less gimmicky.”
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