NEW YORK (AP) Mired in a streak of six straight losing seasons and hoping to boost offense, the New York Mets are moving in their fences at Citi Field for the second time.
The Mets unveiled the new dimensions Tuesday, which bring in the fences 3-to-11 feet in front of the bullpens in right field. Right-center field will be 380 feet, down from 390 the past three years and 415 in the ballpark's first three seasons.
"Trying to take the dimensions of the park out of the conversation, so it's not something that's discussed in the clubhouse, it's not discussed in the media, it's not something our fans have to talk about," Mets general manager Sandy Alderson said. "We want the ballpark to be fair, but a few more home runs for us wouldn't be a bad thing, and a little more scoring is I think something most fans enjoy - not all, not baseball purists by any means, but there aren't a lot of baseball purists left."