Steve Cohen continues Mets’ technology splurge with new machine

Steve Cohen continues Mets’ technology splurge with new machine

LOS ANGELES — The Mets’ subsequent potential large factor can be awaiting after they return to Citi Discipline in 1 ½ weeks. 

Staff officers and gamers are intrigued by a brand new high-tech pitching machine the group has bought from Canada that represents one other leap into the expertise market underneath proprietor Steve Cohen. 

In response to hitting coach Eric Chavez, the brand new machine will replicate the supply of any pitcher that’s inputted. 

“[The machine] would be the pitcher, so if we draw up Clayton Kershaw we can be dealing with Kershaw, his windup and every little thing and his pitches,” Chavez mentioned Thursday earlier than the Mets’ 2-0 loss to the Dodgers. 

The expertise is utilized by three or 4 different groups, in line with Chavez, who added the machine can solely be used pregame; MLB guidelines prohibit its use as soon as the sport has began. 

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Chavez was requested if the machine will probably be a game-changer. 

“We have now been making an attempt to speak about it, anticipate it, however till we get it in our arms and contact it, see it, we’re not going to understand how we’re going to have the ability to apply it precisely,” Chavez mentioned. “It’s simply going to be a kind of issues this yr after we get it, trial and error and we’ll see what occurs.” 

Brandon Nimmo mentioned it’s not a shock the Mets can be among the many few groups with the high-tech pitching machine. 

“That’s one of many large variations we have now seen from the beginning,” Nimmo mentioned. “If it’s going to assist the workforce succeed then [Cohen] is keen to do it, so it actually doesn’t come down to a price issue.” 

Jacob deGrom has remained in New York to proceed his exercises after preliminary indications he would accompany the Mets on this West Coast journey. DeGrom remains to be within the long-tossing part of his rehab from a stress response in his proper scapula, with it attainable he’ll quickly progress to a mound. 

Tylor Megill will throw Friday, after which he can be evaluated for a rehab begin within the minor leagues. The proper-hander is anticipated to want one or two begins within the minors. 

The Mets aren’t thrilled with the working situations at Dodger Stadium. One Met famous the video room was “dingy” and smelled of “rat urine.” 

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