Brandon Nimmo Fine with Shift to Left Field: ‘Whatever is Best’

20 Feb

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Brandon Nimmo is proud of his work as a center fielder but understood there was an opportunity for the Mets over the winter to get even stronger at the position.

So when president of baseball operations David Stearns contacted him in November about potentially moving to left field, Nimmo said he didn’t protest.

“I told him, ‘Honestly, my goal at this point in my career is to win a World Series,’ ” Nimmo said Monday after the Mets’ initial full-squad workout of spring training. “If you think that creating the better outfield defense or adding these guys to our roster is going to help our chances of winning the World Series then I will do that.

“I’m a good center fielder, but if you bring someone else in, we’re going to have a really dang good outfield. That is what I was trying to convey to him is that I’m definitely willing and available to do whatever is best for us to win the World Series.”

This is such a bad move imo. Nimmo is a really good CF’er and has proven himself in the field for years. And now he’s gotta move over to Left for some new guy named Harrison Bader?! I know Nimmo’s humility won’t allow him to care, but how disrespectful on the Mets part.

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The Brandon Nimmo Catch Was Not The Mets G.O.A.T.

1 Sep

While Brandon Nimmo’s catch from last night’s Dodgers game should definitely make the Top 10 list when it comes to the Mets. I can quickly state that the Agee and Swoboda catches during the 1969 World Series, the Endy Chavez catch to rob a homer from Scott Rolen in the 2006 NLCS and the Beltran catch on top of that old hill in Houston were all better. And that’s just off the top of my head.

Mets Give Brandon Nimmo Day Off While Dealing with Stiff Neck

4 Apr

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Brandon Nimmo’s stiff neck is the latest ailment the Mets are monitoring in these final hours of spring training. The outfielder was given a day off Monday, after dealing with soreness in the neck the previous day. He is also unlikely to play Tuesday’s Grapefruit League finale, according to manager Buck Showalter, giving him an opportunity for further rest.

“I expect him in there Thursday,” Showalter said, referring to the season opener in Washington.

The regular season hasn’t even started yet and Nimmo, a guy who has only played more than a 100 games in a season once in his career, is already ailing.

Brandon Nimmo Has Been Looking Awful

6 Apr

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The most positive player in the Mets’ clubhouse is trying to stay that way.

But Brandon Nimmo doesn’t want to wait much longer to break out of his season-opening slump, which sunk to 2-for-23 at the plate after going 0-for-3 with a walk in Thursday’s 4-0 loss to the Nationals at Citi Field.

“I don’t want to overdo it, because it is just seven games in and I do have a lot of confidence that this is going to turn around, but obviously I look at the next game and I’m like, this is the game I want it to turn around,” Nimmo said. “I don’t want to wait for two weeks or whatever and be like, ‘Ah, it’s just a thing.’ The competitor in me wants it to happen now. I’m going to work as hard as I can for that right now.”

The Mets’ leadoff batter in six of their seven games — he got the night off Monday in Miami — Nimmo has struck out 14 times, the latest coming in the first inning Thursday against Stephen Strasburg. He wasn’t alone, as his teammates only picked up three hits off Strasburg and struck out 14 times as a team.

I know that it’s only been 7 games, but all those strikeouts Nimmo’s been racking up are really concerning and frankly speaking I don’t know if the Mets really have anyone else who can bat leadoff (Lagares?).