Steve Cohen continues Mets’ technology splurge with new machine

LOS ANGELES — The Mets’ subsequent potential large factor shall be awaiting once they return to Citi Field in 1 ½ weeks. 

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

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

“[The machine] will be the pitcher, so if we draw up Clayton Kershaw we will be facing Kershaw, his windup and everything and his pitches,” Chavez mentioned Thursday earlier than the Mets’ 2-0 loss to the Dodgers. 

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

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

“We have been trying to talk about it, anticipate it, but until we get it in our hands and touch it, see it, we’re not going to know how we’re going to be able to apply it exactly,” Chavez mentioned. “It’s just going to be one of those things this year when we get it, trial and error and we’ll see what happens.” 

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

“That’s one of the huge differences we have seen from the start,” Nimmo mentioned. “If it’s going to help the team succeed then [Cohen] is willing to do it, so it really doesn’t come down to a cost factor.” 

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 section of his rehab from a stress response in his proper scapula, with it potential he’ll quickly progress to a mound. 

Tylor Megill will throw Friday, after which he shall be evaluated for a rehab begin within the minor leagues. The right-hander is predicted to wish one or two begins within the minors. 

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

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