More Losses= More Meetings

cycloneslogoI’ve lost track of the number of closed door meetings held by Mets affiliates this year.  The Bisons have had theirs, the B-Mets have had at least three, and now the Cyclones are the latest.   After a 16-2 start, the Cyclones are just 2-7 in their last nine games while getting outscored 36-22 over that stretch.  In the season’s opening 18 games, the Cyclones scored 5.7 (103/18) runs a game and allowed just 2.3 (42/18).  In their last nine, Brooklyn has scored 2.4 runs per contest and allowed four.

Manager Pedro Lopez told the Brooklyn Paper that the meeting’s purpose was to tell the players that:

“We turn it around now.”

“We are trying too hard right now,” Lopez said of his players. “We started the season 16-2 for a reason …”

Luck?  Misinterpretation of small sample sizes? Lopez explains that the cure for “pressing” is to “step up.”

“At times, these guys are pressing instead of doing what we were doing at the beginning of the season….I understand that this franchise is important for this organization, but I want those guys to step up and play baseball.”

Just let me know when a team meeting in baseball delivers results.  Until then, I’m going to focus on what happens on the field, where the Cyclones have a punchless offense, and not in the clubhouse.  By way, meager offenses are common throughout the system right now.

Hattip to Robert Z. for the link.

There are 2 comments

  1. NickM

    Baseball America released prospect hot sheet for this past week.. Holt was on the list and this is what it had on him:

    “The Scoop: The 6-foot-4 righthander from UNC Wilmington closed out the first half with a nifty 80-to-22 strikeout-to-walk ratio, as well as the performance you see above. One start prior, Holt recorded 10 strikeouts, one walk and three hits allowed in five innings. He surrendered three runs in that effort, but he can be forgiven, seeing as he missed three weeks in June nursing a twisted ankle. According to Mets vice president of player development Tony Bernazard, the ankle no longer is an issue for Holt, the 33rd overall pick last year. His primary developmental goal for the second half: finding consistency with his changeup and curveball.”

    http://www.baseballamerica.com/today/prospects/prospect-hot-sheet/2009/268567.html

  2. happyjack1962

    Cyclones Fans will be able to watch the Renegades take on the Brooklyn Cyclones on Thrusday September 3 at 6:50 p.m. Fans will be able to access the broadcast by visiting

    http://twitter.com/hvrenegades

    The feed was excellent for the first broadcast of the Renegades Yankee game last Sunday.

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