The New York Daily News is reporting that the Mets, after consulting both Jerry Manuel and Omar Minaya, will not adjust the dimensions of Citi Field.
"We didn't know how the park would play," Manuel said, according to the Daily News. "It might look big but still could have possibly played small. Now that you see, you have to make a decision which way you're going. Are you going to try to go power, and not defense and speed and pitching?"
Citi Field is definitely way too big. Take David Wright for example. Wright averaged 29 home runs per season from 2005-2008. This season he has only hit 8 home runs, only 5 at home. Wright isn't one to complain, but he has every reason to.
"I would say it's probably built the opposite than for me," Wright said, according to the Daily News. "I think one of my strengths is driving the ball to right field. I sometimes think I have to hit it twice to get it out there. It is what it is. It's not something I'm going to complain about or anybody else should complain about. It's the park and we have to adapt."
77 home runs on the season, last in the league. It is only a matter of time before the dimensions are changed.