“This means everything,’’ Todd said of being a Met. “It’s like everything fell into place. My parents have a place out here. My brother Charlie’s wife is from Port St. Lucie, my brother Jeff grew up a Mets fan. It’s close to home. I’m glad this is where I’m at and overall the pieces are set.’’
Now it’s time for Todd to ramp up the Mets defense at third base, get some big hits and help Mickey Callaway’s team get off to a fresh start after signing that two-year, $17 million free-agent deal.
“I’ll bring the energy,’’ Todd said. “We’ve got the emotion on this team. I’m just going to bring another element of hustle, attitude, the willingness to work and just try to get the best out of these guys day in and day out. No days off. We have leaders on this team. I don’t want to step on anybody’s toes, but also I’m not afraid to do it, either. I’m just trying to be who I am and that leadership quality will probably just come out.
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Eiland not happy with rule changes
Limiting trips to the mound by the manager or pitching coach isn’t as much Eiland’s beef as the number of interactions between the pitcher and his teammates.
Under the new rules only six mound visits will be permitted (excluding pitching changes). Trips to the mound by a catcher, infielder, pitching coach and manager are all weighted equally.
“I am not worried about pitching coach mound visits,” Eiland said Tuesday. “I am not too concerned about that because if I am going out there six times we are in bad shape that night. It’s more the catcher.”
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