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Source: Mets will move fences in at Citi Field again

Curtis Granderson of the Mets waits to bat

Curtis Granderson of the Mets waits to bat in the first inning against the Atlanta Braves at Citi Field on Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014. Photo Credit: Jim McIsaac

Perhaps a kinder, cozier Citi Field will jumpstart a chronically underwhelming Mets offense.

At least, that's the hope now that the club will move forward with plans to shorten the fences once more, a team source confirmed on Monday.

Unlike wide-ranging changes made after the 2011 season, this latest round of tweaks to the six-year-old ballpark will be limited to centerfield and right centerfield.

The Mets began contemplating the adjustments earlier this season. Construction could begin in a few weeks, according to the Daily News, which first reported that the Mets had finalized the plan.

At the end of the regular season, general manager Sandy Alderson said that changes were "likely."

The cozier dimensions should benefit the likes of David Wright, Curtis Granderson and Travis d'Arnaud.

The Mets hit 59 homers at home last season, which ranked 12th in the National League. They hit 66 away from Citi Field last season.


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