Now exiled in KC, he reflects back on the early years of what will surely be a HOF career.
On Plate Discipline:
Q. Jeff, you swing at a lot of pitches outside the strike zone. Is that part of your approach, or something you’re trying to improve on?
A. "You know, it’s funny," "…I’m sure like anything I get knocked on blogs. I’m well aware — you know..."
On His Future:
"You know, I just turned 27 last week. You see a lot of guys these days, from Jayson Werth — guys that figure it out when they’re 29 years old."
"I don’t see there’s any reason I’m not a 20-homer, 40 double guy"
On the Mets Facilities:
"Citi Field is a damn joke...I hit a ball off Livan Hernandez 415 feet last year to right-center and it hit the wall… that’s pretty frustrating"