This Month in Inside Pitch Magazine

Mets fans, if you're not reading Scout's <I>Inside Pitch</I> Magazine yet – your top source for independent coverage of the New York Mets – here's a taste of what you're missing in the April issue:

Kaz Matsui: The Master of Change - Sure, we've all seen Kaz Matsui make the transition from shortstop into a Major League second baseman, and will continue to monitor his progress this year. But what really makes the Japanese infielder tick, behind his public persona?

What goes into being a big league player, not just in a strange city, but also in a foreign country? We take a look.

Veteran journalist Jack Lang goes even more in-depth on position changes, recalling the days when players like Hubie Brooks and Wally Backman were asked to shuttle around the infield.

Marty Noble: Is The Magic Back? Longtime Mets beat presence Marty Noble takes a good look at the parallels between the 2005 Mets and their counterparts from 1985, the last time the club looked primed to make a jump into serious pennant contention.

Candid Cameron: Keeping with our position switch theme, Matt Cerrone examines Mike Cameron's situation from a unique perspective, employing the commentary of sports psychologist Dr. Richard Lustberg and the thoughts of another top-flight defensive centerfielder, Torii Hunter of the Minnesota Twins.

David Picks The Wright Shots: David Wright takes Inside Pitch readers along for a ride to the Topps baseball card factory in Mets Memorabilia, where the 22-year-old sensation was allowed to choose his own photos for this year's products.

Plus even more Mets: News and notes from around camp… exclusive photography… the Top 10 Mets Minor League Power Hitters… a chat with Gary Carter, manager of the Gulf Coast Mets…Willie Randolph's new rules… and much more!

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