New Mets catcher Devin Mesoraco has been spending as much time as possible studying film and taking notes of the team's pitching staff as he transitions to a new team.
"When you're coming in and you're new, you want to show these guys you care about them and you put the time and effort in to help their career," Mesoraco said, according to Matt Ehalt of NorthJersey.com. "That's my main focus right now."
Mesoraco was packing up with his wife before leaving Cincinnati when he found time to watch film of the pitchers. He watched more film at the airport when he was flying to Philadelphia.
"These guys are all here for a reason and I'm just trying to learn them," he explained. "They've had success up here and I just want to learn what they do," Mesoraco said Friday night. "I'm not going to come in and say, 'hey, this is what we got to do,' or things like that. Just learning them and what their mentality is and where their best location is with the fastball, what they can do behind in the count. ... It's been a 72-hour crash course but I'm going to continue to work and put the time in."
The Mets traded RHP Matt Harvey to the Reds on Tuesday in exchange for Mesoraco and cash. The 29-year-old Mesoraco recorded his first hit as a Met on Friday night when he hit a home run in the ninth inning of the team's 3-1 win over the Phillies.