Tag: David Wright

Improving Minor League Depth Still Essential For Mets To Get To Next Level

An article by posted on October 7, 2013 0 Comments
Improving Minor League Depth Still Essential For Mets To Get To Next Level

The New York Mets say they will spend on free agents this winter, in large part because they have little to offer up in the trade market. Really, their only chance to immediately improve is to write checks. What losing Matt Harvey for the 2014 season also does, is it greatly reduces the Mets’ inability to execute […]

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2013 Season Review: David Wright, 3B

An article by posted on October 7, 2013 0 Comments
2013 Season Review: David Wright, 3B

DAVID WRIGHT, 3B PRESEASON EXPECTATIONS: As they always are, expectations were high for David Wright, especially after a strong 2012 season, one in which he hit .306 with 21 homers and 93 RBI. And, those were numbers compiled with little protection in the line-up, at least in the first half of the season. They were […]

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You Can Only Sell The Future For So Long

An article by posted on October 3, 2013 0 Comments
You Can Only Sell The Future For So Long

Here’s the latest accounting on the Mets payroll, according to the man who’s supposed to be holding all the cards. Sandy Alderson said that the Mets payroll for this past season ended up around $87-88 million. He asserts that the Mets have approximately $40 million coming off the books this winter, and they have just […]

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Your 2013 Mets MVP: Daniel Murphy

An article by posted on October 1, 2013 0 Comments
Your 2013 Mets MVP: Daniel Murphy

Yep, Matt Harvey was the biggest positive story of 2013 in Metsland – until he became the worst headline of the season. Sure, David Wright had a nice partial season and played a slick third base besides at age 31 in year one of his mega deal. But your Mets MVP is Daniel Murphy. Yes, […]

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Wilmer Flores Looks To Improve Speed, Plate Discipline In 2014

An article by posted on September 30, 2013 0 Comments
Wilmer Flores Looks To Improve Speed, Plate Discipline In 2014

The 2013 Mets season has now officially been placed ‘in the books’. This year saw the continued decline of  once promising young talents such as Ike Davis and Ruben Tejada, allowing for a slew of fresh prospects to enter the mix at the major-league level. Terry Collins best described it in his pre-game press conference […]

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Video: Mike Piazza Inducted Into Mets Hall Of Fame

An article by posted on September 29, 2013 0 Comments
Video: Mike Piazza Inducted Into Mets Hall Of Fame

Very rarely is a team graced with a player of the stature and talent of Michael Joseph Piazza. Subsequently, very rarely does a fanbase and a city mutually bond with a player like Michael Joseph Piazza. Today as Piazza was inducted into the Mets Hall of Fame, fans were able to share yet another special […]

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Collins’ New Deal To Be Announced Monday, All Coaches Will Be Invited Back

An article by posted on September 29, 2013 0 Comments
Collins’ New Deal To Be Announced Monday, All Coaches Will Be Invited Back

Updated 9/29 Andy Martino reports: Terry Collins and the Mets do not have a deal yet for a contract extension, but they are very close.  People familiar with the negotiations told the Daily News to expect a news conference midday Monday to announce a two-year, approximately $2 million deal for the manager (that’s a raise […]

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A Mets Penultimatum

An article by posted on September 29, 2013 0 Comments
A Mets Penultimatum

Phew, the protected pick is safe! That’s some great managing by Terry Collins – now the Mets won’t lose a draft choice when they make the big run on free agents and true major league talent that has always been promised for the historic winter of 2013-14. Scott Atchison, who I still maintain looks great […]

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Brewers vs Mets: Wright Is Back, Baxter In RF, Murphy Batting Cleanup

An article by posted on September 28, 2013 0 Comments
Brewers vs Mets: Wright Is Back, Baxter In RF, Murphy Batting Cleanup

Brewers (73-87) at Mets (73-87) • 4:10 PM RHP Jimmy Nelson (0-0, 0.00) vs. RHP Aaron Harang (0-1, 4.24) Starting Lineup Eric Young, Jr. – LF Lucas Duda – 1B David Wright – 3B Daniel Murphy – 2B Mike Baxter – RF Juan Lagares – CF Anthony Recker – C Omar Quintanilla – SS Aaron Harang – RHP The Mets […]

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This Day In Mets Infamy With Rusty: The “What If” Edition

An article by posted on September 28, 2013 0 Comments
This Day In Mets Infamy With Rusty: The “What If” Edition

Warning !!  What you are about to see is an exercise in futility. What if Johan Santana didn’t blow out his surgically repaired shoulder again during Spring Training ? What if Shaun Marcum pitched anywhere near the numbers on the back of his baseball card ? What if Matt Harvey didn’t injure his elbow – […]

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