Morning Briefing: A Fond Farewell To David Wright

Good morning, David Wright will be starting at third base today. The game is at 7:10 tonight and Steven Matz will get the ball for the Mets against the Marlins.

Last night, the Mets lost 8-1. David Wright got an at-bat but grounded out on the first pitch.

Latest Mets News

Olivia Shea Wright (David’s daughter) will throw out the first pitch tomorrow to Rhon Wright (David’s dad).

Jose Reyes will start at shortstop tonight and will leadoff.

Wright told reporters he thought he might throw up when on the on-deck circle.

Jacob deGrom gave Wright an engraved bottle of wine on behalf of his teammates.

Steve Serby had a lengthy interview with David Wright about his career.

Tim Britton of the Athletic wrote about Wright’s illustrious career.

David Wright will not play on Sunday.

James Wagner of the Times spoke to Mets fans across the world. Former MMO writer Corne Hogeveen was featured in the piece.

The Yankees took out a one page ad to honor David Wright.

Latest MLB News

There is an active FBI investigation into corruption in Latin America per Jeff Passan of Yahoo. It’s a far reaching investigation and could cost many people their jobs.

Jung Ho Kang should be playing soon.

Aaron Judge led jersey sales for 2018.

The Rockies have clinched a playoff spot. Atlanta, Chicago, Milwaukee, and now Colorado have clinched 4 out of the five spots. Los Angeles could clinch a spot as soon as today.

Latest NL East News

Mark Bowman of MLB.com writes about Atlanta’s potential playoff roster.

Matt Gelb of the Athletic writes about Chase Utley‘s final weekend as a player.

Latest on MMO

Clayton Collier writes about Colin Cosell introducing Wright one last time.

This Day in Mets History

2006: Julio Franco drives in five runs. He is the oldest player to accomplish that feat.

Birthdays: Yorkis Perez turns 50, Dave Magadan turns 56.

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I became a Mets fan in the 2008 season. Since the Alderson regime, I've embraced saber-metrics and advanced stats to back up my eye tests.