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David Wright returned to action in the Grapefruit League for the New York Mets and despite going 0-3, he appears to be on track to be the Mets Opening Day third baseman. Wright has been nursing a strained intracostal muscle injury that he sustained while playing in the World Baseball Classic on March 15. Wright told reporters that he feels ready for the start of the regular season but he wished he could have had the opprtunity for more at bats in Spring Training. “I feel about the same, I guess. Of course I would have liked a few more at-bats. But I don’t have that luxury right now. I’ll get the most out of what I can tomorrow and we’ll be ready to go. Right now I feel pretty good considering the circumstances,” Wright told reporters. The Mets finish up their Spring Training schedule on Sunday as they take on the Baltimore Orioles. The post New York Mets: David Wright appears to be Mets opening day third baseman appeared first on Hardball Chat Baseball Blog.

Mets’ David Wright will be ready Opening Day

New York Mets third baseman David Wright appears to be ready to go for the team’s Opening Day matchup against the San Diego Padres, according to Marc Carig of Newsday. Wright told reporters that he felt “pretty good” after playing in Friday’s spring training contest against the St. Louis Cardinals. The third baseman went 0-for-3 at the plate but he was able to...

Wright makes return as Mets top Cardinals

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. David Wright gave the Mets something to get excited about - just by taking the field Friday. The Mets' captain made his first appearance in a big league game since sustaining a rib injury during the World Baseball Classic, going 0 for 3 and playing five innings for New York in a 7-2 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals. "I've said all along I&...

Mets 7, Cardinals 2

David Wright made his first appearance in a big league game since sustaining a rib injury during the World Baseball Classic, going 0 for 3 and playing five innings for the New York Mets in a 7-2 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals. Wright was a late scratch from the United States' game against the Dominican Republic on march 14. He received a cortisone shot in his left side...

Mets’ David Wright and LaTroy Hawkins do a little dance number (GIF)

Mets third baseman David Wright and reliever LaTroy Hawkins are excited about their season opener Monday.  They got together in the Mets clubhouse and performed a cute little number. And apparently they didn’t pay up on the blackmail because it’s forever ingrained on the internet. via Reddit

Mets Notes: Murphy and Wright Could Start Opening Day, Turner Still Getting Treatment

Daniel Murphy passed the audition and said it was worth the risk. Murphy, playing for the first time in a major league game this spring because of a strained right intercostal muscle, singled in three at-bats against Washington’s Gio Gonzalez, played five innings and declared himself ready for Opening Day. Had he kept playing minor league games until Monday and was re-injured...

Quotes from Santana’s teammates on his injury

The Mets stated Thursday that Santana had torn his left shoulder capsule for the second time in three years, creating a strong possibility that he would need surgery. His days as a Mets pitcher look to be over, and even his career is in question at this point. Here are some quotes from the Mets team: “You do something for so long and you’re so successful at it, and to have...

Five things to watch for on Mets’ Opening Day

With the Mets about to break camp and head up north, Opening Day is now just two days away. With it comes hope for a new beginning. After years of disappointment, we can all push the reset button and hope for a better outcome with each Opening Day. For a team that relishes playing on Opening Day (going 32-18 in openers), the Mets will head out there on Monday afternoon with youthful...

MMO Live Blog: No Score After One, But Don’t Worry, We Got This!

LIVE BLOGGING FROM CITI FIELD 1:30 PM Update It’s scoreless after one, Wright got onon an error, but it could have easily been a hit. Who’s scoring this game, Alex68? Niese throws first pitch of the season. Single to left. Winter is officially over. @metsmerized — John Delcos (@jdelcos) April 1, 2013   1:15 PM Update First Responders from Hurricane Sandy...

Mets 2013 Over/Under Stats

Baseball loves its numbers, and for the gambler in all of us let’s look at some of the stats that could drive the 2013 Mets. It will be fun to look back at the end of the season to see how many of these numbers were reached. (Note: A notation of even indicates that’s the number.) Total wins: 70. My pick: Over. Wins for Jon Niese: 15. My pick: Under. Wins for Matt Harvey: 10....

Opening Day: Will 2013 Be Like 1983?

The Merriam-Webster Dictionary Definition of REBUILD is 1a : to make extensive repairs to : reconstruct 1b : to restore to a previous state 2: to make extensive changes in : remodel Nowhere in the definition of Rebuild that’s on their website did the team name “New York Mets” get mentioned. But, you would have to think that is the case when you consider that this is year three...

Days Dwindling For Mets; Questions Aren’t

The Mets have two games remaining in spring training, and if they don’t know what they have by now they never will. They break camp today after playing St. Louis, then bus over to the bay side of the state to play the Baltimore Orioles on Saturday. Next will be Opening Day Monday afternoon against San Diego, while at the same time, in a display of scheduling genius by Major League...

Mets Opening Day! Extra, Extra, Read All About It!

A dozen of us from Metsmerized Online have invaded Citi Field and we’ll be Live Blogging the entire day here at MMO. our MMO Fan Correspondent Clayton Collier is the first to report in and the newsstand caught his eye this morning. John Delcos will be hitting the field and the clubhouse before the game and then will be posting in-game thoughts and some of the action live from...

Who Bats Where For The Mets?

One of the more interesting debates that comes up around this time as Spring Training is coming to an end is what will the lineups look like for the upcoming season. Now of course we don’t know about injuries, call ups, along with unexpected struggles and successes that happen each and every season. The other thing that happens is that “Spring Training Superstars” get places...
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