Found July 02, 2012 on
I never blogged about how ridiculous it is that David Wright didn’t get the starting gig for the All-Star Game. Let’s just say I’m extremely mad. I agree with what everyone is saying… The game is supposed to mean something. Home field advantage for the league that wins for the World Series—-that means something. The best players in the league should start, not the player whose fans vote for him the most. Anyway, Mets GM Sandy Alderson puts it best when he says:
Wright vs.Sandoval: A city of 8 million was outvoted by a city of 800,000.
— Sandy Alderson (@MetsGM) July 2, 2012
However, SNY’s Chris Carlin had something smart to say also:
BTW – Don’t blame #Mets fans for David Wright not starting. Blame the fans that voted for their team instead of making the right choices.
— Chris Carlin (@ChrisCarlinSNY) July 3, 2012
Lastly, popular Facebook page MLB Memes added this:
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The Mets are riding high after defeating their hated rivals (Phillies) 11-1 last night.
Daniel Murphy was a homerun shy of the cycle, and Mets slighted All Star David Wright moved past former Mets 3B Howard Johnson, into third place on the Mets all time HR list with 193. Wright trails only Mike Piazza (220) and Darryl Strawberry (252) for all time HR's as a Met. Wright also...
Pablo Sandoval won the fan vote to become the starter for the National League All-Star team at third base despite missing over a month because of a hand injury and having inferior stats to David Wright. The Mets have understandably been upset that Wright wasn’t voted in as the starter given how much he’s outperforming the competition.
Mets GM Sandy Alderson let loose at the...
"I'm not going to waste my time arguing with a man who's lining up to be a hot lunch." -Richard Dreyfuss in Jaws
When Nathan Eovaldi intentionally walked David Wright, a righty, in the sixth inning to face lefty Ike Davis, he lined himself up to be a hot lunch. Oh he didn't know it. How could he have? Wright is leading the league in hitting and Davis just...
One has to remember that the All-Star Game, no matter how hard MLB tries to tell us that it really means something, it is still just an exhibition game for the fans. The fans pick the starters, it is a game for them, and we should just let them enjoy it. But the GM of [...]
The Mets are fun to watch. They’ve had some bad games, but they’ve had some great ones. They are a young team. They have heart. Their manager is fiery and gets the best out of his players. Their veterans are All-Stars and leaders. Dickey shocks the world. Santana changes HI57ORY. Wright breaks Mets records. The team is 3.5 games out of first place and half a game out of the wild...
I shouldn't do this. Because in the grand scheme of things, it isn't the biggest deal in the baseball world. But I gotta talk about David Wright not starting the All-Star Game on the strength of the fan vote. So be forewarned: If you don't want to read what is sure to be a long and drawn out process, then don't hit that "read more" button. Otherwise, join...
I’m starting to sound like a broken record on Sunday’s. ”The Mets go for/try to avoid the sweep…”. Luckily today it’s, “The Mets go for the 4 game sweep of the Dodgers tonight” on ESPN’s Sunday Night Baseball. It’s almost like we don’t even have to bother watching (although why wouldn’t you?) when RA or Johan pitches. Just put another one in the win...
Jonathon Niese had a two-run single to back his fine performance on the mound Tuesday night and David Wright hit a three-run homer to break open the New York Mets' 11-1 romp over the reeling Philadelphia Phillies.
Niese (5-3) pitched a season-high eight innings and gave up three hits, one a homer to Carlos Ruiz. His hit in the second inning put New York up for good.
The New York Mets (44-37) defeated the Philadelphia Phillies (36-46) last night by a score of 11-1. The Mets now find themselves alone in second place in the NL East, 3.5 GB the Nationals.
Winning Pitcher: Jon Niese (7-3, 3.35) pitched eight innings, allowing one run on three hits and two walks. However, he only had three strikeouts, which is rare for Niese when he pitches a...