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Last night, David Wright and Robinson Cano were named the captains for the home run derby at Citi Field in July. Under the new format, this means this means that both Cano and Wright will be participating in the derby along with picking three other participants from their league for the derby. Many times, when players participate in the derby, they change their swings in order to hit home runs. With his line drive swing, David will almost certainly have to change his swing in order to succeed and therefore, hurt his season.
Back in 2006, David Wright participated in the derby finishing in 2nd place to Ryan Howard in Pittsburgh. In the first half of 2006, David was hitting .316 with 20 homers and 74RBI and in the 2nd half of the season he hit .305 with 6 homers and 42RBI. Dropping 14 homers and 32RBI from one half to another is a significant drop off in production from the MVP pace he was on to start the year. Back in 2006, the Mets could still win with David’s lack of production because they had guys like Delgado and Beltran to pick up the slack. This year, David is the production and the Mets can barely hit as it is. Although it is a good thing for the fans for Wright to be the derby captain, the 2nd half of his season may not be worth the one night.
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The captains for the Home Run Derby have been named. The captains will get to choose which players will be on their team.
David Wright spoke out about the overzealous campaign by the Mets to get him voted to the All Star Game.
“It’s nice when the organization is trying so hard to do something for one of their players and I can’t thank them enough for that,” Wright said.
“But at the same time, I’ve asked them to kind of back it down a little bit, especially with the stuff between innings...
When the first vote totals for the MLB All-Star Game were released last week, David Wright was in second. A desperate Mets marketing department didn’t want Wright to lose to Pablo Sandoval for the second year in a row, especially not with the game being held at Citi Field. So one employee decided to turn to an untapped voting base, one that would support Wright...
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Adam Wainwright became the major leagues' first 10-game winner by pitching seven scoreless innings and sent Matt Harvey to his first loss of the season, leading the St. Louis Cardinals over the New York Mets 2-1 Thursday in a classic pitching matchup.
Wainwright (10-3) retired his first 11 batters before David Wright's single, and allowed four hits with six strikeouts and...
NEW YORK (AP) -- Adam Wainwright became the major leagues' first 10-game winner by pitching seven scoreless innings and sent Matt Harvey to his first loss of the season, leading the St. Louis Cardinals over the New York Mets 2-1 Thursday in a classic pitching matchup.
Wainwright (10-3) retired his first 11 batters before David Wright's single, and allowed four hits with...
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Major League Baseball announced that Robinson Cano (AL) and David Wright (NL) will be the captains for the upcoming All-Star Game Home Run Derby on July 15th at Citi Field in New York. Wright and Cano will be selecting three teammates each to round out the AL and NL squads. It's unclear whether Cano will select Kansas City's Billy Butler—who Cano snubbed when he was captain...
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If you didn't see it yesterday, you must check out this video of Cuban superstar Alfredo Despaigne admiring his home run. It takes him 8.5 seconds before he even starts running!
Now on to the (disappointing in comparison) trots!
Home Run of the Day: Robinson Cano, New York Yankees - 20.91 seconds [video]
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