Found June 24, 2013 on
By: Joe Vasile
While a lot of attention has recently been paid to the Mets unorthodox methods of promoting David Wright’s all-star candidacy, the much bigger story is that Wright is posting numbers worthy of an all-star in 2013.
Only two years ago, it seemed nearly unfathomable that Wright would ever post an all-star caliber season again, but his resurgence this year and last create what has truly been a fascinating career arc.
Wright’s career can be defined by three eras. The Shea Years (2004 – 2008), The Early Citi Years (2009 – 2011), and The Recent Citi Years (2012 – Present).
The Shea Years (2004 – 2008)
Wright’s first five seasons with the Mets were nothing short of fantastic. He posted a combined .309/.289/.533 slash line, including an MVP-caliber season in 2007. In this time he also won his two Gold Glove awards, two Silver Slugger awards, started the All-Star Game three times, finished in the top ten in MVP voting three times, was worth 26.0 Wins Above Replacement, and ...
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This morning on WFAN, Craig Carton was ripping Ike Davis over a report from a source who told him that Davis went ballistic in the clubhouse after the Mets opted to promote Zack Lutz instead of him.
“How can they promote him over ****ing me,” he reportedly screamed at manager Wally Backman..
He became such a distraction, that Backman called Sandy Alderson to intervene and calm...
The Mets have just finished playing eight road games against the Braves and Phillies and went 5-3 in the process. Ordinarily this would be cause for celebration but in a season mismanaged nearly all the way around, it hardly merits a “woo-hoo!” With fans joining management in punting the 2013 season, instead we look ahead to the future.
Our first glimpse of Zack Wheeler has...
The Mets obliterated the Philadelphia Phillies this afternoon by the score of 8-0 to take the series, their second straight on this road trip. It was the Mets’ third shutout victory of the season.
David Wright led the Mets’ 12-hit attack with four hits including two doubles, a triple and his 12th home run of the season. It marked his first career game with four extra-base hits...
The starting role for the All-Star Game is Matt Harvey’s for the taking. With three more starts for the New York Mets, including an audition for San Francisco and National League manager Bruce Bochy, should Harvey run the table and go into the break at 10-1 with an ERA close to 2.00, it is totally realistic.
Unless Harvey tanks, he should get the ball.
HARVEY: Should get All-Star...
With Jonathon Niese going on the disabled list, the Mets’ decision on which pitcher to drop from the rotation was delayed. That’s good news for Jeremy Hefner and Shaun Marcum, the two leading candidates to be removed. Let’s take a minute to look at the pros and cons for Hefner remaining a starter, if and when Niese returns this season.
The biggest pro for Hefner is his recent...
Updated by Daniel N. at 10:00 PM
Lucus Duda is now on the 15-day DL with a left intercostal strain Adam Rubin of ESPNNewYork has reported.
The Mets have recalled infielder Zach Lutz from Triple-A to replace him on the roster.
Lutz was hitting .286 with seven home runs and 37 RBIs in 53 Pacific Coast League games.
Lucas Duda has an injured side muscle, and will meet...
The Mets’ short-season affiliates got their seasons underway this past week. Those affiliates are, in order from most advanced to least, the Brooklyn Cyclones (New York-Penn League), the Kingsport Mets (Appalachian League), and the GCL Mets (Gulf Coast League). The Cyclones are at the short-season A class-level while both Kingsport and the GCL team are rookie level. Though the...
I had two emails from readers asking me why the Mets elected to promote Zack Lutz rather than Ike Davis this weekend.
The fact is that the Mets didn’t want to set David up for failure and with three lefties coming up in John Lannan of the Phillies, and John Danks and Chris Sale of the White Sox, they thought it best to leave Davis in Las Vegas where he can continue getting used...
The New York Mets have signed a minor league agreement with Mexican League pitcher Giancarlo Alvarado.
The 35-year-old right hander has officially signed with the team, according to Mike Puma of the New York Post.
Previously with the Saraperos de Saltillo of the Mexican League, Alvarado was 0-2 with a 4.03 ERA over 38 innings pitched this season.
After beginning his career with the...
In 2012, Ike Davis had valley fever.
In 2012, Ike Davis was rusty because he had missed so much playing time in 2011.
In 2012, the hitting approach impacted Ike Davis negatively.
In 2012, Ike Davis didn’t have enough lineup protection or he was shuffled around the order too much.
In 2012, Ike Davis should have been sent to the minors but instead he was allowed to “work things...
The Mets have traded Collin Cowgill to the Los Angeles Angels in exchange for minor league right fielder Kyle Johnson.
Johnson, 23, was batting .308 with with a .414 on base and had 16 doubles, three triples, two home runs and 30 RBI in 67 games for Single-A Burlington. He also had 30 stolen bases.
The right-handed hitting outfielder was drafted in the 25th round of the 2012 Draft...
According to Adam Rubin of ESPN New York, The New York Mets have traded OF Collin Cowgill to the Los Angeles Angels for minor league OF Kyle Johnson. Cowgill was acquired last December from the Oakland Athletics in exchange for third baseman Jefry Marte and was appointed the club’s opening day center fielder this year, but never got a prolonged opportunity to play despite an impressive...
Former Mets’ star Lee Mazzilli made the borough of Brooklyn his stomping grounds growing up.
Abraham Lincoln H.S. in Coney Island was his home until the Mets drafted him right out of high school in 1973.
Lee and L.J. Mazzilli (Photo by Jim Mancari)
Located just a mile and half from Lincoln down Ocean Parkway and on Surf Avenue is MCU Park. Though the stadium wasn’t there during...
The Mets travel to the South Side of Chicago for Wheeler Day! The Mets are coming off of a needed off day after pounding the Phillies in an 8-0 win. Harvey was great pitching 6 shutout innings (he was stopped by the rain, but really he was stopped by the umpires who were stopped by the rain) and David Wright had himself a day going 4-5, 2 2B, 3B, HR. Today Wheeler looks to build...
After a much-needed day off the White Sox are back with a short two game series with the New York Mets.
Chris Sale is in the mound office today and John Danks is scheduled for tomorrow.
Grab a coffee and see you soon.
*2 – 1 (Mets Lead)
Mets - (double,steals third)(struck out)(walk,stole second)(fly out to short right center,runner scores)(single...