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DAVID WRIGHT RUMORS & GOSSIP

10 Years In: What is David Wright’s Legacy?

Believe it or not, today marks the 10th anniversary of David Wright’s Major League debut. As we reach this milestone, it is an appropriate time to assess his legacy with the team. Selected during the supplemental round of the 2001 amateur draft (20 picks after Aaron Heilman if you can believe it), David Wright served as a compensatory pick after the Mets lost Mike Hampton to the...
Via Mets Merized Online
14 hours ago  |  Discuss

What’s the single best offensive season for a Met?

If you ask most Mets fans, they will tell you that Dwight Gooden probably has had the best single-season pitching performance by a Met back in 1985 (13.2 WAR!). Nobody comes close to that. It’s the best performance in the post Babe Ruth era, with only Steve Carlton posting a 12.5 in 1972 coming close. The Mets are known for their pitching, between Seaver/Doc/Dickey, they have...
Via Mets360.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Wright Says It’s Time For Mets To Be Adding Pieces

On Friday night, Sandy Alderson told reporters he was optimistic about his team’s chances in the second half which began with a win against the Padres in San Diego. “Sometimes you gotta believe, right?” Alderson asked before the game. “This is a time.” With 66 games remaining in the season and the team in third place and gaining traction, Sandy likes our odds. “Somebody...
Via Mets Merized Online
2 days ago  |  Discuss

All Star Game Hangover: I’m With 28 and Have We Wasted Wright’s Prime?

The end of yet another Mid-Summer Classic… I swear that I complain more and more about these All Star Games every passing year, but maybe I’m just getting crankier as I get older. I was hoping they would have been able to squeeze in 60 seconds during the four hour Derek Jeter love-fest to perhaps honor the memories of Tony Gwynn, Don Zimmer and Frank Cashen. But what the heck...
Via Mets Merized Online
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: New York Mets looking to make trades as deadline nears

With Major League Baseball’s trade deadline just over two weeks away, the New York Mets may be looking to shake things up. ESPN New York’s Adam Rubin reports the Mets have made veteran pitcher Bartolo Colon available in trade talks, and have identified positions they’d like to upgrade through trades. The Mets most glaring need is at shortstop. The team lacks a major contributor...
Via Sports-Glory
7 days ago  |  Discuss

David Wright Takes Night Shift As Barber

In an article on ESPN.com, Adam Rubin noted a funny incident that happened in the Mets clubhouse on Sunday. Apparently Jacob deGrom hit a ball while taking batting practice that missed just missed hitting David Wright who was stretching on the field. As payback, the Mets captain sneaked up on deGrom with a pair of scissors and cut a lock of his long flowing hair. He then took...
Via Mets Merized Online
7 days ago  |  Discuss

David Wright to get cortisone shot

David Wright insisted he does not deserve to represent the Mets at Tuesday's All-Star Game. More candidly, the captain confessed Sunday morning, even if the National League needed a late replacement, he would be unable to perform. Dogged by a bruised left rotator cuff and inflammation that recently sidelined him for a week, Wright told ESPNNewYork.com he will receive a cortisone...
Via Pro Sports Daily
8 days ago  |  Discuss

David Wright doesn't think he deserves to be All-Star

PHOTO COURTESY: HOWARD SIMMONS/NY DAILY NEWS When it comes to the MLB All-Star game, David Wright has been a mainstay for the Mets.  He has represented the Mets seven times and is the franchise’s all-time leader in most offensive categories.  In the off season he signed an eight year contract extension in hopes to stay with the Amazins’ for his entire career, which would be...
Via New York Sports-Kings
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Debate: Should the Mets Have Dealt Wright in 2012?

The New York Mets inked David Wright to an eight-year, $138M extension in November 2012 in a move lauded by fans as a step in the right direction for the frequently disappointing franchise. Wright, then a 29-year-old coming off of a monster .306/.391/.492 campaign, took a substantial discount to stay with the club he has never desired to leave. The Amazin’s lost homegrown shortstop...
Via Around Citi
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Trading David Wright? What the what?

There has been talk festering throughout the Mets’ blogosphere that the Mets should admit that they are going nowhere fast, swallow their pride and trade David Wright away for prospects while he still has some value. Wait, what? You mean trading the franchise and the effervescent face of the franchise? Well, before we dismiss it totally, as Brian Joura pointed the other day, Wright...
Via Mets360.com
June 12, 2014  |  Discuss
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