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David Wright’s hot spring a sign of things to come

David Wright’s career has one of the most fascinating arcs in recent baseball history.  From 2004-2008, he produced at budding superstar levels; in 2009 and 2010, he was good but not great; 2011 was a lost season owing to a back injury.  It appeared that after a few promising years, Wright could no longer be counted on as the cornerstone player for the Mets. Then came 2012 and...
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New York Mets: Five bold predictions for 2015

Opening Day is almost upon us, meaning it is time once again to do some bold predictions for the upcoming season, a season that hopefully provides more promise than we’ve seen in the past few years. In looking at the New York Mets here are four predictions to look for in 2015. 1. At least three prospects will make their debuts Long Island product Steven Matz looks to make his...
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Is A Potential Power Surge In David Wright’s Future?

It may only be spring training, but David Wright is starting to look like his old self again. In Sunday’s game against the Yankees, Wright launched an opposite field home run off of CC Sabathia. Then on Tuesday, Wright went 1-for-3 and blasted a towering two-run homer off Collin McHugh, his third of the spring. His average now stands at .303 with a .565 slugging and .916 OPS....
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Long Says Mets Will Need Serious Contributions From Wright, Granderson, Murphy To Win

New Mets hitting coach Kevin Long gave Dan Martin of the New York Post a player by player progress report as the team enjoyed a day off on Wednesday. “I’ve seen good things from a lot of these guys,” the hitting coach said. “Kirk Nieuwenhuis has been good. Ruben Tejada has been better. And Wilmer Flores, he just doesn’t miss. If you throw a strike, he’s going to do damage...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

David Wright, Mets host families of slain NYPD officers (photos)

It was reported earlier this week that the New York Mets would be welcoming the families of Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu, the two NYPD officers slain execution-style in their squad car in December, to spring training this weekend. David Wright, whose father was a cop, discussed how much it meant to him personally to...Read More The post David Wright, Mets host families of slain...
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25 days ago  |  Discuss

No More Mr. Nice Guy

There’s something different about David Wright this year, something I first started noticing a couple of months ago when he reported to Port St. Lucie to train and workout with Mike Barwis. From day one, Wright’s always been a classy guy who has represented the team well, and could always be counted on to say and do the right things. Win or lose, Wright always stands tall by...
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28 days ago  |  Discuss

David Wright Notes: Health, October Baseball and The Future

Although the Mets position players are not due to report to Port St. Lucie until February 24th, David Wright is already putting in work on the field and talking to the media. He sat down for about 25 minutes today with various members of the media to talk about his shoulder, his expectations for the season, playoff baseball and more. Here are a few key points extracted from his...
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February 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Mets star David Wright reaches out to sons of slain NYPD officer

When David Wright heard about the sons of slain NYPD officer Rafael Ramos, he felt obligated to do something.   The New York Mets captain is the son of a cop himself, so on Christmas Eve, he called Jaden and Justin Ramos, who lost their father when he and another officer were murdered in Brooklyn on Saturday. Wright had a 15-minute conversation with the boys and offered them a...
December 25, 2014  |  Discuss

David Wright should be benched for his own good

Every so often a team is on the verge of competing, but needs a big bat to push them over the edge. In 2014, the Mets are that team, but when the trading deadline came and went at the end of July, no moves were made. That’s because the Mets already have that big bat in David Wright. They are just waiting for him to be David Wright. 2014 hasn’t been overly kind to Wright who’s...
August 05, 2014  |  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...
June 12, 2014  |  Discuss

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