Yulieski and Lourdes Gurriel Defect from Cuba to Pursue MLB Deals

Two very highly regarded Cuban National stars, Yulieski Gurriel and his brother Lourdes Gurriel, Jr., have defected from Cuba and intend to pursue MLB deals once they’ve established residency and are granted free agency by the commissioner’s office according to Jesse Sanchez of MLB.com. Because each brother has more than five years as Serie Nacional players, they are exempt...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

David Wright Wants Cespedes Back

Is the momentum building? In an interview with the NY Daily News’ Kristie Ackert, David Wright now says he would like to see Yoenis Cespedes return to Queens for the 2016 season. I will put my name behind the statement that Yo was a good teammate on the field and a great teammate off the field,” Wright said. “And I hope we find a way to bring him back.” “With that said...
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18 days ago  |  Discuss

David Wright Reportedly Doing Captain Stuff

If you thought David Wright was simply chilling out at home this Winter and hanging his stockings by the chimney with care, think again. The Mets captain was so engaged on social media, that as soon as he saw the story building up that Neil Walker was about to be a Met, he took immediate action. Bill Brink, who my auto-correct insists is Bill Brit, he of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette...
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December 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Philosophy Of Flexibility Part II – Infield Evaluation

In part one of the Philosophy of Flexibility I outlined the different types of flexibility that are used to construct a baseball team. These areas were positional, lineup, pitching and financial flexibility. Applying this lens to the Mets current roster, the biggest area of concern from this perspective is the construction of the infield. Infield Evaluation Assuming Lucas Duda...
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November 29, 2015  |  Discuss

MMO Mailbag: Trading For Todd Frazier, Moving Wright To First Base

Tom K. asks… I am not a big Lucas Duda fan mostly because his cold streaks drive me nuts. He has like four hot weeks spread out over a six month season. If David Wright is eventually going to be moved to 1B for health and durability issues, why not do it now and trade Duda for a third baseman, maybe Todd Frazier? Isn’t he on the block? Connor replies… First of all, the...
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November 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Mets360 2015 projection review: David Wright

Next up in our projection series is David Wright.  All of were thrilled that Wright made it back to the playoffs with the Mets.  Unfortunately his season was marred by injury, one that left most of us wondering if he’d be able to continue playing at a high level.  But before we get to that, take a moment to review our original prediction piece on him from the beginning of 2015...
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November 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Simon: Transitioning David Wright To First Base

New York Mets captain David Wright has played third base in his entire major league career so far and has been pretty solid at it. He is a two time Gold Glover who won the award at third base back in 2007 and 2008 and his defense has been good for a long time. Until 2015. Wright has struggled defensively this season mainly because of the spinal stenosis injury that caused him to...
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November 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Mets Payroll Is Roughly $92 Million Before Any Additions

Before making any new roster additions this offseason, the Mets payroll projects to be roughly $92 million for the 2016 season according to Adam Rubin of ESPN New York. He basically added up the guaranteed payroll commitments and arbitration projections that I posted on Monday and have included here for your convenience.  During a question and answer session at Citi Field this...
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November 04, 2015  |  Discuss

The Biggest Question For 2016 Is David Wright

On Sunday, David Wright admitted that perhaps he returned a bit prematurely from the spinal stenonsis that caused him to miss more than four months of the regular season. He told Barry M. Bloom of MLB.com that he will sit down with his doctors during the offseason and determine a routine that will keep him active and productive on a regular basis next season. “I’m hoping that...
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November 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Mets doomed by miscues, inexperience in World Series

Give the Royals and inch, and they’ll take a mile. The ultimate opportunists of baseball were justly crowed World Champions on Sunday in typical Kansas City fashion. Overcoming the dominance of Matt Harvey and the specter of a Game 6 at Kauffman Stadium, the Royals rallied from a 2-0 deficit in the ninth inning – eventually tying it by doing what they do best: taking advantage...
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November 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Woirld Series Reactions From Mets and Royals

David Wright: “It stings and it hurts. … They played better than us. They deserve to be champions. … You come so close to winning the World Series and there are different sets of emotions. There’s one where you’re frustrated and hurt because you’ve made it so far and you’ve come so close. But on the other side, you feel extremely proud of what everyone has done and...
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November 02, 2015  |  Discuss

David Wright had teammates salute fans after loss

The New York Mets were eliminated in heartbreaking fashion four games to one in the World Series courtesy of a 7-2 Game 5 loss and then were forced to watch the Kansas City Royals celebrate their championship on the Citi Field turf. But that didn’t stop David Wright from leading his Mets teammates out onto the field from the clubhouse for one last salute to the fans still inside...
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November 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Fiction v Facts : THe True Story Revealed

FICTION:  The Yanks persevered last night and defeated their cross-town rivals, 7-2 in twelve innings. The Mets had played brilliantly, and Matt Harvey was spinning a shut-out  At the end of 8 innings, the score was 2-0 Mets ( The 2 run total, ironically, was the same maximum run production per game generated by the Yankees in 2015).There was an overhanging fear, however, and that...
November 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Mets come out of clubhouse to salute Citi Field fans after losing World Series (VIDEO)

Still chanting "Let's Go Mets" long after the final out of the World Series, hundreds of Mets fans asked for and got a curtain call from their team after losing Game 5 to the Royals — putting an disappointing end to their fantastic season. It was a heart-wrenching loss Sunday night, but that didn't stop David Wright, Jacob deGrom, Wilmer Flores and most of the team from...
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November 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Halloween Pulls Merciless Trick On Mets Fans.

The Mets were streaming along.  A tough, but fairly routine, 3-1 lead over the Yankees through 7 innings.Cameras were increasingly panning the joy of Mets' fans at Shea ( what is that stadium called these days?  Chase Park?  Disney?).  The psychological warfare was let loose.  Fans had to be talking about, " evening up the series at 2-2"  Surely, then, the Mets would win two...
November 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Mets-Royals World Series Game 3: The Captain rights the ship

Before last night, David Wright was evoking memories of another captain who overstayed his welcome in the top part of the lineup. Then Wright showed how wrong those of us who doubted him were when he hit a two-run homer in his first home at bat in the World Series and later singled in two more runs to put Game 3 out of reach. The Mets' bats woke up to the tune of nine runs, and not...
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October 31, 2015  |  Discuss

David Wright isn't done yet

As the summer of 2015 dragged on without the presence of David Wright in the Mets’ lineup, questions surfaced about the Mets star’s future as a Major League ball player. He put some of those fears to rest with his first at-bat back with the Mets on August 24 when he launched a home run against the Phillies. But since then, every extended dry streak for The Captain has led to...
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October 31, 2015  |  Discuss

VIDEO: Mets Use Deep Ball To Win Game Three Of World Series

Heading into game three of the 2015 World Series, the New York Mets knew they had to get a win to have any shot at getting back into the race for the pennant. Down 2-0 in the series, the Mets fell behind early against the Kansas City Royals. In the bottom of the first, their bats came alive in a big way when David Wright went deep for a two run homer: The Royals would retake the...
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October 31, 2015  |  Discuss

Wright Crushes His First World Series Home Run In Big Four-RBI Night

Third baseman David Wright had his breakthrough moment during Game 3 of the World Series on Friday night. The Mets captain came through with a clutch two-run shot off the hard-throwing Royals’right-hander Yordano Ventura, to give the Mets an early 2-1 lead. “I was trying to tell myself to take it nice and easy, because he supplies the power. You throw upper nineties, you...
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October 31, 2015  |  Discuss

David Wright shows why he’s The Captain

After the first two games of the World Series, David Wright was hitting .182. He looked overmatched by the power fastballs of the Kansas City Royals. In the field, he looked stiff, and made the crucial error in the fourteenth inning of Game 1 that led to the winning run. There were calls for New York Mets manager Terry Collins to move Wright, obviously hampered by the effects of...
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October 31, 2015  |  Discuss

David Wright hits two-run homer to give Mets early lead (video)

When the New York Mets are looking for a clutch hit, they look to their captain, and David Wright often comes through for them. Trailing 1-0 early in the pivotal Game 3 of the World Series, the Mets were seeking a big hit, and Wright provided it. Wright saw a fastball from Yordano Ventura that was up in the zone, and he didn’t miss it. David Wright sees you, New York. https:/...
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October 31, 2015  |  Discuss

Playoff Prospectus: David Wright Beats the Heat by R.J. Anderson

Wright`s game-setting homer was more impressive that you might realize, and the Mets get back in the series.
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October 31, 2015  |  Discuss

David Wright Fuels Mets’ Offensive Explosion In World Series Game 3 (Videos)

David Wright was having a postseason to forget. The New York Mets third baseman was batting .171 with only seven hits in 41 at-bats heading into Game 3 of the World Series against the Kansas City Royals. But the captain came through in a big way during the Mets’ 9-3 win over the Royals at Citi Field. Wright hit his first home run of the playoffs during the first inning, and he...
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October 30, 2015  |  Discuss

WATCH: New York Mets 3B David Wright's Home Run Got Out Of The Park In A Hurry

David Wright has been playing for the New York Mets for sometime. He hasn't seen much of the postseason during his career, and there is no telling when he'll see it again (if ever). So it is a good thing that he did what every player wants to do at least once in his career early on in Game Three Friday night--he hit one of the park!The ball didn't waste anytime making it over the...
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October 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Terry Collins honors fallen officer with NYPD cap at presser

Terry Collins and the New York Mets may be down 0-2 heading into Game 3 of the World Series at Citi Field Friday, but the organization nevertheless took the time to pay tribute to a fallen NYPD officer. Collins, starting pitcher Noah Syndergaard and outfielder Michael Cuddyer all wore “NYPD” caps during their respective media sessions Thursday to honor the memory of slain...
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October 30, 2015  |  Discuss
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