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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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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12 days ago  |  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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14 days ago  |  Discuss

A Most Crucial Off-Season for the Mets Begins Today

Over their first seven years the New York Metropolitans had not exactly set the baseball world on fire. From 1962 through 1968, they compiled a record of 394-737 and finished a combined 288 ½ games back. In seven seasons, they’d finished 10th five times and 9th twice. Coming into 1969, there was some cautious optimism. Gil Hodges, the teams fourth manager, was in his second...
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15 days ago  |  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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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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21 days ago  |  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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22 days ago  |  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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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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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...

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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Five Takeaways From Mets Stunning Game 3 Victory

Last night the Mets finally responded with a knockout of their own led by the God of Thunder and Captain America in a 9-3 Game 3 win over the Kansas City Royals at Citi Field. Here are five things I took away from the victory last night: 1. Noah Syndergaard is just a rookie but he didn’t pitch like one last night keeping his composure after two rough innings to start his outing...
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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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24 days ago  |  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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24 days ago  |  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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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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24 days ago  |  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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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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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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24 days ago  |  Discuss

Wright, Mets crush Royals as Syndergaard stays strong

It’s almost as though every angle and storyline has been covered already. There are 377 assigned seats in the Citi Field press box (including auxiliary seating), and plenty more media members offering perspectives from afar. The World Series doesn’t lack ink, electronic or otherwise. But this is baseball. There’s always something more to write, because you never know what...
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24 days ago  |  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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24 days ago  |  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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Mets pitching coach: I still think we’re going to win this thing

After suffering a heartbreaking and then a demoralizing loss, respectively, in Games 1 and 2 of the World Series at Kauffman Stadium, the New York Mets are eager for some home cooking courtesy of the friendly confines of Citi Field. So much so, in fact, that Mets pitching coach Dan Warthen boldly stated he believes the team as a whole is confident it can rally from an 0-2 deficit...
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Jacob deGrom and New York Mets Look to Bounce Back in Game Two

David Wright #5 of the New York Mets bobbles the ball in the fourteenth inning against the Kansas City Royals during Game One of the 2015 World Series at Kauffman Stadium on October 27, 2015 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Kyle Rivas/Getty Images) It took the Kansas City Royals 14 innings to take Game 1 of the World Series from the New York Mets. Alex Gordon played the role...
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27 days ago  |  Discuss

Wright’s Error Leads To Shocking Game 1 Loss For Mets

It took David Wright 12 years to get to the World Series and in his first game in the Fall Classic he’d be the first to tell you he had a pretty rough night. Sure, Wright went 2-for-7 with two singles at the plate, but those other at-bats were pretty ugly and two in particular were painful to watch as well. The Mets captain struck out looking against Edinson Volquez with two runners...
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27 days ago  |  Discuss
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