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  1. The Roberto Clemente Award Nominees have been announced

    Sep 16, 2013, 3:30 PM EDT

    Clemente

    The Roberto Clemente Award goes to the Major Leaguer who “best exemplifies the game of baseball, sportsmanship, community involvement and the individual’s contribution to his team.” Clayton Kershaw won it last year.  The 2013 nominees — one per team — were just announced and are listed below. And now my annual complaint, albeit a minor one: Baseball has set…

  2. David Wright could be activated from the disabled list Tuesday

    Sep 14, 2013, 3:01 PM EDT

    David Wright AP

    The Mets are just playing out the string at this point, but it appears that David Wright will get some peace of mind going into the offseason. According to Anthony DiComo of MLB.com, Mets manager Terry Collins said this afternoon that Wright could be activated from the disabled list as soon as Tuesday against the…

  3. David Wright could be back next week

    Sep 11, 2013, 8:10 PM EDT

    david wright getty

    Adam Rubin of ESPN New York reports that Mets third baseman David Wright ran the bases on Wednesday afternoon for the first time since suffering a severe (Grade 3) hamstring strain in early August. The workout went well and Mets manager Terry Collins told Rubin that Wright has been cleared to run the bases again…

  4. David Wright still thinks he’ll play this year

    Sep 9, 2013, 4:30 PM EDT

    David Wright Getty

    Why? Because he’s a baseball player and they want to play, even if it makes little tactical sense. But nevertheless: David Wright believes there’s enough time to return this season. “I don’t think the clock is going to run out,” he said. — Adam Rubin (@AdamRubinESPN) September 9, 2013   Hamstrings can be a big…

  5. Terry Collins almost certain to be back in 2014

    Sep 2, 2013, 11:00 AM EDT

    Terry Collins

    Terry Collins is technically a lame duck as the Mets’ skipper. His contract runs out at the end of the month and, given his 213-246 record at the helm, it’s not as if there is a rich history of success in New York compelling the Mets to extend him.  Nevertheless, Buster Olney reports that extend…

  6. David Wright begins his rehab assignment

    Aug 30, 2013, 9:44 AM EDT

    david wright getty

    It seems like eons ago that David Wright was getting a standing ovation at the All-Star Game at Citi Field and was putting together an MVP-caliber season. But it was less than a month ago when he pulled his hamstring effectively ending his season. Or maybe not quite ending it, as the Star-Ledger reports that…

  7. Bryce Harper! Eric Young, Jr.! It’s Sunday Night Baseball!!

    Aug 28, 2013, 12:30 PM EDT

    old TV

    You lose Matt Harvey and David Wright to injuries and you trade away Marlon Byrd and this is what ESPN is left with to promote your team for Sunday Night Baseball: #Mets injuries have left ESPN no other choice but to use Eric Young, Jr. in a SNB ad: http://t.co/rIPUSGaoXZ — Chase Hughes (@chasehughesCSN) August…

  8. David Wright tests hamstring by running in outfield

    Aug 24, 2013, 2:03 PM EDT

    David Wright Getty

    Mets manager Terry Collins said earlier this month that he wasn’t counting on David Wright to make it back from his right hamstring strain this season, but his star third baseman is beginning to make some tangible progress. Adam Rubin of ESPNNewYork spotted Wright testing his hamstring by running in the outfield prior this afternoon…

  9. David Wright may miss the rest of the season

    Aug 10, 2013, 6:05 PM EDT

    David Wright

    Mets third baseman David Wright has been out since August 3 with a strained right hamstring. The initial prognosis had him missing three to five weeks, which would have had him back towards the end of August at the earliest, but manager Terry Collins is aware there is a chance the cornerstone of his lineup…

  10. The Mets calling up prospect Wilmer Flores to play third base

    Aug 5, 2013, 7:36 PM EDT

    Wilmer Flores

    With David Wright expected to miss the next 3-5 weeks with a Grade 3 strain of his right hamstring, Mike Puma of the New York Post reports that there’s a “good chance” the Mets will call up prospect Wilmer Flores to play third base in the next week. Mets fans have been clamoring for Flores’…

  11. David Wright is expected to miss 3-5 weeks

    Aug 4, 2013, 10:17 AM EDT

    david wright getty

    Mets third baseman David Wright was put on the disabled list Saturday with a right hamstring strain. Now there’s somewhat of a timetable for his return. According to Adam Rubin of ESPNNewYork.com, Wright has been diagnosed with a Grade 3 hamstring strain — which is likely to take 3-5 weeks to recover from. He’ll be…

  12. David Wright placed on disabled list with hamstring strain

    Aug 3, 2013, 12:30 PM EDT

    David Wright Getty

    The Mets announced this morning that third baseman David Wright was placed on the 15-day disabled list with a right hamstring strain. Outfielder Mike Baxter has been recalled from Triple-A Las Vegas to take his place on the active roster. Wright suffered the injury in last night’s game against the Royals while he was running…

  13. David Wright exits with apparent hamstring injury

    Aug 2, 2013, 11:01 PM EDT

    New York Mets v Atlanta Braves

    Mets third baseman David Wright had to be removed from the game in the tenth inning of tonight’s game against the Royals after beating out an infield single. About three quarters of the way down the line, Wright grabbed at the back of his leg and limped his way through the bag. Pitcher Zack Wheeler…

  14. The Mets totally shellack the Nats in the first game of today’s double header

    Jul 26, 2013, 5:02 PM EDT

    New York Mets v Washington Nationals - Game One

    I don’t guess one game of a doubleheader is usually that notable, but since it was the only day game today the Mets-Nats affair got my attention. And even if it hadn’t beforehand, man, it would have after it got going. The Mets demolished the Nationals 11-0. Jenrry Mejia got the start for New York…

  15. Your All-Star Game catchall comment thread

    Jul 16, 2013, 7:58 PM EDT

    Apple Citi Field

    We’re soon to be underway here at Citi Field. For those of you who missed it yesterday, here are your starting lineups for tonight’s Midsummer Classic. AMERICAN LEAGUE NATIONAL LEAGUE 1. Mike Trout, LF 1. Brandon Phillips, 2B 2. Robinson Cano, 2B 2. Carlos Beltran, RF 3. Miguel Cabrera, 3B 3. Joey Votto, 1B 4.…

  16. Yoenis Cespedes puts on a first round show in the Home Run Derby

    Jul 15, 2013, 10:04 PM EDT

    Chevrolet Home Run Derby

    Following the Home Run Derby from on-site is … weird. It’s a made for TV event, really. And when you’re sitting out behind the left field foul pole in a temporary press box that is sort of insulated from the sounds of the ballpark you lose your gravity pretty quickly. I had the MLB.com feed…

  17. Get your 2013 Home Run Derby talk here

    Jul 15, 2013, 8:00 PM EDT

    home-run-derby

    We get it. Not everybody is into the Home Run Derby. But some of you are and that’s totally fine. We’re here if you want to talk (or complain) about it. Feel free to use this as an open thread to discuss the festivities at Citi Field this evening. Below you’ll find the eight participants…

  18. Ballplayers: paid to hit and pitch, but they talk to the media anyway

    Jul 15, 2013, 4:30 PM EDT

    Media Day

    We’re in the middle of the NL player availabilities right now. The AL players will be made available in a few minutes. Somewhere right now there is a press conference about the Home Run Derby about to start. I’m not going to it because no one will be honest and say “Well, I’m just gonna…

  19. Previewing the Home Run Derby: Prince Fielder aims for third crown

    Jul 15, 2013, 3:44 PM EDT

    Prince Fielder

    Prince Fielder can join Ken Griffey Jr. as the only three-time winners of the Home Run Derby on Monday night, but to do it, he’ll have to best Chris Davis, who is currently on pace to hit 60 bombs this year. This year’s Home Run Derby field is unusual in that it features just three…

  20. Terry Collins wants Pirates fans to “reevaluate”

    Jul 14, 2013, 8:45 PM EDT

    Philadelphia Phillies v New York Mets

    The Home Run Derby created some unexpected drama when Mets third baseman David Wright picked childhood friend Michael Cuddyer over Pirates third baseman Pedro Alvarez. This caught the ire of Pirates fans, who felt that Alvarez was much more deserving of a selection. On Thursday, Cuddyer’s teammate and fellow Derby participant Carlos Gonzalez bowed out…

  21. Pirates beat Mets in 11, earn 55th win

    Jul 12, 2013, 11:10 PM EDT

    New York Mets v Pittsburgh Pirates

    Between Pedro Alvarez‘s first-inning, two-run home run and Jordy Mercer‘s walk-off RBI single to center in the 11th, the Pirates couldn’t muster much offense against Mets starter Jeremy Hefner and the bullpen. Pirates starter Charlie Morton held the Mets down through five, but allowed an RBI single to David Wright in the sixth and a…

  22. The 2013 Home Run Derby participants have been announced

    Jul 8, 2013, 6:49 PM EDT

    home-run-derby

    Just announced on ESPN’s SportsCenter, here are the participants for the 2013 Home Run Derby, which will take place next Monday at 8 p.m. ET at Citi Field in New York. Keep in mind that all of the players selected were also chosen for the All-Star Game. So there’s no Giancarlo Stanton here. Oh well.…

  23. Pouliot’s midseason award picks: NL MVP

    Jul 5, 2013, 6:37 PM EDT

    Carlos Gonzalez

    Now it’s time for the NL midseason MVP, and this year’s picture to date is just as confusing as last year’s was, in my opinion. Of course, the BBWAA decided on Buster Posey pretty handily last year(27 of 32 first-place votes), but I ultimately picked Yadier Molina from a close group of five players. Here…

  24. All-Star voting update: down the stretch they come!

    Jul 2, 2013, 5:06 PM EDT

    2013 All Star Game Logo

    Fan voting ends Thursday. Here are the results through yesterday for both leagues as we hit the home stretch: AMERICAN LEAGUE FIRST BASE 1. Chris Davis, Orioles, 5,468,703 2. Prince Fielder, Tigers, 3,280,681 3. Albert Pujols, Angels, 1,140,420 4. Mike Napoli, Red Sox, 1,123,281 5. Mitch Moreland, Rangers, 1,007,675 SECOND BASE 1. Robinson Cano, Yankees,…

  25. Your midseason awards winners, according to WAR

    Jul 1, 2013, 6:09 PM EDT

    Carlos Gomez

    Here’s how WAR, both the Baseball-reference and Fangraphs versions, rates the top players as of the midway point of the season. AL MVP (Baseball-Reference) 1. Manny Machado – 4.9 2. Miguel Cabrera – 4.9 3. Chris Sale – 4.4 4. Dustin Pedroia – 4.3 5. Chris Davis – 4.2 AL MVP (Fangraphs) 1. Miguel Cabrera…

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