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  1. David Wright and Robinson Cano named captains for next month’s 2013 Home Run Derby

    Jun 11, 2013, 8:25 PM EDT

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    Major League Baseball is doing that thing again where they pick an American League and National League captain for the Home Run Derby and then let those captains round up a team of competitors. That system got Robinson Cano booed last year in Kansas City because he did not select host city favorite Billy Butler…

  2. The first round of NL All-Star balloting results has been released

    Jun 4, 2013, 1:30 PM EDT

    2013 All Star Game Logo

    Yesterday was the AL, today the Senior Circuit. Here are the vote leaders by position: First Base: Joey Votto, 1,044,742 Second Base: Brandon Phillips, 1,019,240 Third Base: Pablo Sandoval, 1,094,475 Shortstop: Troy Tulowitzki, 1,025,844 Outfield: Justin Upton, 1,184,249, Bryce Harper, 1,182,532, Ryan Braun 945,665 Catcher: Buster Posey, 1,275,956 They don’t do DH balloting in the NL, obviously.  All of the vote totals can…

  3. Mets get to Mariano Rivera in 9th, beat Yankees 2-1

    May 28, 2013, 11:53 PM EDT

    Mariano Rivera

    After 626 saves in 19 seasons, Mariano Rivera doesn’t have many firsts left. The Mets, however, tagged him with an unfortunate one Tuesday, collecting three straight hits off him in the ninth to overcome a 1-0 deficit and beat the Yankees 2-1. It was the first time Rivera had ever taken a blown save or…

  4. The NL All-Star starting lineup will outshine the AL’s

    May 22, 2013, 11:42 PM EDT

    Justin Upton

    OK, so there hasn’t been any actual All-Star ballot results released yet. That doesn’t mean I can’t do my fun little exercise here. What follows is my best guess at the All-Star Game starting lineups. National League CF Andrew McCutchen 2B Brandon Phillips 1B Joey Votto LF Justin Upton RF Bryce Harper 3B David Wright…

  5. And That Happened: Thursday’s scores and highlights

    May 17, 2013, 6:40 AM EDT

    Detroit Tigers' Verlander reacts after leaving the game against Texas Rangers in their MLB American League baseball game in Arlington

    Rangers 10, Tigers 4: So much for pitching porn. Darvish wasn’t exactly sharp early but he ultimately settled down. Meanwhile, who put the benzedrine in Mr. Verlander’s Ovaltine? He was a hot mess. And I do mean hot. He was lighting up the radar gun in the early innings but was overthrowing and seemed to…

  6. David Wright (and many others) will swing pink bats today

    May 12, 2013, 11:50 AM EDT

    david wright bats

    Here’s a look, via MLB.com’s Anthony DiComo, at the Mother’s Day bats that Mets third baseman David Wright will use in Sunday afternoon’s series finale against the Pirates …

  7. David Wright sitting out tonight’s game with neck injury

    Apr 29, 2013, 4:51 PM EDT

    David Wright AP

    David Wright was scratched from the Mets’ lineup for tonight’s game against the Marlins with a sore neck and manager Terry Collins called him “day-to-day.” Justin Turner is drawing the start at third base in place of Wright, who started each of the Mets’ first 23 games after dealing with a rib injury during the…

  8. Mets get a walkoff grand slam to beat Dodgers in 10

    Apr 25, 2013, 12:14 AM EDT

    New York Mets Jordany Valdespin celebrates after hitting grand-slam walk-off home run to beat Los Angeles Dodgers in MLB game in New York

    Jordany Valdespin‘s first homer of 2013 was memorable; he delivered a grand slam off Josh Wall in the bottom of the 10th to give the Mets a 7-3 win over the Dodgers on Wednesday. It was the second walkoff slam of the year, with Baltimore’s Matt Wieters collecting the other. Valdespin, who earlier entered the…

  9. And That Happened: Tuesday’s scores and highlights

    Apr 17, 2013, 6:49 AM EDT

    Royals Braves Basaeball

    Braves 6, Royals 3: I suppose the Braves will lose again at some point. I just don’t know when that point is. The team has 25 homers in 13 games. Yankees 4, Diamondbacks 2: I wasn’t watching this, but as I was going to bed people on Twitter were noting that Mariano Rivera was coming…

  10. David Wright will be ready for Opening Day

    Mar 29, 2013, 10:15 AM EDT

    David Wright AP

    Finally some good news for the Mets. Back when David Wright suffered an intercostal strain during the World Baseball Classic his status for Opening Day was very much in doubt, but he’s recovered quickly enough to be in the Game 1 lineup. Wright had six plate appearances and played five innings defensively at third base…

  11. Justin Turner exits Grapefruit League game with calf strain

    Mar 27, 2013, 9:43 PM EDT

    justin turner getty

    The Mets won’t have Justin Turner for their opener. According to ESPN New York’s Adam Rubin, the infielder was diagnosed with a left calf strain after making an early exit from Wednesday evening’s Grapefruit League game against the Astros. Calf strains usually come with varying recovery timetables, but it’s a near-certainty that he will miss…

  12. David Wright swings bat for first time since intercostal strain

    Mar 23, 2013, 1:47 PM EDT

    David Wright AP

    After running, fielding grounders and playing catch yesterday, David Wright took some swings off a tee in the cage this morning for the first time since a strained left intercostal muscle caused him to withdraw from the World Baseball Classic last week. Wright said that he felt no pain during his workout and still hopes…

  13. Mets officially name David Wright as team captain

    Mar 21, 2013, 9:20 PM EDT

    David Wright AP

    We already knew this was coming at some point, but the Mets made it official this afternoon. David Wright was named the fourth captain in the team’s history, joining John Franco, Keith Hernandez and Gary Carter. Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter and White Sox first baseman Paul Konerko are the only other active designated “captains” in…

  14. Terry Collins says that David Wright will be ready for Opening Day

    Mar 21, 2013, 9:43 AM EDT

    david wright getty

    David Wright has been shut down with an intercostal strain and was expected to miss several weeks, including Opening Day. Terry Collins is more optimistic than that, however, with Mike Puma of the New York Post reporting that Collins is “confident” that Wright will be ready for Opening Day. Obviously it’s more important that he’s…

  15. David Wright to be named Mets team captain

    Mar 18, 2013, 3:02 PM EDT

    David Wright

    Andy Martino reports that the Mets are going to name David Wright “Team Captain” before Opening Day: Team officials refuse to confirm until all plans are finalized, but a person aware of the process said that Wright would want to speak with teammates before officially accepting such an honor. Also, it has not yet been…

  16. Turner, Valdespin could replace Wright, Murphy in Mets’ Opening Day lineup

    Mar 17, 2013, 7:34 PM EDT

    David Wright

    Opening Day for the Mets could be very uninspiring. With Johan Santana unlikely to be ready, it is looking like David Wright and Daniel Murphy could join him on the bench, according to ESPN’s Adam Rubin: If David Wright and Murphy both open the season on the DL, Collins added, he likely would use Justin…

  17. David Wright has no regrets about playing in the WBC

    Mar 17, 2013, 5:29 PM EDT

    david wright getty

    David Wright reported back to Mets camp on Sunday morning and offered some perspective for those wanting to blame the World Baseball Classic on his back injury. ESPN New York’s Adam Rubin has the message: “You can get hurt in spring training,” the third baseman said. “You can get hurt before spring training. Playing baseball,…

  18. Justin Turner exits game with sprained ankle

    Mar 16, 2013, 4:14 PM EDT

    Justin Turner

    David Wright‘s status for the start of the season is in doubt due to an intercostal strain and now his likely replacement at third base is hurting. Justin Turner left the fourth inning of this afternoon’s Grapefruit League game due to a sprained right ankle. He suffered the injury when he got his legs tangled…

  19. David Wright diagnosed with intercostal strain, may begin season on disabled list

    Mar 15, 2013, 4:04 PM EDT

    David Wright Getty

    David Wright has much bigger problems than missing the rest of the World Baseball Classic, as the Mets announced that the third baseman has been diagnosed with a “moderate intercostal strain.” There’s no official timetable yet for his recovery, but manager Terry Collins guessed that Wright could begin the season on the disabled list and…

  20. Chase Headley could replace David Wright on USA roster for WBC finals

    Mar 15, 2013, 1:16 PM EDT

    Chase Headley

    If the United States can make it to the World Baseball Classic finals Chase Headley could replace the injured David Wright on the roster. Wright was scratched from last night’s game against the Dominican Republic with back soreness, but WBC rules bar teams from replacing players mid-round. Headley told Bill Center of the San Diego…

  21. 2013 Preview: New York Mets

    Mar 15, 2013, 1:00 PM EDT

    Washington Nationals v New York Mets

    Between now and Opening Day, HardballTalk will take a look at each of baseball’s 30 teams, asking the key questions, the not-so-key questions, and generally breaking down their chances for the 2013 season. Up next: The New York Mets. The Big Question: Can David Wright carry the Mets to .500? The Mets are in a…

  22. Dominican Republic beats Kimbrel, U.S. to reach WBC semis

    Mar 14, 2013, 10:31 PM EDT

    R.A. Dickey

    Craig Kimbrel allowed a total of one double in 62 2/3 innings for the Braves last year. Maybe even more impressive, he allowed just one hit with a man in scoring position. He never allowed multiple hits in an inning. On Thursday, he gave up one double and two hits with men in scoring position…

  23. David Wright scratched from Team USA lineup due to a rib cage injury

    Mar 14, 2013, 6:59 PM EDT

    David Wright Getty

    Team USA will be without their hottest hitter for tonight’s second-round World Baseball Classic matchup against the Dominican Republic. According to MLB Network, David Wright was scratched from tonight’s lineup due to a sore back. Willie Bloomquist will make the start at third base in his place and bat ninth, which is a pretty significant…

  24. R.A. Dickey back on the mound for Team USA vs. the Dominican Republic

    Mar 14, 2013, 6:31 PM EDT

    Dickey Arencibia Getty

    Below you’ll find the starting lineups for Thursday night’s second-round World Baseball Classic game between Team USA and Team Dominican Republic at Marlins Park in Miami. First pitch is scheduled for 7:00 p.m. ET. TEAM USA TEAM DOMINICAN REPUBLIC 1. Jimmy Rollins, SS 1. Jose Reyes, SS 2. Brandon Phillips, 2B 2. Miguel Tejada, 3B…

  25. Gio Gonzalez pitches brilliantly and David Wright drives in five as USA defeats Puerto Rico

    Mar 12, 2013, 11:29 PM EDT

    gio gonzalez usa getty

    Gio Gonzalez was in mid-season form and David Wright continued his recent run of heroics as Team USA topped a punchless Puerto Rico squad 7-1 on Tuesday night at Marlins Park in Little Havana. Gonzalez went five scoreless innings, allowing only three hits, walking none and fanning five. His fastball hit 93-94 mph consistently and…

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