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

    Mar 17, 2013, 7:34 PM EST

    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…

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

    Mar 17, 2013, 5:29 PM EST

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    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,…

  3. Justin Turner exits game with sprained ankle

    Mar 16, 2013, 4:14 PM EST

    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…

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

    Mar 15, 2013, 4:04 PM EST

    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…

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

    Mar 15, 2013, 1:16 PM EST

    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…

  6. 2013 Preview: New York Mets

    Mar 15, 2013, 1:00 PM EST

    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…

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

    Mar 14, 2013, 10:31 PM EST

    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…

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

    Mar 14, 2013, 6:59 PM EST

    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…

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

    Mar 14, 2013, 6:31 PM EST

    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…

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

    Mar 12, 2013, 11:29 PM EST

    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…

  11. Giancarlo Stanton back in USA’s lineup vs. Puerto Rico

    Mar 12, 2013, 7:18 PM EST

    team usa getty

    Below you’ll find the starting lineups for Tuesday night’s second-round World Baseball Classic game between Team USA and Team Puerto Rico at Marlins Park in Miami. First pitch is scheduled for 8:00 p.m. ET. TEAM USA TEAM PUERTO RICO 1. Jimmy Rollins, SS 1. Angel Pagan, CF 2. Brandon Phillips, 2B 2. Irving Falu, 2B…

  12. Bryce Harper wants to play in the 2017 World Baseball Classic

    Mar 12, 2013, 12:05 PM EST

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    He backed out this year because he wanted his first regular big league camp and he wanted to learn to play left field and get acquainted with Denard Span in center. But Bryce Harper is stoked for the 2017 WBC, reports Ken Rosenthal: “In four years, absolutely I want to play, 100 percent. They can…

  13. Michael Saunders is your Pool D MVP

    Mar 10, 2013, 9:32 PM EST

    USA v Canada - World Baseball Classic - First Round Group D

    Canada outfielder Michael Saunders hit .727 playing against Pool D opponents United States, Mexico, and Italy in the World Baseball Classic. Of his eight hits, three were doubles and one was a home run in a deciding game against the U.S. earlier today. Overall, he drove in seven runs with his hot bat. U.S. third…

  14. U.S. rallies late against Canada to advance in WBC

    Mar 10, 2013, 7:29 PM EST

    USA v Canada - World Baseball Classic - First Round Group D

    The U.S. rallied late against Canada to advance out of Pool D to the second round in the World Baseball Classic. Canada got on the board early thanks to a two-run home run by Michael Saunders off of U.S. starter Derek Holland. Holland was otherwise solid, allowing just the two runs over five innings of work,…

  15. Jim Kaat wants to throw Sabermetrics “in the trash can”

    Mar 10, 2013, 6:18 PM EST

    USA v Canada - World Baseball Classic - First Round Group D

    Former Major League pitcher and 16-time Gold Glove award winner Jim Kaat called for Sabermetrics to be thrown in the trash can while commentating on MLB Network. Kaat made the quip when the U.S. put runners on first and second in the top of the second inning against Canada in a deciding match between Pool…

  16. Giancarlo Stanton not in Team USA’s starting lineup for Sunday’s must-win game vs. Canada

    Mar 10, 2013, 2:47 PM EST

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    Below are the starting lineups for this evening’s World Baseball Classic game between Team USA and Team Canada. First pitch is scheduled for just after 4:00 p.m. ET. It will be broadcast on MLB Network. TEAM USA TEAM CANADA 1. Jimmy Rollins, SS 1. Tyson Gillies, CF 2. Brandon Phillips, 2B 2. Taylor Green, 3B…

  17. Team USA keeps hope alive with 6-2 victory over Italy

    Mar 10, 2013, 12:32 AM EST

    World Baseball Classic - Pool D - United States v Italy

    David Wright hit a grand slam in the fifth inning of tonight’s contest that resulted in a 6-2 victory for the U.S. over Italy, keeping their hopes alive in Pool D. The U.S. had stayed within striking distance of Italy, trailing 2-1 entering the fifth. Italy scored twice, once in each of the first and…

  18. Mexico scores early and often with Dickey

    Mar 8, 2013, 10:36 PM EST

    Mexico v United States - World Baseball Classic - First Round

    Team USA, playing in Pool D, is off to a disappointing start in the World Baseball Classic. Starter R.A. Dickey led off the game allowing a single to Eduardo Arrendondo and a double to Ramiro Pena. Both would quickly score on a Luis Cruz sacrifice fly and Adrian Gonzalez ground out. In the third, Arrendondo…

  19. Team USA’s lineup for first WBC exhibition game

    Mar 5, 2013, 11:19 AM EST

    Joe Torre

    For anyone into the World Baseball Classic, here’s the Team USA lineup for today’s pre-WBC tuneup game against the White Sox: 1. Jimmy Rollins, SS 2. Brandon Phillips, 2B 3. Ryan Braun, DH 4. Joe Mauer, C 5. Giancarlo Stanton, RF 6. Mark Teixeira, 1B 7. David Wright, 3B 8. Adam Jones, CF 9. Shane…

  20. Picture of the Day: Mets P.R. man Jay Horwitz portrays David Wright

    Mar 2, 2013, 11:01 AM EST

    Jay Horwitz

    The Mets will be without David Wright for the next couple of weeks as he plays for Team USA in the World Baseball Classic. But fear not, Mets fans. Longtime team P.R. man Jay Horwitz is ready to fill the void at third base. In fact, here’s a picture of him in a full uniform,…

  21. Can Japan be beat? Previewing the World Baseball Classic

    Mar 1, 2013, 10:00 AM EST

    Ryoji Aikawa, Koji Yamamoto, Osamu Higashio

    While we’re still a week away from any World Baseball Classic play in North America, the tournament kicks off in Japan and Taiwan on Saturday (Friday night in the U.S.), with eight teams in two pools participating in round-robin play. Pool A (Japan, March 2-6): Brazil, China, Cuba, Japan Pool B: (Taiwan, March 2-5): Australia,…

  22. There is now an Amway store in Citi Field. Seriously.

    Feb 26, 2013, 1:02 PM EST

    Citi Field

    The Wilpons almost lost their team thanks to their relationship with a ponzi schemer. They’re now getting rent from what many people have described as a pyramid scheme. New York Mets: meet Amway.  Howard Megdal reports: Amid fresh reports that the Mets are still in debt, Amway has moved into a storefront at Citi Field … The Citi Field outpost is Amway’s first…

  23. Adam Dunn, David Wright have strong words for PED users

    Feb 20, 2013, 11:33 AM EST

    Chicago White Sox Photo Day

    People like to talk about how the players all protect their own when it comes to PEDs, but if that was ever the case it isn’t anymore. We’ve seen a few examples recently of players calling out their PED-using colleagues. Today there are two high profile examples. Adam Dunn and David Wright. Dunn, while noting…

  24. Those new, stronger batting helmets are now mandatory

    Feb 20, 2013, 9:14 AM EST

    San Francisco Giants v Arizona Diamondbacks

    The press release is out and with the games starting this weekend, new batting helmets will be on every head: – Beginning with the start of this week’s Spring Training exhibition games, Rawlings Sporting Goods Company, Inc. … and its new S100® Pro Comp™ batting helmet will become the standard throughout Major League Baseball®. The…

  25. David Wright has been lobbying Michael Bourn to come to New York

    Feb 5, 2013, 9:42 AM EST

    David Wright

    Kevin Kernan of the Post says that David Wright has spoken and exchanged texts with Michael Bourn, trying to get him to join the Mets.  He offers a ton of quotes talking about how great a fit Bourn would be in Queens. Going back to this morning’s post about Alderson’s ongoing conversations with Boras, one…

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