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

    Mar 10, 2013, 6:18 PM EDT

    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…

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

    Mar 10, 2013, 2:47 PM EDT

    stanton getty

    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…

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

    Mar 10, 2013, 12:32 AM EDT

    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…

  4. Mexico scores early and often with Dickey

    Mar 8, 2013, 10:36 PM EDT

    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…

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

    Mar 5, 2013, 11:19 AM EDT

    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…

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

    Mar 2, 2013, 11:01 AM EDT

    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,…

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

    Mar 1, 2013, 10:00 AM EDT

    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,…

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

    Feb 26, 2013, 1:02 PM EDT

    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…

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

    Feb 20, 2013, 11:33 AM EDT

    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…

  10. Those new, stronger batting helmets are now mandatory

    Feb 20, 2013, 9:14 AM EDT

    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…

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

    Feb 5, 2013, 9:42 AM EDT

    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…

  12. David Wright engaged to model Molly Beers

    Jan 20, 2013, 11:40 AM EDT

    wright beers getty square

    ESPN New York’s Adam Rubin has the big scoop: David Wright is off the market. And we’re not referring to the eight-year contract he signed last month. Weeks after model Molly Beers accompanied Wright to the winter meetings for his contract-extension announcement, the couple became engaged over the holidays, Wright told ESPNNewYork.com. No wedding date has…

  13. Team USA’s roster announced for the World Baseball Classic

    Jan 17, 2013, 10:30 AM EDT

    American Flag

    The roster for Team USA in the World Baseball Classic was just announced.  It breaks down like this: Catchers: Joe Mauer, J.P. Arencibia, Jonathan Lucroy 1B: Mark Teixeira 2B: Brandon Phillips SS: Jimmy Rollins 3B: David Wright Utility: Ben Zobrist, Willie Bloomquist Outfielders: Ryan Braun, Adam Jones, Giancarlo Stanton, Shane Victorino Lefties: Jeremy Affeldt, Tim Collins, Derek…

  14. Giancarlo Stanton will play for Team USA in World Baseball Classic, Mike Trout will not

    Jan 12, 2013, 7:33 PM EDT

    usa world baseball classic hat

    A bit of World Baseball Classic roster news. CBS Sports’ Jon Heyman reports that Marlins slugger Giancarlo Stanton has informed Team USA officials that he plans to participate in the 2013 WBC. Angels outfielder Mike Trout has bowed out of the competition, meanwhile, according to Mike DiGiovanna of the Los Angeles Times. Stanton, 23, batted…

  15. Would David Wright have signed with the Mets had they not moved the fences in?

    Dec 13, 2012, 10:30 AM EDT

    david wright getty

    David Wright was on NBC SportsTalk last night. A good interview overall, but the best part comes when Eric Kuselias asks Wright if he would have signed with the Mets had they not brought the fences in at Citi Field. Judging by Wright’s reaction, one gets the sense that (a) no one has asked him…

  16. Report: R.A. Dickey more likely to stay with the Mets than be traded

    Dec 8, 2012, 11:30 AM EDT

    New York Mets starting pitcher R.A. Dickey reacts to the crowd after getting his 20th win of the season after the Mets defeated the Pittsburgh Pirates in their MLB National League baseball game at CitiField in New York

    The future of R.A. Dickey was a popular topic at this week’s Winter Meetings in Nashville, but it’s increasingly likely that he’ll be pitching in Queens again next season. Marc Carig of New York Newsday was told by a person familiar with the situation that there is a “growing sense” that the Mets will pass…

  17. David Wright passes physical, deal with Mets is official

    Dec 4, 2012, 2:14 PM EDT

    New York Mets manager Collins congratulates Wright on hitting a walk off single to beat the Philadelphia Phillies in their MLB National League baseball game at Citi Field in New York

    Word from Ken Rosenthal of FOXSports.com is that David Wright passed his pre-signing physical exam, making his eight-year, $138 million contract with the Mets official. Adam Rubin of ESPN New York reports that there will be a press conference to announce the deal tomorrow at the winter meetings in Nashville. No word yet on the…

  18. Joe Mauer, David Wright commit to Team USA for WBC

    Dec 3, 2012, 5:22 PM EDT

    Joe Mauer

    We’ll hear plenty about players opting out of the World Baseball Classic over the next couple of months. How about a couple of guys that are in: Minnesota’s Joe Mauer and the Mets’ David Wright. The Mauer commitment makes it less of a big deal now if Buster Posey decides not to play for Team…

  19. David Wright to take physical for extension Monday

    Dec 2, 2012, 6:38 PM EDT

    david wright getty

    Adam Rubin of ESPN New York reports that third baseman David Wright will take his pre-signing physical — required to finalize his newly-agreed-to $138 million extension with the Mets — on Monday. There’s no reason to think it won’t go smoothly. Struck early Friday morning, the eight-year extension is the richest in franchise history, besting the…

  20. The Mets have increased their offer to R.A. Dickey

    Dec 1, 2012, 1:01 PM EDT

    R.A. Dickey Reuters

    After agreeing to an eight-year, $138 million extension with third baseman David Wright earlier this week, the Mets have turned their attention to 2012 Cy Young Award winner R.A. Dickey. Talks have progressed slowly until now, but ESPN’s Buster Olney reports that the Mets have increased their offer. No word on the specifics of the…

  21. It was important for David Wright to make more money than Johan Santana

    Nov 30, 2012, 9:39 AM EDT

    David Wright

    One idea that was frequently mentioned during the David Wright negotiations, and which has been confirmed by some post-signing reports, is that it was very important for David Wright to make more money than Johan Santana‘s $137.5 million deal and thus become the highest-paid player in New York Mets history “out of pride.” Which I…

  22. David Wright and the Mets agree to an eight-year, $138 million deal

    Nov 30, 2012, 7:59 AM EDT

    David Wright Getty

    The Mets have their man. WFAN radio reported first that David Wright and the New York Mets have agreed to a $138 million, eight-year contract. The exact details are not yet known, but Andy Martino of the Daily News tweets that the 2013 option that the Mets just exercised was torn up, making this a true…

  23. The Mets have made their “best offer” to David Wright

    Nov 29, 2012, 8:54 AM EDT

    David Wright Getty

    Andy Martino of the Daily News says that the Mets have made their “best offer” to David Wright and now await his response.  The offer is said to be a total of eight years and $140 million, which presumably includes the option year of 2013 plus seven more. Martino says that the offer is backloaded…

  24. UPDATE: The offer to David Wright: seven years and between $119-129 million

    Nov 27, 2012, 3:31 PM EDT

    David Wright

    UPDATE: Rosenthal has corrected that initial report. The $125-150 million figure was over the next eight years, which includes his 2013 option which pays him $16 million. The new money in the seven-year extension is between $119-129 million. That still doesn’t match up all perfectly, but it seems like the idea is not to tear…

  25. The Mets are no longer lowballing David Wright

    Nov 27, 2012, 11:33 AM EDT

    David Wright Getty

    This morning we heard that the Mets had offered David Wright a six-year, $100 million deal to David Wright, which most agree will not get the job done.  Andy Martino reports that they’re quickly correcting: Can now report Mets have made Wright a 7 year offer well in excess of $100 mil, according to industry…

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