Showing posts with label David Wright. Show all posts
Showing posts with label David Wright. Show all posts

Friday, April 04, 2014

Mets News and Notes: Murphy Sluggish, Parnell 50/50, Wheeler faults Himself, Wright-Harvey in Top Jersey Sales

Mets News and Notes:  Murphy Sluggish, Parnell 50/50, Wheeler faults Himself, Wright-Harvey in Top Jersey Sales

Bobby Parnell indicated Thursday that team doctors have told him it is “50-50” whether he will require Tommy John surgery.

The injured closer added that he may make a decision about whether to have surgery in two weeks -- not wait the full six weeks that includes a throwing program Sandy Alderson laid out Wednesday.

That’s because Tommy John surgery has a 10- to 14-month recovery time, and Parnell wants to ensure he does not affect his availability for 2015 if he needs to proceed with the ligament-replacement surgery. Read ESPN (Rubin).
After missing the first two games of the season while in Florida for the birth of his son, Daniel Murphy went 1-for-3 with a walk in his season debut Thursday. But Murphy also committed a pair of errors at second base in the 8-2 loss to the Washington Nationals.

"I felt good at the plate. Not so much in the field," Murphy said afterward. "I was a little sluggish on defense. It was frustrating." Read More ESPN (Rubin).
The Washington Nationals ultimately won 8-2 at Citi Field. Yet Zack Wheeler faulted himself, not a bullpen that surrendered five runs or batters that were kept off the scoreboard the final eight innings.

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Mets News and Notes: Recap, Harvey Rehab, Wright Counseling, Mejia, Viola, Davis, Duda, Farnsworth, Pelfrey, Dice-K, Quintanilla, Fan Poll Results

Mets News and Notes:

Spring Training Recap: Mets 7-3 losers to Nationals....Travis d'Arnaud did hit a wind blow HR off Stephen Strasburg

Matt Harvey and the Mets have settled on a rehab plan. During the season’s first couple of months, Harvey will rehab in New York when the Mets are at home and work out in Port St. Lucie when the big-league club is away from Citi Field. Once he begins expected mound work in June, the rehab will shift nearly exclusively to the team’s Florida complex. Read Here

David Wright was among those counseling Harvey on the rehab subject. Read Joel Sherman in the Post

No Relief Role for Jenrry Mejia. Alderson tells media that he will be a starter this season. Read Here

Frank Viola will require open-heart surgery next Wednesday and will be unable to serve as pitching coach at Triple-A Las Vegas. Read more in Newsday and

The Wilpons’ settlement with the trustee collecting money for victims of Bernard Madoff’s Ponzi scheme is down to $80 million, to be paid in equal installments in 2016 and 2017. Read ESPN

Sandy Alderson expects Ike Davis and Lucas Duda both to be on the Opening Day roster. Read more in the Post, Star-Ledger and Newsday.

Kyle Farnsworth, who is due to be re-signed by the Mets, rode the bus to Viera on Tuesday with the team despite technically not being a member of the organization. Read Here

Monday, March 10, 2014

Mets News: Bartolo Colon and Jenrry Mejia expected to start in Vegas this weekend

Mets News:

The Mets are expected to start Bartolo Colon on Saturday and Jenrry Mejia on Sunday in Las Vegas, when they play a pair of split-squad exhibition games against the Chicago Cubs.

David Wright, Curtis Granderson, Travis d'Arnaud, Bobby Parnell, Juan Lagares, Wilmer Flores, Omar Quintanilla, Jacob deGrom, Kirk Nieuwenhuis, Kevin Plawecki, Anthony Seratelli and Eric Campbell are among the other players expected to make the trip.

The Mets are partly playing in Vegas to support their Triple-A affiliate, although the primary reason is the big-league club is turning a profit on the trip.

The remainder of the Mets will remain in Florida for split-squad games Saturday against the Twins in Port St. Lucie and Sunday against the Cardinals in Jupiter.

Friday, March 07, 2014

Mets News: Wright and Murphy will play Friday against Cardinals

Mets News:

The Mets Captain David Wright says he is set to make his 2014 Grapefruit League debut on Friday at Tradition Field against the St. Louis Cardinals.

Manager Terry Collins had held Daniel Murphy and Wright out of the first week of exhibition games to attempt to minimize the risk of injury.

Both have been beset by side-muscle injuries in camp in recent years. Murphy also is expected to face the Cards in his first official exhibition appearance.

Wright says, "I felt like I got good work in. I felt I'm a lot more prepared now than I have been in recent spring trainings to enter games, and I think I'll get a little more out of it. As I've mentioned before, I wouldn't be able to get the [pregame preparation] work in if I were playing in the games. I faced some of the minor-league pitchers this past week. I faced Bobby a few times. And then on top of that I get a chance to go work on things that I think are beneficial to me.

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Mets News: Captain Wright agrees with Sandy's Assessment of 90 Wins

Mets News:

Captain David Wright agrees with general manager Sandy Alderson that the New York Mets can win 90 games this season.

David Wright backs GM Sandy Alderson's reported belief that the Mets can win 90 games. "I love the fact that Sandy is confident in us," he said.

A day after the New York Daily News reported that Alderson told Mets staffers in an internal meeting that the club was capable of that win total, Wright said he admired the GM's enthusiasm.

"We've got good players," Wright said. "I love the fact that Sandy is confident in us. I think 90 is challenging, it's attainable, and it's a good starting point for us. You know, number goals, it's tough to come out and say, 'I'm going to do this. I'm going to do that. We're going to do that.' But I think 90 is a good starting point for giving us something to shoot for and getting guys to understand that mediocrity is not going to be acceptable.

"It's not about being better than last year. What does that get us? Third or fourth place? It's about being a good team and being a playoff-contending team. Ninety wins is a good starting point." Wright said the 90-win total was not communicated to the players by Alderson.

"That's the first I heard about it," Wright said about Thursday's published report. "But I like the fact that, like I said, he seems confident. He's had a chance now to bring in some of his guys, make some of his moves. I think it's great."

The Mets have posted consecutive 74-88 records and have produced five straight losing seasons, tied with the Houston Astros for the longest active streak in MLB. They also have a payroll slightly less than $90 million and likely will be without ace Matt Harvey for the entire 2014 season while he recovers from Tommy John surgery.

Sunday, February 23, 2014

More Pics From 2014 Mets Spring Training

More Pics from 2014 Mets Spring Training

Travis d'Arnaud getting some work behind the plate

The Captain David Wright

More Wright Signings.....

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Mets News: David Wright and Eric Young Jr. are Finalist for 2013 NL Gold Glove Awards

Mets News:

The Mets have two players named finalists for 2013 NL Gold Glove awards. Third baseman David Wright was one of the three finalists at his position in the National League and Eric Young Jr. was named a finalist for left field.

The winners of the awards for the best fielders at each position will be announced on ESPN2 Tuesday night.

Nolan Arenado of the Rockies and Juan Uribe of the Dodgers were also finalists at third base. Carlos Gonzalez of the Rockies and the Pirates’ Starling Marte are also finalists for left field.

Surprisingly, Mets Center fielder Juan Lagares did not get the call as one of the finalist. Lagares, 24, impressed with his fielding in the outfield this season. He set a franchise rookie record for outfield assists with 15 and was credited with 26 defensive runs saved this year, ranking him sixth among qualifying major leaguers. The Royals’ Alex Gordon and the Diamondbacks Gerardo Parra led MLB with 17 assists in 155 games played.

If your wondering, David Wright has won the award twice in 2007 and 2008. The Mets’ captain had a .973 fielding percentage with 86 putouts, and 235 assists and he was charged with nine errors this season in 111 starts at third base. He missed nearly two months with a hamstring injury.

Eric Young Jr., who led the NL with 46 stolen bases this season, played 88 games in left field, committing just two errors. He had seven assists. “It’s an honor and a privilege to be nominated for the Gold Glove.” he said.

Friday, September 20, 2013

Mets News and Notes: Turner, Wright, Parnell, Wheeler, Quintanilla/Tovar Platoon

Mets News and Notes:

  • Mets injured infielder Justin Turner has not appeared in a game since Sept. 10 because of a Grade 1 right hamstring strain.
  • When Turner returns is the Question?
  • Turner said that's in the hands of the trainers at this point, but returning this weekend in Philadelphia is not out of the question. He did full baseball activities pregame Thursday, although he only ran at what he estimated was 75 or 80 percent.
  • Terry Collins said before Thursday's 2-1 loss to the San Francisco Giants that it was likely Wright will be in the lineup in Philadelphia for the series opener.
  • Wright has not appeared in a major league game since suffering a Grade 2 hamstring strain on Aug. 2.
  • David Wright told he will wait until Friday to confer with Terry Collins and team trainers and get the go-ahead to play in the series opener at Citizens Bank Park.

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Mets News: David Wright expected back this weekend against Philly

Mets News:

According to ESPN, David Wright is unlikely to return from the disabled list during the current series against the Giants.

Wright is not ready to play, in part because he has soreness in non-injured areas from ramping up activity.  Wright last played in a game Aug. 2, when he suffered a Grade 2 right hamstring strain.

Collins expects Wright to return as soon as this weekend in Philly, and definitely this season.

He has been unable to play in minor league rehab games, because those seasons have ended, so Wright instead has taken batting practice against bullpen coach Ricky Bones.

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Mets News: Decisions on Matt Harvey and David Wright will be determined today

Mets News:

NL All-Star Matt Harvey has returned to New York from seeing Dr. James Andrews in Pensacola, Fla. to determine whether or not he will need Tommy John Surgery this off-season. Of Course,  if Harvey does get the surgery he will most likely miss most of the 2014 Season.

The Mets are expected to make an announcement about his course of action today.

In other Mets Injury Related News, Terry Collins says the team medical staff and front-office personnel will confer today to determine if David Wright is ready to reenter the lineup. Wright last played in a major league game on Aug. 2, when he suffered a Grade 2 right hamstring strain running to first base in extra innings.

Wright has been taking fielding drills, hitting in the cage, and doing baserunning drills..

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Mets News: Wright running the bases, Turner has small strain in hammy

Mets News:

According to Adam Rubin of ESPN, David Wright ran the bases on Wednesday afternoon for the first time since he suffered a strained hamstring.

Terry Collins said Wright would repeat that activity Thursday before further ramping up the running this weekend.

Wright could be in a major league game by the middle of next week.

Justin Turner , who left Tuesday's game experiencing what was described as tightness. Has a small strain in his right hamstring, an MRI revealed, according to Terry Collins. The estimate is Turner will miss a couple of days.

Saturday, September 07, 2013

Mets News: David Wright will continue his rehab in New York

Mets News:

According to the Associated Press, New York Mets third baseman David Wright is expected to rejoin the team Monday to continue his rehab work for a strained right hamstring.

David Wright, a seven-time All-Star, hasn’t played since Aug. 2. He’d like to play again this season, but the timeline for his return is unclear.

Wright has been working out at the Mets’ complex in Port St. Lucie, Fla. Manager Terry Collins said he wants to continue his rehab with the major league team, where he can increase his baseball activities.

Wright is hitting .309 with 16 home runs and 54 RBIs in 109 games.

The Mets begin a four-game series in New York on Monday night against the Washington Nationals.

Monday, September 02, 2013

Mets News and Notes: Niese Crampy, Duda at 1B, Wright Rehab on Road, Flores cranky ankles

Mets News and Notes:

Jonathon Niese said the leg issue that prompted Terry Collins to pull the southpaw in the sixth inning on Sunday night was just a left-calf cramp. Niese insisted he will be fine for his next start.

Niese said the issue began earlier in the plate appearance by Bryce Harper, which eventually ended with a walk and him getting pulled.

"I wasn't concerned," Niese said after the 6-5 loss to the Washington Nationals. "I knew it was a cramp. I actually wanted to stretch it out and finish the inning, but it is what it is."

Niese said he took precautions on the humid night.
Terry Collins and Lucas Duda had a candid conversation after Duda returned from Triple-A Las Vegas on Aug. 24.

"We talked about the situation in the outfield," Collins said. "And he said you, 'You know, I'm a first baseman.' And I said, 'I'm well aware of it.'"

Now, the Mets have the playing time to offer Duda at first base.

Ike Davis is likely lost for the season because of a strained right oblique. Davis will accompany the Mets to Atlanta to take part in the team's Monday night fantasy football draft, after a matinee against the Braves. Davis then will go to New York to have an MRI to get more specifics about the severity of his injury.

Collins figures Duda will perform better at the plate because he is playing a comfortable position rather than the outfield.

Monday, August 26, 2013

Mets News: David Wright will head down to St.Lucie on Thursday to ramp up baseball activity

Mets News:

Injured Mets third baseman David Wright (strained right hamstring) will head to Port St. Lucie, Fla., on Thursday to ramp up baseball activities, according to a report on ESPN NY.

Mets manager Terry Collins recently said he expected Wright would leave by Tuesday or Wednesday, but the third baseman still has a few more things to do before departing.

Wright recently started baseball activities, taking some groundballs and running in the outfield at Citi Field. He said last week that he first wanted to get in work with the Mets medical staff before making the trek to the team's Florida complex, where he would further his baseball activities.

Wright has not played since suffering a Grade 2 right hamstring strain against the Royals on Aug. 2. He recently said that he plans to return this season, although he's not sure when he will be back. He's missed the team's last 21 games, and they are 9-12 without him entering Monday's game against Philadelphia.

"I don't think in my mind there's any question," Wright said on Aug. 20 about returning. "It's actually probably a good thing, but the medical staff doesn't really give me too much of an outlying plan; that's really day by day. Again, much to my disagreement 'cause I like to plan things out and know where I'm going to be."

Saturday, August 24, 2013

Mets News: David Wright will begin full baseball activities in St.Lucie next week

Wright fielding grounders on Friday before game

Mets News:

Terry Collins said he expects David Wright to go to Florida by Tuesday or Wednesday to begin full-scale baseball activities at the Mets’ Port St. Lucie complex.

Wright took groundballs from infield coach Tim Teufel on Friday afternoon for the first time since landing on the disabled list Aug. 3 with a Grade 2 right hamstring strain.

Wright has been running in a pool.

“He’ll play again,” Collins said about this season. “I don’t know how much, but he’ll play again.”

Said Sandy Alderson: “He’s starting some baseball activities. So we’re glad to see that happen. This is really the first time he’s taken groundballs.”

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Injury Updates: Wright, Hefner, Mejia, Parnell

Injury Updates:

  • Third baseman David Wright (hamstring) expects to return this season, but hasn't begun baseball activities just yet. He's not sure when he'd return.
  • Tommy John Surgery was recommended for starter Jeremy Hefner, who has a partial tear of the MCL in his right elbow. Hefner is considering getting another opinion, according to Mets manager Terry Collins, but surgery likely would be soon.
  • Jenrry Mejia (elbow) will have season-ending surgery likely within the next seven to 10 days to remove the bone spur in his right elbow, and get the elbow cleaned out. The surgery had always been planned, but Mejia felt discomfort during his Saturday start.
  • Bobby Parnell's (herniated disc in neck) symptoms have lessened but not to the point where he can begin baseball activities.

Saturday, August 03, 2013

Mets News: David Wright suffers right hamstring strain, MRI Saturday

Mets News:

Mets third baseman David Wright suffered a right hamstring strain in Friday night's 4-2, 11-inning win over the Royals.

Wright will undergo an MRI on Saturday, and will meet with the media afterward. While Wright has not been placed on the disabled list, utility player Mike Baxter is headed to New York from Triple-A Las Vegas, according to the team's Twitter account.

Mets manager Terry Collins doesn't expect a favorable prognosis.

"Most likely, not all that good," Collins said.

Thursday, August 01, 2013

Mets News: David Wright toughs out his cramp in hamstring, vows to be in lineup tomorrow

Mets News:

David Wright clutched the hamstring after stealing second base in the eighth inning, prompting a visit from trainer Ray Ramirez. Wright then received a visit from his manager after advancing to third base, but remained in the game.

After the Mets' 3-2 loss to the Miami Marlins on Wednesday night, Wright would not even initially acknowledge he was injured.

"What was going on with what?" Wright said as the postgame interview began, basically saying there was no issue.

Terry Collins described the issue as a cramp that also affected Wright during the weekend in D.C. -- although it is entirely possible Wright has a strain since the third baseman offered no indication he had sought an MRI.

Both Wright and Collins said Wright would be in the lineup for Thursday's matinee series finale.

"I'm fine. I'll be playing tomorrow. So it's no big deal," Wright said. "You go through things during the season and you either play through it or you can't. And I can play through this, so I'll be in there tomorrow. ... Like I said, you've got to know what your body can take. I feel like I can take it. It's something that I'll play through it."

Asked if Collins was trying to convince him to leave the game when the manager came to third base with the Marlins making a pitching change in the eighth, Wright said: "I don't know what he was doing out there. I've never seen that before. But I appreciate that he cares. I don't even remember what he said. No, I think he was just checking on me that I was OK. I told him I'll be fine. I appreciated the concern."

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Mets News: David Wright OK after being hit in the head with his own bat

Mets News:

Mets third baseman David Wright felt a little sore after being hit in his head/neck area with his bat in the Mets' 8-2 loss to Atlanta on Wednesday night, but doesn't believe he'll miss Thursday's matinee series finale.

"I'd like to play, especially at home," Wright said. "We'll see how I feel tomorrow but I expect to play."

David Wright said he expects to play Thursday.

In the fourth inning, Wright was hit in the back of his head by his own bat on his follow through. The bat broke as Wright swung, but instead of splintering off into two pieces, it stayed connected and hit Wright in his neck/head area. Wright bent over right near home plate as the Braves turned a double play.

Wright said he was stunned for a few seconds, as he didn't know what happened, and manager Terry Collins and trainer Ray Ramirez came out to check on him.

After he went back to the dugout, Wright was examined once again by the training staff, but the third baseman said he was fine just a few seconds after being hit.

Wright stayed in the game and played the final five innings, and went 0-for-4 with two strikeouts.

Friday, July 12, 2013

Mets News: David Wright and Matt Harvey Jerseys selling better than Derek Jeter

Mets News:

According to Adam Rubin of ESPN, David Wright and Matt Harvey Jerseys are now more popular than Derek Jeter.

At least, in terms of 2013 Jersey Sales according to Major League Baseball.

Here is the Top 20 list of  MLB Jersey Sellers in 2013:

  1. Buster Posey, San Francisco Giants
  2. Mariano Rivera, New York Yankees
  3. Yadier Molina, St. Louis Cardinals
  4. David Wright, New York Mets
  5. Matt Harvey, New York Mets
  6. Bryce Harper, Washington Nationals
  7. Derek Jeter, New York Yankees
  8. Manny Machado, Baltimore Orioles
  9. Mike Trout, LA Angels of Anaheim
  10. Yasiel Puig, Los Angeles Dodgers
  11. Hyun-Jin Ryu, Los Angeles Dodgers
  12. Miguel Cabrera, Detroit Tigers
  13. Dustin Pedroia, Boston Red Sox
  14. Matt Kemp, Los Angeles Dodgers
  15. Clayton Kershaw, Los Angeles Dodgers
  16. Sergio Romo, San Francisco Giants
  17. Andrew McCutchen, Pittsburgh Pirates
  18. Yu Darvish, Texas Rangers
  19. Pablo Sandoval, San Francisco Giants
  20. Justin Verlander, Detroit Tigers
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