Mets fans prefer to keep Ike Davis over David Wright

Last week we ran a poll at Mets360 asking which player you would least like to see traded. With 404 people voting, here were the results: Ike Davis – 55% David Wright – 28% Daniel Murphy – 6% Ruben Tejada – 6% Lucas Duda – 5% I figured that Davis and Wright would be the [...]

Mets Notes: Capuano’s value, Wright’s double-switch, Thole’s hot bat

Recently news came out that the Red Sox wanted to acquire Chris Capuano but that the Mets turned them down. Now, this was not at the trading deadline – this was in the last few days, meaning they wanted him to make *one* start for them. Yes, their pitching has been that bad. Since September [...]

Why the Mets should move David Wright to LF

Since the middle of 2004, David Wright has been a fixture at third base for the Mets. Since then, he’s made the All-Star team five times, finished in the top 10 in MVP voting three times and he’s claimed two Gold Glove Awards. Wright is the Mets’ all-time leader in doubles and total bases and [...]

Just what is Jose Reyes’ and David Wright’s future with the Mets?

A lot has been made this week about David Wright being placed on waivers. The thing is many players-and even stars- go through waivers to see how they are “valued” throughout the league. It didn’t stop many in the mainstream media from declaring that Wright was persona non grata with the Mets, and that the [...]

David Wright: A constant in a turbulent season

In a season marred by injuries, inconsistencies, major trades and financial troubles there haven’t been many constants for the Mets in 2011. Although David Wright had his share of the injury bug (missing 58 games due to a stress fracture in his back), his presence on the team has been a constant. Wright has been [...]

Mets Notes: Acosta’s LI, Wright’s K% & Niese’s QS

Since the All-Star break, Manny Acosta has been the Mets’ best reliever. Tim Byrdak has a better ERA (1.80 versus 2.19) but Acosta has faced more than twice as many batters (48-22) and has given up three runs overall to Byrdak’s four. No other reliever is close to their ERA. Acosta’s effective stretch goes back [...]

Mets Run Their Race, Despite Missing Horses

To sound like a Madison Avenue hack flak from days gone by, it’s a whole new ballgame in Flushing. This Metsian year has taken on the all-too-familiar hue of 2009 and 2010: some early hope, a crippling wave of injuries and a total capitulation to the rest of the NL once the temperature finds itself [...]

What can we expect from David Wright upon his return?

The long and anticipated return of David Wright from the DL is set to occur with tonight’s game in Miami vs. the Marlins. For Mets' fans, it's not a moment too soon. So what can we expect from Wright upon his return? It’s a tough question to diagnose. The easy thing, for sure, to do [...]

Mets’ Second Half: It’s Either Sadness Or Euphoria

A Billy Joel lyric never seemed so apt. Tomorrow night (7/15), the season re-starts with a half-clean slate. This is when baseball takes on a different hue: more serious, less romantic, more about action than speculation. The stakes get raised in the second half, and the surprises of April, May and June are usually worn [...]