Mets Notes: Wright, Pagan, Herrera

Jon Niese faces Barry Zito tonight as the Mets open a four-game series with the Giants at Citi Field. Here's the latest from the Amazin's…

  • David Wright tells reporters (including Jon Heyman of CBS Sports) that there have been "zero" discussions with the Mets about a contract extension.  Wright doesn't mind, since he considers contract talk to be a distraction from playing.  We heard last week that the Mets were keen to offer Wright a new deal but first wanted to ensure that he could stay healthy.
  • "Whether he realizes it or not, Wright, who has said consistently he doesn’t want to leave New York, is starting to put pressure on Mets ownership to get negotiations going to ensure that he does indeed stay," writes Bill Madden of the New York Daily News.  Madden feels the Mets should do everything in their power to extend Wright, their franchise player.
  • Angel Pagan talks to ESPN New York's Mike Mazzeo about being traded to the Giants in December, which Pagan said surprised him.
  • Left-hander Danny Herrera will undergo Tommy John surgery to repair a torn ligament in his pitching elbow, Adam Rubin of reports.

MLBTR's Ben Nicholson-Smith contributed to this post

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10 Comments on "Mets Notes: Wright, Pagan, Herrera"

3 years 5 months ago

I was just watching the Mets/ Giants game and a few quick comments.
Niese had a bit of a rough patch there, especially with Pagan taking him long.
Also, I am loving the banter between the three tonight they talked about so much during that inning
1.) Pagan’s surprise about being traded (reported here first) and then surprising Niese with the long ball
2.) I think it was Keith Hernandez talking about that inability of today’s player of hitting a sacrafice fly. Here, Here Keith I have been saying (typing) that as of late. The Giants couldn’t execute otherwise it would be bigger than a 3 -0 lead by the Giants. Also, a heck of a scoop by Ike Davis to save Niese.
3.) The also mentioned Nick Johnson and his OBP. He used to be able to do it in his sleep. Emphasis on used. I think someone else on the Mets is struggling just the same as Nick is.

They talked about more, I just can’t remember, but I gotta tell you they are very interesting to listen to and have lots of good information to share. I like them. I wish I found O’s announcers as interesting. Oh well.

PS Zito has looked really good during the start of this season, I hope he can keep it up.

3 years 5 months ago

Best broadcasting team in baseball! (Vin Scully does not count)

Infield Fly
3 years 5 months ago

Heard them all, have you? :p

Vin Scully is a broadcast team by himself. I’d listen to him over almost anyone else I’ve heard so far – any day.

3 years 5 months ago

 “Vin Scully is a broadcast team by himself. I’d listen to him over almost anyone else I’ve heard so far – any day.”

“Monologue Man” That guy was really good.. Like 20 years ago, but it is painful, even impossible to listen and follow a game with him anymore and always try to listen to opposing team whenever catch a LAD game now.. His voice pitch never changes and hasn’t for years.

It’s one thing for some teams to have extreme homer announcers (Scully is not) then it is another for an announcer to put you to sleep.

3 years 5 months ago

Jesus, Tommy John is more popular than… well, Jesus.

3 years 5 months ago

Please extend Wright. I dont care if the Mets overpay him. It is still a very small “sample size”, but there is an enormous difference between ’10-’11 Wright and this year. He looks like a completely different player. He is finally using the opposite field again! Outstanding plate discipline so far, line drive machine. I am really loving what I am seeing. 

3 years 5 months ago

By the way no shock with Herrera and Tommy John. That screwball is his bread and butter. Couldnt imagine that being good at all for the elbow.

3 years 5 months ago

yeah, screwballs are never good for the elbow, whether you know how to throw it correctly or not

3 years 5 months ago

David Wright is not a franchise player.

3 years 5 months ago

Did that really bother you that much? Some people might not know.