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Mets Morning News: Wright To Be Named Captain, Harvey And d'Arnaud Continue To Impress

New York Mets related news and links for Tuesday, March 19, 2013


Regardless of whether or not the Mets manage to surprise and contend in 2013, Matt Harvey will certainly be worth tuning in to watch pitch every fifth day. He was excellent again yesterday against the Cardinals, striking out six in his outing. The full box score can be found here.

Travis d'Arnaud has struck up a good relationship with Harvey, and both the pitcher and Terry Collins had good things to say about him yesterday.

It sounds as if the Mets are set to name David Wright as the captain before Opening Day, although there aren't many details being reported yet.

FanGraphs continued their positional power rankings yesterday, touching on center field. They also did shortstop yesterday, and I was a bit surprised that the Mets finished as low as they did there.

Yesterday at AA

Matthew had some more on the Mets and their rebuilding effort.

Rob had some notes on Zach Lutz and Travis d'Arnaud. Chris also touched on Lutz, pointing out that he's a better option right now than Justin Turner.

The Make-the-Mets-O-Meter got an update, looking at the pitching staff.

David looked back at March 18 in Mets history.

Around Baseball

Bullpen Banter had some more installments to their top 100 prospects list, bringing us closer to the point where we should start seeing some Mets.

The Dominican Republic defeated the Netherlands last night, setting up a World Baseball Classic final matchup with Puerto Rico. If you're going to be following the game via your phone, there is a free app available to help you do so.

Justin Upton can hit the ball an awfully long way. #PhiLOLies

Usually relief pitchers would prefer to start if given the opportunity. Not Aroldis Chapman though, the Reds pitcher would close if given the option.

And Lookout Landing has been passed on to Jon Shields.