Gold Glove Award
Juan Lagares is one of three finalists for the National League Gold Glove Award in center field. The other finalists are the Reds’ Billy Hamilton and the Nationals’ Denard Span
The Amazin’s are expected to begin negotiations by offering Wright a contract in the vicinity of $100 million, according to a report. The Mets’ all-time hits leader hit .306 with 21 homers and 93 RBIs in 2012.
This is a special time right now,’’ the outfielder said. “This is a special experience to play with (Derek) Jeter and the Yankees. When I am an old man I will look back and say, ‘What an experience that was to be on this team.’”
Mets third baseman David Wright is leading all National League third basemen in All-Star voting, the club confirmed on Tuesday. The two-time Gold Glove Award winner currently has a 32,086-vote lead over the Cardinals’ David Freese.
In 20 games with the Yanks this season, Nunez hit .294 with five RBIs, six stolen bases, seven runs and a triple. He also committed four errors in the field — two at third base, one at shortstop and another at second base.
Although the Mets would clearly love to lock up their homegrown star for years to come, the club’s higher-ups have decided to delay the decision to sign David Wright to a $100-million contract extension, reported CBSSports.com’s Jon Heyman.
WFAN.com’s Rich Coutinho had a chance to talk to David Wright today in Port St. Lucie about his strained left rib-cage muscle, and the Mets’ third baseman clarified the issue by calling the scaling back of his workouts merely precautionary.
Instead of arguing whether the Gold Glove Award is still relevant or if the Fielding Bible Award should be accepted the standard, how about combining the best aspects of both awards?