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Saturday, July 12th, 2008

Wright to Join Wagner in the Bronx

Mets Rumors & News

Third baseman David Wright was named to the NL All-Star team yesterday as a replacement for the injured Alfonso Soriano.  Wright, who finished second to the Brewers Corey Hart in MLB’s online Final Vote, is hitting .285 with 17 home runs and 70 RBI’s.  This will be David Wright’s third consecutive appearance at baseball’s Midsummer Classic.

As baseball fans, it’s not enough to celebrate the achievements of a great player getting selected to the all-star team.  We have to speculate.  Was Wright the right selection for the spot vacated by Soriano?  If you talk to any Mets fan they will say yes, and tell you how they don’t understand how he wasn’t selected right from the beginning. But given the implications that the All-Star Game now holds (home field advantage in the World Series), Clint Hurdle’s selection could be called into question.  If not Wright, who’s a better option?

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