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Mets sing for holiday video

A screenshot from a Mets.com holiday video featuring

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David Wright can do just about anything.

The Mets captain can hit for average and power. He has a great eye at the plate. He's even become a decent fielder at third base.

But we now know one thing he can't do: Sing.

Wright, Matt Harvey, Lucas Duda, Justin Turner (because of course Justin Turner is involved) and several other Mets were filmed singing and wishing fans a happy holiday....

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Jeff Wilpon talks first base, Matt Harvey and more

Mets general manager Sandy Alderson, left, and Mets

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GARFIELD, N.J. -- Mets chief operating officer Jeff Wilpon joined other team employees on Tuesday morning to help refurbish parts of the Boys & Girls Club here, one year after Hurricane Sandy caused severe water damage to the facility.

"To have all the kids come in later to see all this stuff freshened up will be really neat," said Wilpon, who helped workers add a new coat of...

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Juan Lagares snubbed for Gold Glove nomination

Juan Lagares of the Mets makes a catch

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This is why statistically-inclined folks generally disregard the Gold Glove Award.

Rookie Juan Lagares was a defensive revelation for the Mets in center field during 2013. Among all players with at least 800 innings at one position last season, Lagares had the sixth-most Defensive Runs Saved with 26. DRS is an important stat since it’s the key defensive component in the oft-cited Wins Above...

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Wright having MRI, out against Royals

David Wright looks on against the Kansas City

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Barbara Barker here making a special guest appearance at Citi. If it stops raining, Mets will play today's game against the Royals without David Wright. Could be playing without Wright for awhile as their star is getting a MRI this morning. Mets should announce his status shortly. Here’s the Mets lineup without him for today’s game against Kansas City Royals. Eric Young Jr., lf Juan Lagares, cf...

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