4 Links to read for Thursday, March 14

9732114-3d-illustration-of-newspapers-stack-over-white-background1) If David Wright typifies the quiet confidence of the Americans, Robinson Cano embodies the irresistible presence of the D.R. >> (Lennon, Newsday)

2) Welcome to the bizarre and magical world of Jordany Valdespin, where baseballs fly over fences, Salsa music plays on an endless loop, and common sense sometimes gives way to exuberance and good times >> (Diamond, Wall Street Journal)

3) ‘Captain America’ name suits Wright just fine >> (Frisaro, MLB.com)

4) Mets expect pitchers to help themselves at the plate >> (Keh, New York Times)