I would have preferred to trade him and basically start all over because unless Sandy has other moves up his sleeve we are still looking at a 75 win team with now a very expensive 3B.
I think that Wright is a fine ball player and God bless him for getting everything that he can, but this , " he's the face of the franchise ", nonsense is just that...nonsense !!! Who cares ?
I am not advocating trading David Wright unless you can better your team.
I wish that the Mets had better players around him so Wright could really shine. Wright cannot or never will be able to carry this team, something that Carlos Delgado almost did a few years back. He is just not that kind of a player.
Last edited by YoungStuna; 11-30-2012 at 08:40 PM.
These are 2 guys that should be playing together for a long time, 2 guys that are cornerstone players, 2 guys that an NY team should be able to have kept not only because they are excellent players and the each of them is one of the best at their position, but both guys seem to be all around good guys.
Well Jomota that is what happens when you get old.
In the end both of these guys are good guys from what we know, obviously we do not know them personally, ut what we do know about them seems to be nothing but positive.
And I don't know what you are talking about with Delgado. He played 3 full years here.. he was good the first year...but so was the whole lineup, so he didn't really "carry" it. His second year in 2007, he mostly sucked. In 2008, which might be the year you are referring to, he did have that great second half...but that was after being terrible for most of the first half...so he didn't carry the team the whole year....and the great stretches and bad stretches is precisely what people complain about with Wright. If Delgado's second half of 2008 was "carrying the team" Wright's first half of 2012 certainly was too...and he had considerably less help than Deglado did.
The Mets haven't had anything close to the impact hitter he was since he's been gone. David Wright, as much as I like him, doesnt come close.
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...and that was without guys like Reyes, Beltran and Wright around him, nobody was even close to that kind of production on the Mets and obviously the minute he stopped hitting at that pace the Mets stumbled.
For the record here are the 2nd half numbers of those 4 guys in 2008
Carlos Delgado .303/.386/.606/.991, 21 homers, and 63 RBI
Carlos Beltran .307/.395/.534/.928, 12 homers and 46 RBI
Jose Reyes .289/.345/.459/.804
David Wright .330/.406/.582/.988, 16 homers, 54 RBI
Funny how things are remembered, David Wright was just as productive as Delgado was the 2nd half of 2008. Heck, Beltran was pretty damn good himself too, sorry, but Delgado did not carried the offense on his shoulder on the second half of that year. He had some huge hits, but as always it was those 4 guys doing all the damage for the Mets while their pen imploded and staff went only 5 innings or so.
I will say that Delgado had the homer threat every time he had an at bat.
Both Beltran and Wright were also great the second half of 2008. Delgado was amazing (in July and Sept at least)...but he didn't do it alone.
Maybe Delgado was the most dominant when he was "on"...but he wasn't on enough