Friday, November 30, 2012
Mets Finally Make the Wright Move
Whether you like the dollar figures, the contract terms, the deferred payments or not, today you have the first opportunity at a legitimate lifetime Met. Even Tom Seaver didn't spend his entire career with the Mets. Gooden, Strawberry, Hernandez, and Piazza all moved to other teams.
But today the Mets record books will now be covered with the name of Wright. At the end of this contract David Wright will most likely own the top spot in every single batting record in the Mets books. He will be the face of the franchise not just for the next decade, but for well beyond that.
The Wilpons and Wright may not realize it, but they've finally given Mets fans a legacy name to hold onto. While other teams have names that immediately conjure up images of teams past, the Mets are forced to share most of those names with other clubs, but now with Wright that should no longer be the case.
A lot of fans still don't care for Wright. They think he's not as good in the clutch as he should be or that he's not the leader they want him to be. Regardless of those aspects, there is one thing you can't deny: David Wright wants to be a New York Met. There are very few players that you can say that about.
So celebrate the fact that the Captain returns. Not just for another 162 game season. Or even 7 seasons. Celebrate that you have a Mets legend in the making that no other team can share.
Welcome back, David Wright.