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David Wright
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David Allen Wright
Born: December 20, 1982 at Norfolk, Va.
Throws: Right Bats: Right
Height: 6.00 Weight: 200

David Wright has been the most popular Ultimate Mets Database daily lookup 485 times, most recently on February 22, 2018.

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First Mets game: July 21, 2004
Last Mets game: May 27, 2016

Winner of Sterling Player of the Year award, 2004.
Winner of National League Player of the Week award, August 28, 2005, June 18, 2006, September 4, 2011. (New York Mets)
Winner of National League Player of the Month award, June 2006, June 2010. (New York Mets)
Named Third Baseman on the National League Gold Glove team, 2007, 2008. (New York Mets)
Named Third Baseman on the National League Silver Slugger team, 2007, 2008. (New York Mets)

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Anthony R.
July 23, 2004
Saw his MLB debut last night, and saw a good glove at the hot corner. Mets history at third is a dead forest with a few spots of green. (Garret, HoJo, Alfonzo, Knight) Maybe this guy can break the curse and become the "great one" we've been waiting for. His 0-4 was nothing to worry about. If you hit .350 in AA, & AAA, that means you can hit.

Bill Deegan
July 30, 2004
Saw his first ML home run in Montreal Monday night, July 26, 2004. Unfortunately Mets got wacked 19-10. Todd Zeile, in an eighth inning pitching performance, gave up five runs.

October 10, 2004
Only time will tell if David will have a long and productive career. He has all the tools. He has the best ability of anyone to come out of the Mets system since Strawberry, I will be surprised if he does not become a long time STAR in this league. Runs fairly well, has a great arm and will continue to improve his already good fielding. Hitting? Power and average seem to be the direction. A good size young man that is very strong and is only 21, he will get stronger. What a TALENT. Let's hope he is the man for the future as he was the ONLY reason to watch this team in 2004. I love this guy!

October 18, 2004
Clearly a great talent and one of the few bright spots in a dismal year. Jeff Wilpon recognizes this and will no doubt trade young David to bring Tino Martinez or Edgardo Alfonzo back to NY.

October 20, 2004
The second half of the 2004 season can be summed up pretty simply: David Wright, David Wright, David Wright. This guy has All-Star written all over him.

Basically shot up from being out
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of the Mets collective unconscious for 2004 to becoming the main reason to watch the team. At 21, thrust into the spotlight, David was absolutely unfazed. And you can't not like a guy who hangs out after night games, signing autographs for fans.

The only downside to Wright's ascention is that he's lost his rookie eligibility for 2005. With the numbers he could put up over a full season, he would have been a lock for Rookie of the Year. With more ABs, he could have done it this season.

He hammers the ball all over the field, regardless of who's pitching.

He plays his a** off no matter what the situation.

He's got the class to handle the NY media.

He'll be 22 and starting at 3B on Opening Day 2005.

This kid is scary.

Scary how good he's going to be.

Mark Stewart
March 8, 2005
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Tom Shannon
March 29, 2005
It has just been confirmed that Willie Randolph is going to start Wright out batting in the 8th position this season. I don't want to sound overly pessimistic, but this may be a move that the Mets deeply regret for years to come. With a powerful, young buck like Wright (paying his dues last year, and hitting more than impressively), it's hard to know what this decision will do to his young ego. (And to his numbers; how many IBB's will he get?!) I don't want to compare it to Mel Stottlemeyer's decision to add a 3rd pitch to Doc Gooden's repitiore, but it is of the same nature.

I know it's not exactly the same, but my point is. You don't mess with young egos. It is a very delicate issue. We have a raw, unpolished jewel on our hands here. A guy who we plan to have around for at least a decade (an obvious middle of the lineup guy) and what is this batting 8th garbage? He is going to have to change his whole strategy at the plate. It may do permanant damage.

March 31, 2005
I'd agree with Tom Shannon about a lot of players -- but one of the impressive things about Wright is his refreshing lack of ego. I doubt he'll stay in the #8 hole all that long, but however long he does, I'm not concerned that he'll sulk or fret.

Robert Beck
April 14, 2005
I have known Dave Wright since he was in the 8th grade. An absolute class act from a great family. I'm very comfortable that he will be a great role model and ballplayer for years to come.

Jonathan Stern
April 24, 2005
Given how 3B has gone for the Mets in their history, I'm afraid to be optimistic about anyone who plays the hot corner. I thought Robin Ventura was the guy, then look what happened. David Wright can hit and run and clearly can play the position well even if he's not Brooks Robinson. I hope and pray that he breaks the hex once and for all.

Wright has a Bill-and-Ted, surfer-dude voice that cracks me up. This past spring training, he explained to Ed Coleman the pros and cons of the different Florida stadium slurpees.

J. Kutkowski
April 27, 2005
Looks like the real deal. A 30 homer 90 RBI .300 hitter at third base, where we never can keep anyone.

Let's just not be stupid and try to deal him for someone who doesn't want to be here.

May 2, 2005
I think David is just amazing! Not only is he a good player, he is a good looking guy! Would love to have a "fun" date with him!

May 6, 2005
David is an amazing player! The Mets will have many successful seasons with this guy playing 3rd! I love to watch him play! He just seems like a really nice guy and can handle the NY media well. I'd love to meet him. And may I add, David Wright is HOT HOT HOT!!!

May 9, 2005
I had the pleasure of meeting David at an awards dinner he attended over the winter. Very nice young man, was great with the kids and signed every autograph put before him. Great addition to the Mets team as a person first and then a player. Everyone knows they can always use both of these things. He has a bright future, and I hope he attains greatness with our beloved Mets.

May 20, 2005
What an amazing player! This guy's game is hot! I had the pleasure of meeting him on May 5 before the game. Not only did he sign my hat, but he signed a mousepad I purchased at the clubhouse, and a baseball they were warming up with! What a generous guy! I look forward to watching him this season and in the future. He belongs in NY as a New York Met! The Mets are soooo exciting this year! Go New York! David Wright is awesome!

May 24, 2005
Everyone is killing Wright today for his interference call against the Braves, but Wright did what every player is taught - to take out the second baseman - and he proved what a smart player he is. Everyone slides hard to take out the player; it was just a crappy call by the ump. Anyways, Wright knew what he was doing and did the right thing as usual. Not to mention his 3-3 with a homer and 3 ribbies in the game.

What an amazing player: best on the Mets and he should be hitting in one of the top 4 spots in the lineup every game; enough of this 6th and 7th garbage. Put him in a better spot and he'll tear it up. I'm looking forward to 15 All-Star years out of Wright, starting this year. He's in the league leaders in extra base hits and if he can keep it up the next few weeks he can possibly get a spot as a reserve.

May 24, 2005
May 23, 2005, Mets at Atlanta: I would like to comment on David Wright's error last night in game 1 against the Braves. Other than the fact that he made an error, he had an extraordinary comeback! Not to mention his homer prior to the error. He made 2 great defensive plays and then had answered at the plate with a hard hit double. Now that’s the ‘Wright’ way to respond to an error! If only all players could do the same. Way to go David! Never keep your head down! His aggressiveness in the past game also shows his dedication to the game as well as his team. His response to his error clearly shows he is a team player. He did not dwell; he answered back!

Johnny Mac
May 26, 2005
He will be the Mets' star player soon! He is amazing, he does it all! Fields, bats and has a good arm! Probably going to be the Mets' best 3B ever!

July 5, 2005
Simply put-he is a joy to watch in the field and in the batter's box and he also seems very humble and nice when I hear him interviewed. I hope the Mets are smart enough to hang on to him for a good long time.

Tommy Mercer
July 5, 2005
Having been in camps with and even playing on teams with Dave I have to say that his performance at the major leauge level comes as no surprise. I suppose my fondest memories come from throwing batting practice to him for all the pro scouts that used to come and drool all over him on a regular basis. The reason these memories are fond is because they are representative of what a tremendous team player the man is. With his future on the line, he still always had time to make sure I got my cuts on the field because in his own words, "I had to play in the game that afternoon too." I congratulate him not only on being a tremendous ballplayer but also being a tremendous human being.

Congrats bro, I never doubted you for a minute.

July 13, 2005
I can only echo all of the awesome comments that have already been posted about David. Great player, good kid, class act, rising star...I could go on forever. A few weeks ago I made it to a game at Shea to see batting practice and no exaggeration, David signed 75+ autographs before and after he took BP, not a single person went unhappy. After he signed my ball I called out his name and he smiled and waved so I could take a picture...he knows how to do the right thing by his fans. As a die hard Mets fan, I look forward to the years ahead as he grows as both a player and a part of the organization. We love you David!

Frank Grimes
August 18, 2005
Thee best guy on this team by far, along with Jose Reyes. He's clutch, the best 2-strike hitter they have and is only starting to show what he can do. Great attitude, great work ethic, should be a Met for 20 years. He's a guy you can count on. Supposedly a big Met fan growing up, a big plus.

August 18, 2005
I love this kid. He may be a future superstar, and his defense is improving game by game. He's already had two masterpiece plays this year: a dive into the stands that made Jeter's play in 2004 against the Sox look terrible; and a bare-handed over the shoulder diving catch. He has not been a disappointment so far.

August 18, 2005
Absolute stud and my new favorite Met. Is the ideal heir apparant to Mike Piazza as the face of the franchise for the next ten years. Win or lose, it is a joy to watch David along with Jose Reyes and Carlos Beltran (when he starts hitting) as the new and exciting nucleus of the New York Mets.

August 18, 2005
I am a huge Red Sox fan but because of Doug Mientkiewicz going to the Mets, I watched them a lot and I saw David Wright who I had been watching when he was with the Norfolk Tides. I called it last year that he was going to turn into something big. Now his second year with the Mets he is on fire. He is going to go far. Very far.

October 13, 2005
Being from the Chesapeake, VA area, I was very proud of David and all his accomplishments. I have a six year old who says he wants to be David Wright and play the hot corner. This year I went to all the games against the NATS and got the privilege of witnessing one of David's GRAND SLAMS! It was an honor. Now that it looks like Mike will no longer be a Met, my son and I have a new favorite in David.

October 13, 2005
Perhaps David Wright's biggest fan, Del Thurston, died on Friday September 9, 2005 of a heart attack. On Tuesday September 13, 2005 he was buried wearing a New York Mets David Wright jersey.

October 30, 2005
David Wright is the total package. With the bat, he will drive in a run or get on base. With his glove, he will start twin-killings, and shows range that is comparable to Scott Rolen or Mike Lowell. But the most impressive thing about him is his composure. Nothing seems to faze him. And he is complete gentleman. If he stays healthy and keeps playing smart baseball, then the Mets could have an All-Star in their grasp.

Mr. Sparkle
October 30, 2005
The Mets best player coming through the system since Darrly Strawberry. He's the real deal and the whole package. I love this guy. He is clutch, a good 2 strike hitter and the guy I want up when they need a big hit. Coming through the minors his numbers were decent but I thought they were talking him up too much. Boy was I wrong. He's better than expected and will hopefully go down as the best Met to come through the system ever. Maybe I'm getting ahead of myself but I see no reason why he can't be a multi year all star and possibly even the Mets first ever MVP. His defense has improved over the second half and he looks like a great kid. Just stay healthy and you'll have a great career.

Sumo Sid
November 29, 2005
As a Yankees fan, I have no qualms saying David Wright is the real deal. A class act on and off the field. He can play and plays hard. I recall watching that game (vs. Seattle?) when he dove into the stands for the catch and I witnessed his Grand Slam vs. the Nats in person. The 3rd baseman the Mets have been waiting for since 1962!

Putbeds 62
December 11, 2005
I know that were in the holiday season (Christmas, Chaunakah, etc) but I can't wait for the 2006 Mets season to start and one of the many reasons is because of DAVID WRIGHT. He's the perfect ballplayer: The old-time baseball fans like him because he plays hard day in and day out. Kids like him because he signs autographs and ISN'T a jerk. And the young ladies like him because He Has The Boy Next Door Looks. I heard that David is going to play in that Bud Selig-cooked up World Baseball Classic for the USA. I don't care about the classic but let's hope NOTHING happens to Wright or to Pedro or the 2 Carlos. (Beltran or Delgado.)

Annette F
December 23, 2005
My boys and I first saw David play in Harbor Park, Norfolk VA. He was totally smoking in what he does best "play awesome baseball". He did an awesome job for the Mets in 2005, and he can only get better as he gets older. I think they are very lucky to have him!

Steve B.
January 4, 2006
Signed an autograph for my daughter and about 125 other fans. He smiled the whole time. He is quickly becoming one of my favorites. Keep it up David!

February 12, 2006
I just think he is awesome, he's numbers prove that at the end of 2005 season. We can only be excited to see and watch him grow even more over the years. Can't wait for 2006!

February 12, 2006
I went to his MLB debut in '04. If I remember correctly, he popped out in foul territory twice that night, and the Mets lost. Just like in Vegas, you gotta get those bad rolls out of the way, I guess. He's a future MVP. We get to enjoy watching him play for a good 17, 18 years.

March 27, 2006
Reporting from wonderful Port St. Lucie. Today is the third to last home game at Tradition Field. Unfortunately for me I am sick as a dog and had to give my tickets away (Row CC Seats 12/13). But as to D-Wright, it seems there are a lot of people a bit miffed at him, including some very close relatives of his. He may have now succumbed to his success, by refusing to sign autographs and such. If this is true, and sources are very reliable that his parents are even annoyed with him at his latest actions, the darling of the Mets will unfortunately gain a reputation about him that would contrast Cal Ripken Jr. If David is reading this, remember where you came from and the people at home and in PSL who took care of you while you were coming up.

Killer K
April 1, 2006
If there is a God, please allow David Wright to be everything he seems capable of becoming. As a Met fan, you grow accustomed to always bracing for the worst, ESPECIALLY when it comes to young "pheenoms" like Wright. However, you look at this guy and it doesn't seem to make sense that he is this good based on his experience. He does everything at the plate, is steadily improving in the field and provides the perfect face for the organization in the post Mike Piazza era. Maybe a bit premature to compare him to Scott Rolen, but that is certainly not an unfounded complement.

April 3, 2006
Great game all around today for David. Glove is good as ever, and improving defense. Big line drive home run against Livan (his third against Hernandez already lifetime), and that RBI turned out to be the game-winner.

Wally Dykstra
April 13, 2006
This guy is going to be a great player. The thing about him that impresses me the most is his plate discipline. He's one of those rare guys who knows the strike zone cold, and it gives him a huge advantage, since he doesn't swing at bad pitches. 50% of hitting for high average and getting on base a lot is not swinging at bad pitches and knowing when to take a strike when it's not where you want it. It's really what distinguishes the truly great hitters. Just imagine how good a hitter Jose Reyes would be if he knew the difference between a ball and a strike; but he doesn't so he's putting balls in play half the time on lousy pitches or putting an ok pitch in play where if he just took it he'd get a better one if he waited. Usually it takes a number of years for a good player to develop the kind of patience at the plate David exhibits. Since he'll only get better, assuming no injuries, it's scary to think how good he may be in a few years. He should hit around 30 HR this year if he doesn't get hurt, and that's hitting in Shea half the time!

June 18, 2006
I had the pleasure of meeting him yesterday at a contest that my friend had won. He took pics, signed tons of items, was pleasant, talked to his fans, and was sincere and good looking. He even started his own foundation although he is only 22! He is a great ball player too in many ways!

Dave in CT
June 28, 2006
He is a type of player that comes around once every 20-30 years. If the Mets brass has any brains, they would hold on to him for years to come. It looks like the Mets have solved their problem at third base for a long time to come.

He is their best player hands down. Last time I checked, he was leading in the votes to be the starting 3B ib the all star game. There is nobody more deserving than Mr. Wright. As a lifelong Mets Fan, I have grown so accustomed to the young phenoms fizzle, but this guy breaks the mold. Management better save their money because they are going to need it when he goes for a long term deal.

Dan Braga
June 28, 2006
Sunday June 18, 2006. Mets-Orioles. Could be the hottest Mets game I've ever been to in 25 years. I was miserable. I was suppose to take my wife and my 10 month old daughter. My wife said it was way to hot for them to go. I went with a couple of friends instead. David Wright hits his 3rd career Grand Slam home run on my 1st Father's Day! It's safe to say I'll remember where I was on my first Father's Day! Thanks David Wright, future captain of the New York Mets.

Tom L
June 28, 2006
With nearly half the season complete, I honestly feel that with a second half as productive as his first, we are going to finally see a league MVP award be given to a Met. Go David!

David Klein
July 12, 2006
Amazing that if Mike Hampton didn't leave for Colorado Wright never would have been a Met. I think when all is said and done he'll be the best position player in Mets history.

July 12, 2006
David Wright, if he stays healthy, can be a definite Hall of Famer. I know it's too early in his career for to speak about that stuff now, but this kid has all the right tools, and he's on the right stage. I think he's better than Jeter by the way. Sure Jeter has more rings, but David plays a much more difficult position, and has much, much more power than Jeter. David Wright can still hit in the clutch, and he hits for average. He's on pace to hit 40 hr's this year, while playing in a classic pitcher's park like Shea Stadium. Imagine how many hr's he would have if he played in tiny Yankee Stadium?

July 12, 2006
Will all these sportswriters please stop comparing David Wright to Scott Rolen!! Wright is much better with regards to hitting and his personality. Rolen was nothing but a crybaby in Philadelphia and he becomes a poster-child in St. Louis after finally getting his way. Fielding wise for now, Rolen has Wright beat, but that's it. Whatever it is when it comes to stardom and simply getting it, David Wright has it. He will be the Mets first position "Franchise" when it is all said and done.

Darren johnson
July 13, 2006
Had a whirlwind week: Home Run Derby, All-Star game, and Letterman, and he excelled at all three.

Feat Fan
August 20, 2006
It's early on in his career but, already a real MVP candidate, a legitimate multi-skilled player that is to the METS what Jeter is to the Yankees.

We've got something special here and it will be a joy watching this kid patrol 3b for the next 12 years or more.

Stay healthy, stay humble, stay grateful, you're a positive young man and one helluva player!

August 20, 2006
At only 23 already one of the best players in the majors, his only flaw is his defense still isn't up to par.

David Klein
August 20, 2006
Glad to see the franchise show a commitment to him, and Reyes by signing them both to long term contracts hope they'll be here long after the contracts run out.

Rich edwards
August 20, 2006
David Wright certainly seems to have the skills and attitude toward making him one of the top players in the game today. Better than Jeter? Who cares, its apples and oranges. He already ranks with HoJo as the best 3rd baseman in club history. Just a quick note to Abu2006- if you think leftfield in Yankee Stadium is tiny, you're seriously mistaken.

Joe Mac
August 20, 2006
In one half season, Wright went from up and coming young ballplayer to outright superstar, matinee heartthrob, and someone who can finally give Derek Jeter a run for his money as New York’s favorite son.

Kaitlyn Wharton
August 23, 2006
My brother Andy Wharton, struck out David's younger brother, when his team played my brother's. My brother's team is the Deep Creek Hornets in Chesapeak, VA.They both hung out a few times. I also think that its cool that I was raised the same place he was, in Norfolk, VA, thats my hometown too. I even saw him playing a few times when he was still with the Norfolk Tides. I know my brother wouldn't be able to strike out David, but I think that's kinda a good start.

Mr. Sparkle
October 4, 2006
I have a very small criticism of David. Don't get me wrong, I love the guy and still think he has the potential to be, when all is said and done, the best player ever to play for the Mets, but I hate the way he catches a pop up. He catches it with one hand to the side of his body rather than two hands in front. It's a small thing but I'm always afraid he's gonig to drop it. Also the unwrapping and wrapping of his batting gloves between every single pitch drives me nuts. Other than that, he's almost the perfect player. It would be nice however to have seen a few more homers since the all star break. He's had 2. I hope he's saving the rest for October.

October 13, 2006
I have one other tiny criticism to add to Mr. Sparkle's-he MUST stop tapping his glove before he throws to first base. I'm not sure if it's timing thing so he doesn't rush his throw, but I have seen it cause a few runner to be safe at first. Other than that, no complaints here. I love the guy.

Frank Grimes
October 17, 2006
David is the man, as everyone knows, but he's gotta step up in the playoffs. He's been very ordinary so far and not the team leader we need. We need a BIG hit out of him before it's too late.

November 1, 2006
His batting average was lousy during the NLCS and the Cards were able to pitch around Delgado and Beltran. He was a key contributor to the Mets elimination.

armando looper
November 1, 2006
I have a very serious, very nagging wonder about our franchise boy. What says that instead of duplicating this year's overall numbers, which look good because of the first half, he duplicates his awful second half, which went something like 6 homers, 42 rbis. He was putrid, and no one says anything. Playoffs, more of the same. Looked like a screw up, unprofessional. Swinging at pitches he spit on his rookie year. He has taken a huge step backward, and he needs to prove himself all over again in my eyes.

Geoff Valleskey
March 31, 2007
I hope DW can get over the hump this year. He has really struggled in the 2nd half of seasons and that was magnified in the NLCS. He was our version of A-Rod, but because Wright keeps his mouth shut, nothing was said. I am a huge #5 and Mets fan, but like others have said, it is time to get to the next level!! 25 HR's and 105 Rbi's for the next 10 years is nice, but I think it might be time to expect more, if that is possible. Anyway, hope our pitching is strong enough to get DW another chance in the playoffs!

feat fan
April 7, 2007
I don't know about you, but this METS fan will not argue with a decade + of 25-105-.305 and an improving glove.

Yes, he trailed off in the second half of the last two seasons and that will improve as he gets older, stronger and experienced, let's not forget, I've got Little Feat concert tee shirts older than him!

April 15, 2007
A slow start for the boy wonder. It would be nice to seem him concentrate on baseball rather than play with his wax model of himself or the millions of products he promotes. Concentrate on baseball; you already have more money than your grandchildren's grandchildren could spend.

Jamey Bumbalo
April 24, 2007
Of course the season is still very early, but after last summer's decline in HR production by Wright, a fan may start wondering. As of April 24, Wright has a .274 average, no home runs, and four RBIs. I'm sure he'll come around, but still...

Mr. Sparkle
May 3, 2007
Call me a fickle fan but last October I wrote he was almost the perfect player. Now after a poor April, I'm wondering what the hell happened. He has looked clueless this April and that "hitting streak" he has was a joke. He's not hitting for power, nut knocking in runs and not clutch. Thank God it's only been April. Started first 2 games of May pretty well. He needs to get on a roll. I don't expect him to turn into the next Mike Vail but he needs to pick up the pace. Anything less than 20/100 is unacceptable.

Also, he has more 0-2 counts than any player I have ever seen.

Homeless Abdul
June 10, 2007
David has now ht a homer four games in a row and is inching his average back to over .300, basically where he has been every season for the last 3 years. All you idiots who were on him after 2 months of struggling can jump back on the bandwagon now.

July 17, 2007
David Wright is my favorite baseball player. He is great at hitting home runs plus he can field really well. The shouldn't let him go. I love you David Wright!

armando looper
August 9, 2007
Ok, my last Wright post was almost correct. He scared the hell out of me in April. He's the man on this team, and for them to really make a push for the series, he's gotta carry them. Reyes can't do that. Delgado definitely can't. Beltran doesn't want to. It's gotta be my man number 5 and its gotta start Wright now.

August 28, 2007
His second half this year has been the exact opposite of last year's second half. Wright has been one of the best players in the Nl since the all-star break raising his obp over 100 points, hitting well over 400 in August, and igniting the offense since he was moved to the third spot in the lineup.

August 28, 2007
Hasn't gotten the acclaim or the attention for how great of a year he's having. He's got my vote for MVP. Hopefully he hits 30 homers and steals 30 bases.

September 11, 2007
Now it is September of the same season, David hit a two run homer in a 3-2 win over the Braves last night, and he might very well win the MVP. I'm not getting on anyone for questioning hm earlier this year because I can freak out too, but wow, a lot can change in a couple months.

Dave in CT
September 19, 2007
When all is said and done it is a 30/30 season. Just think how his numbers would be if he hit in April? As many Met fans know, 3rd base has always been an Achillies heel. I think with D wright around, that standard is about to change.

Congratulations on another fine season, and keep up the good work.

September 27, 2007
One of our all-time greats, already.

However, he's been given a job he should not have so early:

Team leader.

This all-time choke team, up one game on the Phils as I type, is about to go into the history books as the greatest collapse ever.

Can David W. play the role of tough guy? His commentary in the press is bland..not inspiring. I feel bad...shouldn't be his job, but All Smiles Delgado is ringless and doesn't seem to care. Pedro is mouthy, but he's a pitcher who missed 80% of the season. Doesn't have the capital to start k---ing a--.

Too bad we don't have Mex at first to stir it up and let the kids (Wright, Reyes) play. Someone needs to shake up this moribund train wreck and it seems a shame that the job probably falls to David Wright. He was meant to play, not politic and rant, but who else on this 2007 disgrace has the stats and the cred to be listened to?

Mr. Sparkle
October 11, 2007
I was down on him in April and he really showed me. He had an awesome season and has definitely shown himself to be the team leader. Can he continue to improve? I really don't care if he wins the MVP, I'd rather have made the playoffs, but even to be mentioned in the discussion means that he has arrived. Hopefully next year he can carry the team to victory in their last year at Shea.

Andy C
July 4, 2008
First let me say that David is a pretty good player, and perhaps the best on our mediocre team. He is an overrated fielder in that he has difficulty making the routine play, like HoJo did many years back. I cringe when he comes to the plate with 2 outs and a runner in scoring position. But on this team I suppose he is the best we got

Mets fan in Maine
August 10, 2008
I'm surprised no one has said the obvious: while there are still almost two months left in the season, Wright is not having the kind of the year the Mets expect and need from him. His offensive production is certainly down. He'll end up with decent stats, but it looks like doubles, HRs, RBIs, and SBs will be career lows for a full season.

Bklyn Met
August 22, 2008
Wake up! David’s RBI total will probably be a career high and his Home Runs will be in the 25 – 30 HR range; that is not a career low. Who cares about his stolen bases, he will end up in the 20 SB area, that is very good for an HR/RBI third baseman. His defense has improved the last few months after a very bad start. Where he has fallen short is hitting with runners in scoring position and in key situations. That is where he needs to pick it up.

Mr. Sparkle
August 26, 2008
I love the guy and all but he has been the anti-clutch this year. I have zero confidence in him this year in a big spot. ZERO.

Mets fan in Maine
September 2, 2008
It appears that I need to retract my posting about Wright's numbers being a bit disappointing, because I seem to be wrong. Average and stolen bases are down, but he's on a pace for great numbers for doubles, homers, and RBIs--the things the Mets need from him.

October 6, 2008
At this point, to me, he is the best position player the Mets have produced. I also don't think he deserved the Gold Glove and I wished that he'd not have accepted it. Like his mentor, Howard Johnson, he makes a great effort and makes some spectacular plays but he also flubs basic stuff. Earlier this year the team produced and used a Diamondvision video called "The Wright Way To Play". I remember being at a game early this year when it came on and there were a few chuckles then full laughs when the subject turned out to be throwing. I didn't see the video or another one like it again this year.

November 21, 2008
If Daniel Murphy is, indeed, the equivalent to a Brett Favre, then it clearly is obvious David Wright possesses a pedigree of confidence exuded by one Peyton Manning. I have seen legends such as Robert Feller, Gayle Sayers, Bob Cousy, and Jack Nicklaus collapse in a pool of joyful tears when watching Wright play. His rock-hard jaw, firm deltoids, and solid lower limbs represent the strength and foundation of a New York Mets team rich in the tradition of victory. Wright's passion does not shame his followers, for he brings glory and honor every day he appears in his uniform. Like Manning, his equivalent, David Wright champions the cause. The cause of unconditional triumph.

November 23, 2008
A pool of joyful tears?? Is this a first hand account??? Gotta love your exuberance...As far as Wright, a very good player who has not stepped up and into the role that you suggest, or the coveted winner's circle....He will though, still young and very solid!

Shickhaus Franks
November 25, 2008
This was in the Page Six New York Post column recently. "METS hottie David Wright is a charitable guy, but at his annual fund-raiser the other night, he was the one in need of some help. A spy at the Hard Rock Cafe in Times Square for his 'Do The Wright Thing' event watched in shock as Wright was mobbed by a swarm of trashy-looking cougars. Middle-aged women with bad 80's hair were practically pushing down little kids who were trying to get baseballs signed." Wright was overheard pleading, "Ladies, calm down! Please, relax." FYI, I wish I was at this event. I certainly would've helped David by taking those cougars off of his hands.

December 11, 2008
I remember going to a baseball game when I was 17 years old. It was a second-row seat. I came early 2 the game and was able to meet David Wright! I will remember this day forever. Heck that guy is super cute!

December 22, 2008
I have been following the Mets since my first game at Shea in May 1971. Mets beat the Expos and I got Rusty Staub's autograph before the game. I stayed late afterwards to get some Mets autos too. Joe Pignatano and Eddie Yost, coaches, signed my glove. When Jerry Grote came out he ran away from us kids and refused to sign; heartbreaking since he and Seaver were my favorite Mets.

Flash forward to some time in 2007. I am in SF on business and decide to catch 6 innings of Mets-Giants before catching a plane home to NYC. Since I am alone when I buy a ticket at the window I get a seat right behind home plate. I get there early and the Mets are taking batting practice. I go up to the rail and David Wright comes over. Nicest guy you would ever want to meet. Talks for a while, signs my ticket, takes time to chat with other early bird fans and signs whatever he is given. Class act all the way.

Wright is the real deal. Home grown Met, no ego problems, talent by the boatload. He will be the second Met to make the HOF in my opinion, after Seaver.

Older guys like me remember the merry go round at third base for the Mets. Since Wright came up that issue is dead and buried. This guy is like Joe Hardy in Damn Yankees, my new favorite Met. Take that Jerry Grote.

Shickhaus Franks
February 25, 2009
Lets face facts: He is the best 3rd baseman in New York and a fine example of hard work as well. Not only that he is a great ROLE MODEL as you can cheer him on and NOT WORRY about David shooting up a nightclub like that thug Pacman Jones, smoking a bong like Cheech and Chong (I meant to say Michael Phelps) and you don't have to worry about David sleeping with creepy ladies of ill repute, doing roids or playing Texas Hold 'Em in illegal Mafia owned hangouts like that fraud from the Bronx a.k.a. A-BUM has done!

Joe Figliola
March 3, 2009
I read a small item in Newsday recently that Wright and Ryan Church snubbed an invite from WFAN's Mike Francesa to appear on the latter's radio show during spring training. Wright and Church reportedly were not too thrilled with some of the big man's comments regarding the Amazin's. Francesa added (and I'm paraphrasing from the article) that Wright in particular was acting like a baby for not coming on to his show.

Recently, Francesa has been shaking his Yankee pom-poms a little too much on his show. His remarks about the Yankees being better than the Mets reminded me of something pre-pubescent schoolboys would say in the schoolyard. Good for Wright and Church not to appear; their bats will speak to Francesa on their behalf 2009! Hopefully, Mr. Adirondack and Mr. Louis VilleSlugger will have much to say!

March 13, 2009
I was listening to Francesca when Wright and Church declined to appear. Francesca said they have the right not to appear but then took shots at both of them and said their failure to appear on his show is just an example of the turmoil in that clubhouse, particularly dealing with the media.

Wright can silence all of his critics by producing. He did not produce in the clutch last year and that is a fact.

April 20, 2009
Wright hit the first Met HR in Citifield and stood at home plate to admire it. I clearly remember Wright screaming at a South Africa player for allegedly standing at home plate after hitting a HR in the WBC, which then almost led to a bench clearing situation. What a phony.

Don S
January 2, 2010
Who is the real David Wright? The 33 homer guy in 08? Or the 10 homer guy in 09? It easy to blame the injuries to Reyes, Delgado and Beltran for his drop in homers and RBI's but I beg to differ. Citi Field's dimensions will continue to cause a power loss similar to what Petco Park did with the Padres when they moved there. David Wright will have to adjust because his owner wanted a park that looked like Ebbets Field but with a high Progressive field type wall in left and with no natural jet stream balls will continue to die. Note to Met management. Lower the wall in left and the homers will increase in 2010 for all of the Met hitters.

January 21, 2011
My main man Wright will be a lifetime Met and he may also be the greatest hitter this club has ever developed. He overcame that dismal '09 season and is back to being the five-tool premier player he has always been. I will be surprised if he doesn't end up in the Hall of Fame one day. He has been streaky, yet clutch when it has mattered most and I would not want anyone else hitting in a big spot. I would trust him to get it done. He just needs a more improved supporting cast and I think he will get at least one ring before he retires. Thank you Mike Hampton for leaving earlier than you should have so that the Mets could draft this superstar, or actually the real king of New York.

community chest
May 2, 2011
Lots and lots of strikeouts in key situations. Oh, and did I mention the strikeouts?

Hot Foot
January 30, 2012
When did David Wright turn into Tim Teufel?

And to think that there was a time we used to stop everything we were doing to watch his at-bats.

I hope he can find his old self in the improved Shea field this year.

March 18, 2012
I hope Wright turns it around this year and remains a Met for the rest of his career. Him getting traded would be like the 1977 Midnight Massacre all over again. It would probably destroy a decent chunk of the fan base and picturing someone else besides Wright playing 3B at Citi Field is unimaginable for me right now. I can only pray that Alderson does not pull the trigger.

September 18, 2012
Wright will be looking for a 5-7 year contract worth at least 18 million per year. Not worth it. Mets be better served trading him.

September 28, 2012
David has been a real nice very talented player who had some highs and some lows (oh those strikeouts, especially after his beaning by Cain). Problem is we saw in the first half of 2012 the peak of his career. He was on fire and could do no wrong, and yet where is that leaving him or his team as the season winds down? The Mets should ABSOLUTELY be trading him this winter for the best young talented player they can get; not a package of 4 so-so's like Seaver brought, but 1 or 2 bona fide prospects. Any other will move will be a mistake, or what we call in NY a Wilpon.

September 28, 2012
Wright will be looking for a 5-7 year contract worth at least 18 million per year. Not worth it. Mets be better served trading him.

The Big H
September 28, 2012
The all time Mets hit leader passed his predecessor with 719 fewer at bats. A big congratulations are in order for David Wright and the Mets as well for bringing up such a quality player.

September 30, 2012
The Mets need to keep David. He has been a model player and person through good and bad. I think he will sign for the same amount as Ryan Zimmerman and that is not overpriced for the best player in Mets history.

June 8, 2013
You gotta respect a guy like David Wright; he could have gotten more money, and play for a winning team, but he choose to stay loyal with the Mets.

Jonathan Stern
June 24, 2013
I agree. To me, Wright is beyond criticism. It would be nice if the Metsies got it together and won a World Series while he was here. But I'm not holding my breath.

May 30, 2014
When it's all said and done, David Wright will go down as the greatest player in Mets history. I just hope they win a World Series with him on the team.

Neil K
June 22, 2014
Simply put: David Wright is the BEST MET EVER!!

November 28, 2014
Here's the laugh. What the previous fan, Chris, wrote is true...Wright will retire owning the Mets offensive record book and considered the best player in their history.

Yet, he will never win a thing with/for this team, and when people eventually talk about the greatest players of the first 20 years of the century, his name wont ever ever ever get mentioned. (At his position alone Beltre and Chipper Jones will leave him in the dust.)

Hot Foot
November 28, 2014
I took his 27 homers and 100 RBI every year for granted. Now I realize what a great hitter he was. He's still a beast at playing his position.

He's easily the best third-baseman in Mets history- hands down. Sorry Hojo.

I wish him all the best in his recovery from his bum shoulder.

April 29, 2015
As of today, 4/29/15, David Wright holds every single Mets offensive record except triples (Reyes), homers (Darryl still leads with 252, Wright has 231) and stolen bases (Reyes has that one, with 370).

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