David Wright Vows To Be Better

An article by posted on December 16, 2008

Wright 2.jpegKevin Kernan of the NY Post, spoke with David Wright who is hell bent on stopping the Mets’ consecutive September slides.

“This winter there’s been a desire, a passion to get into the gym as soon as possible and to get back to the cages because just like last offseason, the way the season ends it leaves a bitter taste in your mouth,” Wright said.

“I kind of lost a little bit of aggressiveness last year as far as stealing bases and I want to get back to that,” said Wright, who stole only 15 bases last season after stealing 34 in 2007. “I want to do everything I can to stay healthy and feel strong down the stretch.”

“For me, I took it extremely hard after the ’07 season and I feel we had a better opportunity this year and we didn’t capitalize,” he said. “To make that mistake twice, it really bothers me, and I know I’m going to do everything I can to prevent it from happening again this year.”

David Wright finished second in the NL with a career-high 124 RBIs despite hitting only .243 with runners in scoring position. Even if he can improve that number to .280, it would make such a huge difference.

I think Wright takes too much upon himself. You could actually see him tense up whenever he came to the plate with the tying or winning runs on base. I wish someone would tell him to ease up and be himself.

I have a strong hunch that this is the year that Wright will really bust out and win himself an MVP. I can’t wait for the season to start already! 

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