David Wright Talks About His Future And Legacy With Mets

An article by posted on May 21, 2012

David Wright was a guest today on MLB Network’s “The Rundown”. Here is what he had to say on a variety of topics:

His future with the Mets:

“That’s a great question. I hope…I’d love to get this thing turned around and headed in the right direction and I think we’ve done that, taking that first step. Hopefully, I’m a big part of that.”

Playing in New York:

“New York wants winners. I see how these fans react to Gary Carter when he would come to Shea. That’s what I want my legacy to be is this guy was a winning player, he did everything he could to help his team win.”

Being the team’s longest-tenured player:

“Well, it’s funny because we have team pictures in the clubhouse and you gotta go year from year and we were looking back on the 2006 team that won the NL East and we were searching, searching, searching and there was a lot of faces that aren’t here anymore.”

Getting back to the post-season:

“It’s addicting. The atmosphere here was incredible … Running out on the field for the first time, looking up in the upper deck at Shea and literally seeing it rock, I was like, ‘Man, this is [it], doesn’t get any better than this.’ I kind of took it for granted. But it continues to push you and motivate you and drive you.”

Outside of guaranteeing that Wright will not be traded at the Trade Deadline, Sandy Alderson and the Mets have been silent on the subject of re-signing the Mets third baseman despite overtures from Wright that he wants to continue to play in New York and retire as a Met. Where have we seen and heard this before?

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