David Wright has had enough of mediocrity with the New York Mets and says he wants to go to the postseason.
The captain of the Mets was a guest of Mike Francesa on WFAN Tuesday and said quite emphatically, “No question that everybody’s goal here should be going to the playoffs.”
Wright told Francesa he believes the Mets have the ability to make the postseason as long as everyone delivers the kind of season they are capable of having.
“I’m not talking career years, just go out there and have the seasons we’re all capable of having,” he said.
For the third time in a week, the Mets all-star also supported general manager Sandy Alderson who is expecting 90 wins from this team after a 74 win season a year ago.
“Nobody goes out there at the beginning of the season and says, ‘Hey, let’s play average baseball. Let’s try to be a third- or a fourth-place team.’ That doesn’t go with my personality. I don’t accept that.”
Some very tough talk from David Wright these last few weeks… It will be interesting to see how this team gets out of the gate in April and if his teammates as well as him can walk the walk. We certainly hope so…