Third baseman David Wright is already the Mets franchise leader in a number of offensive categories ranking first all-time in hits (1,702), runs (907), doubles (375), and RBI (939).
However, as the Mets captain enters the 2015 season, he’s closing in on a few MLB career milestones that might help pave the way to Cooperstown some day after his playing days are over.
Assuming he’s healthy and returns to form, Wright finds himself just 93 runs away from 1,000, 20 home runs away from 250, 61 RBIs away from 1,000, nine stolen bases away from 200, and 98 hits away from 1,800.
Wright has been working hard with Mets fitness adviser Mike Barwis at Port St. Lucie, and is dedicated to putting 2014 behind him..
“For me, personally, last year sucked,’’ Wright told Kevin Kernan of the NY Post. “When you have a passion for something and you fail at it, I want to make sure that never happens again. If I do what I’m capable of doing, we’re a different lineup.”
“I fully expect us to be in the playoffs. It’s not coming out here and boasting, but I think where we stand right now, we’re a much better team than we were last year and in years past. You win with young, dominant pitching and we have quite a bit of that, and offensively, we are going to be better than we have been.”
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