If you thought David Wright was simply chilling out at home this Winter and hanging his stockings by the chimney with care, think again. The Mets captain was so engaged on social media, that as soon as he saw the story building up that Neil Walker was about to be a Met, he took immediate action.
Bill Brink, who my auto-correct insists is Bill Brit, he of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette writes that before Neil Walker heard from the Pirates, before he heard from the front office of the New York Mets, he heard from David Wright just as the news was breaking.
Wright welcomed his new teammate and offered him advice on finding a place to live and anything else Walker might need.
“I guess that kind of shows what kind of guy he is,” Walker said by phone this morning.
“Talking to David, it seems like a very invited and open-arms kind of situation over there. As we’ve seen in Pittsburgh, that carries a lot of weight when you’re talking about team camaraderie and chemistry and all that.”
Walker, who knew his days were numbered, was sad to be leaving the team he loved, but looks forward to being a Met and having the team’s incredible starting pitchers on his side.
“I guess I can compare it to playing behind Gerrit Cole and playing behind Liriano,” Walker said. “It’ll be exciting. I’m really looking forward to seeing these guys work and watching these guys and in spring training, getting to know them.”
He’s gonna fit right in…