From the desk of: HEAD-BUTTING MR. MET
NEW YORK METS: In 2012, David Wright is Everything the Media Wanted Him To Be.
Remember over the last two seasons or so, how David Wright was not considered a clutch player? Remember how many said David Wright needed Carlos Delgado, Carlos Beltran, and Jose Reyes around him, in order to be an effective hitter?
As of July 6th, well, David Wright has not been clutch. He's been better. He is currently hitting at a .354 clip eighty-three games into the season. He's no longer the youngster being led by the Old Guard. Now, he is the Old Guard. And David Wright has put this team on his back and carried them into legitimate contention.
Last night at Citi Field he was serenaded to the chants of MVP - MVP - MVP!
The player once accused of over excessively celebrating the night the Mets clinched the 2006 division title along with Reyes; the player thrust into the role of being the Face of the Franchise, the player who was then branded in the Media as being a weak leader; the player who went from getting beaned then to suffering a fractured back; and ultimately the player who had his whole Mets career and future in Flushing brought into question..., fits perfectly on this new team.
He's having the last laugh, and is still not under contract.