“It appears that only a few details remain before the Mets name David Wright the fourth team captain in franchise history,” writes Andy Martino of the Daily News.
Martino says Wright could be named the team’s captain by Opening Day, although one of Wright’s teammates told Martino the process might be slowed until Wright is healthy.
Should Wright be named the team’s next captain, Martino said it remains to be seen whether or not he will have a “C” placed on his jersey.
Michael Baron, ContributorWright is already this team’s leader. He is a role model for the younger players, and he demonstrates his leadership through actions both on and off the field. I think an official captaincy is an important visual and title for fans, especially in a transitional era where Wright is expected to lead this franchise to brighter times. But naming him the official captain probably won’t change his status among his teammates.
Brian ErniLast year in the booth, citing his experience wearing a captain’s patch for two seasons, Keith Hernandez mentioned that he thought a physical “C” on the jersey causes more problems than it’s worth. It’s an interesting anecdote, even if the two situations aren’t identical. Keith played on a team with more established players, many of whom had already won a title. It makes sense that it may have ruffled more feathers than it would on a team of younger players.
Either way, it’s time this came to a resolution. We’re beating a dead horse at this point. It’s time for the Mets to handle it the way the organization and Wright are most comfortable with and move on to other things.