David Wright said Friday that he’s happy to be on the Mets, confident in Sandy Alderson’s plan and excited about the additions of Bartolo Colon and Curtis Granderson.
“I think Sandy will be the first one to tell you that there is room for improvement,” Wright said at a charity event in Virginia (Newsday, Jan. 25). “There is no question that on Opening Day this year, we will be a better team than we were on Opening Day last year.”
Wright said he has long been an admirer of Granderson, who also happens to live across the street from him in Manhattan. Similarly, he praised Colon and described the pitcher as ‘workhorse,’ ‘aggressive,’ and ‘one of the best pitchers in the game.’
“What Sandy is building is not a shortsighted, one-and-done type of year, where you go all in for one year,” according to Wright, who is fully aware of the team’s depth of young pitching in the farm system. “It’s going to be an extended period of time when we’re a playoff-caliber team, and this is the first step in that direction.”