David Wright sees the future of the franchise in the young, power arms they have in the system.
“I’ve seen how prospects get hyped with a New York team,” Wright said (Justice, March 20). “I’ve seen some of the guys that have been for real and some guys that have never quite panned out. But you look up and down this camp and you see the quality arms we have, in my eyes, that’s the quickest way things get turned around. You look at San Francisco. You look at what Washington has done. It seems like the common denominator is young, power pitching. We have that.”
Wright said he thinks the team is moving in the right direction, bringing in veterans to pair with the young players coming up through the organization. He also said the taste of the playoffs in 2006 is what drives him to this day.
“To experience what playoff baseball is like in New York, it’s amazing,” he said. “There were times, all of a sudden, at Shea Stadium, standing at third base, you could see the upper deck rocking back and forth.”
Read more: Richard Justice, MLB.com