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David Wright knows the future of the Mets relies on their young pitching

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




25 comments
Bryan McEntee
Bryan McEntee

You mean Wright doesn't think Tejada and Ike are the keys to the future? You learn something new everyday from this blog..

Shawn Mike Rolli
Shawn Mike Rolli

David wright and granderson better stay healthy because team has a very weak line up - wish had drew though least we have a better offense -

Shawn Mike Rolli
Shawn Mike Rolli

Ike Davis batting 111 avg great job sandy Alderson terrible gm and wilpon to cheap to sign Drew

Bob Burket
Bob Burket

When you're a gazillion aire and set for life, you don't care if you win or not. Or so it seems. If not, then get the powers that be to put a playoff type team together.----NOW

7up17_2go
7up17_2go

"Mets playoff baseball!!!  7 times in 52 years! 

cbsrustyshack
cbsrustyshack

@SNYtv and not on improving the team via free agency. Well at least David gets off every October. He has that going for him.

The Feels band
The Feels band

I don't care if it's in his last year, we just have to get him a ring on the Mets. I'd prefer it in or close to his prime, however.

Bob Burket
Bob Burket

If Wright's opinion is so highly thought of, then why isn't he busting management's balls about getting some offense at SS or 1B.

MetsFan1962
MetsFan1962

The young pitching doesn't matter without good offense. And, we haven't seen much of it this spring; So, the front office has work to do to make the Mets competitive.

72tilltc
72tilltc

Well it is comforting to know he cant lead this team.

Mets6986
Mets6986

Montero and Mejia >>> Franklin or Gregorius or Owings any day of the week.

Keep your starting pitching prospects. Only until we're BURSTING at the seams with dominant pitching do you even begin to entertain the thought of trading one of them for a star, equally dominating young hitter, let alone for a shortstop who can't even convince his team to keep him.

ss11955
ss11955

David Wright ---Mr. 6-4-3 ,6-3 ,K --whenever the situation is "clutch". Then a meaningless single in an inning where  nothing is happening.

Starz31
Starz31

The article also mentioned the impact bringing in veterans like Colon and Granderson, guys who have been successful on winnings teams before. That rubs off on the young players and you need that veteran presence on a growing team. David is right, the best way to build a winning team is through power pitching. Even if they don't all pan out, we have enough options where if only half of them pan out then we could still have a complete rotation. And ideally, as some of the younger prospects develop, Sandy will pull the trigger on a couple trades that will bring in an impact bat or two. 

Dave Rodriguez
Dave Rodriguez

Where else would it lie with no other bats except his?

Joseph Baffi
Joseph Baffi

once sf and wash got pitchers they spent on hitters the mets are gonna ruine these pitcher with no dec and 2-1 losses plus they have to pitch for life every inning never get a 5 run lead

rico
rico

True David now walk into Sandy's office and ask him for some veteran infield help.


Christian Stefos Migliorese
Christian Stefos Migliorese

I really hope we can get David a ring in (or close to) his prime, but even if we can get him a ring when he's relegated to left handed pitchers nearing the end of his contract, that'd be just as satisfying. I just want to see him win a World Series for the Mets. It needs to happen. This guy is NY baseball.

Bryan McEntee
Bryan McEntee

@Bob Burket When you rich and famous the only thing left to actually care about anymore is winning. He's a millionaire and married a model, the only goal he has left to give his life a sense of purpose is winning an World Series

sayhey24
sayhey24

Thats not completely accurate. The Giants got very good power production from a number of players in 2010, including C, 1B and SS. They also got really good production from their bench. Their only real weak link was RF. 2012 was not as good from a power perspective, but they were near the top of the league in BA and OBP and none of their guys had the propensity for striking out. You never win on pitching alone.

ss11955
ss11955

@The Feels @ss11955 ---You Sir-- are entitled to your opinion . I can't agree. The "beaning" has made him gun-shy . Notice how many pitchers 1st pitch to him is high and tight (at his head).