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David Wright reflects on the end of 2007, 2008

It was painful, and took time, but David Wright now says 2007 and 2008 give him a better appreciation for winning, he told Matthew Cerrone during last week’s MetsBlog Q&ACast, presented by Verizon…

“There were many sleepless nights, there’s no question about that,” Wright said about the days after each of those seasons. “When I look back on that whole experience, it makes me appreciate winning a lot more.”

“I got called up in 2004. We started heading in the right direction in 2005. In 2006 we had an incredible year. In 2007, we just could do nothing right,” he said. “I don’t know if it was ‘we,’ as a whole, pressing and trying too hard, but we lost our swagger down the stretch. We had a very good team, but we just didn’t get the job done.”

“In 2008, it was little bit different,” Wright said. “We had some crucial, crucial injuries down the stretch. It just seemed like we didn’t have the firepower that some teams that we were going against had. So, I think 2007 and 2008 were two different circumstances, but as a player it’s sleepless nights. It’s going back through every pitch, every at bat. What could I have done differently to help? Was there a big hit I could have gotten, was there a big play I could have made? What could I have done to get us over the hump? It drives you crazy.”


You can listen to Cerrone’s entire 15-minute interview with Wright, during which he also talks rebounding from injury, how he stays motivated, and the importance of chemistry in the clubhouse…


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21 comments
MMIAA
MMIAA

listening to cerrone talk to wright is like watching two pillows fight.

chasesimms
chasesimms

And firing Willie Randolph helped a lot.

sell
sell

Between the constant "Wright Reflects on 07, 08" and the "Ike Davis Trade Market" posts, this site has such little creativity in it's "blogging," I can't understand how Metsblog is so highly regarded in the bloggosphere. 


Can you actually provide some creative insight into this team?  The same recycled garbage day in, day out.  Have some pride in your work.  


Also, the Cerrone/Wright interview is painful.  Matt, do a better job.  Don't just ask him the same questions that you have been for years now (about the collapses and team chemistry).

supert
supert

OT - There goes another Stephen Drew suitor -


Yankees GM Brian Cashman says that the club will not sign Stephen Drew, reports Peter Gammons of GammonsDaily.com (via Twitter).

bromancer
bromancer

"But, now that we stink and I've signed the new contract, I have no problems sleeping at all."

mkaufman1
mkaufman1

Its almost happy season on Metsblog, I am not sure why a depressing topic was posted right before the best time of year! Sheesh.  I hope he was also asked about if hes in the best shape of his life.

WillisReid
WillisReid

Get over it already.    If you want to feel like crap, how about 2009 when the Mets were absolute garbage with a $140 MM payroll and the Phillies won the WS with an $80 MM payroll.

AJF
AJF

Its less then 12 hours away until 2014 and we are talking about 2007 and 2008!!!!  Hey maybe we can get a post about 1986

MetsOregon
MetsOregon

Those 2007 and 2008 bullpens . . . ugh!

Robert Hess
Robert Hess

@sellExactly.  This site has definitely not improved.  It just says the same stuff over and over. I never see anything about creative trades, or criticism's of any signings or Sandy's spins.  This ownership and Front Office deserves to be ripped apart big time and when the fans try to do it their comments get deleted.  DISGUSTING!

sell
sell

@harvey33 So pathetic that they get paid to recycle this trash.

chasesimms
chasesimms

@mkaufman1  By "happy season" you mean that brief time of the year when even the most pessimistic of Mets fans has a slight glimmer of hope, however small and buried deep down?   Yeah, that's a nice little time of the year.   

Ryan Flanagan
Ryan Flanagan

@WillisReid Is this serious? Why would this be posted now? Let's bring up one of the worst points in this team's history 10 hours before the New Year. Awesome.

supert
supert

@chasesimms @supert Unless a team like the Astros comes out of left field and overpays, I don't see how the Mets do not get him.  Most of the other teams would have to give up their 1st round draft pick to sign him.  


If he decides to go back to Boston he is going to have to take less money as he has already refused their QO, and Boston reportedly isn't offering him more than a 1 yr deal.

mkaufman1
mkaufman1

@chasesimms Happy season is a joke I have with my friend about Metsblog.  Usually Spring Training time the blog is very "happy go lucky" with optimism so I coined the phrase.  Usually posting includes "best shape of their life" and "building camaraderie" type things.  Granted it is the only time for optimism but I still like to have a good chuckle.