David Wright had the following to say, according to SNY, when speaking to reporters today:
In regards to his offense:
“I can’t necessarily go in and say I’m going to work on hitting more home runs, or trying to hit for more power. It’s part of my game, but it’s not the part of my game. I try to go in there, drive runs in, score runs, and if I hit home runs, I do. If I don’t, if I’m still that run producer that I think I am, then I’ll take that.”
In regards to his expectations for 2010:
“The expectations that we have for ourselves are the same expectations we’ve had coming off a relatively successful year. We’re expecting to go out there and win the National League East, go deep in the playoffs and win a World Series.”
In regards to why he expects to win the NL East:
“The fact that we did it with basically the same core group of guys in 2006; the fact that we got some guys that are looking good, that are healthy. Just because we don’t make a lot of moves during the off-season doesn’t mean the ones you did make weren’t good. You have a guy in Jason Bay who’s an RBI machine, who’s a run producer. You put him in the middle of that healthy lineup, and you’re going to create some matchup problems for different pitchers. Of course, there’s a lot of optimism for every team going into spring training, but with us, with how Jose Reyes looks, and just a lot of people with something to prove, I like our chances. I guess it’s a combination of optimism and confidence I have in this team.”
To listen to Wright’s Q&A with reporters, check out Brian Costa’s blog for the Star-Ledger, here.