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Wright thinks talk of 90 wins is a good starting point

David Wright is not going to say the Mets will win 90 games, but he does think it’s a good goal, he told ESPN Radio (ESPN.com, Mar. 6).

“I’ve never gone in to a season and said, ‘Ya know what, I just want to be average.’ That’s not in my personality and it should not be in any one’s personality that is here,” he said. “I think 90 wins is attainable. I think 90 is a good starting point, as far as saying, ‘Hey, this is what is expected of us.'”

Wright said this is the first year he’s made an effort to watch some of the more highly-touted prospects on backfields and B-games, to see if they’re worth the hype.

“They are,” he said. “These young power arms we have are special and it’s going to be fun to continue to watch them develop.”

Wright said he’s been getting good, productive work in this week during intrasquad games and practice, and he’s ready to get in to a Grapefruit League on Friday or Saturday.




101 comments
Chris Biehl
Chris Biehl

Alderson is much more intelligent and educated then you are, dont be jealous .

Chris Biehl
Chris Biehl

You are on crack if you think the braves or Nats are winning 110, lol

Daniel Goldberg
Daniel Goldberg

Mets, get this straight...we're not winning 90 games. I'll bet my yearly paycheck to David Wright's yearly paycheck that we won't get 90 plus wins. We should set realistic expectations...80 wins is realistic to me.

bromancer
bromancer

I stopped reading after "Wright thinks".

Alessandro Fustinoni
Alessandro Fustinoni

Our captain is back today folks!! Expect a monster year from him this season!! I'm fired up to see what he can do with some protection around him again!

Andy Csengeto
Andy Csengeto

With a 87 million dollar payroll ? How is that going to happen ? They need better bats . The pitching should be ok though.

BlackDynamite
BlackDynamite

I'll go on record saying the Mets will get to right around .500.  80-83 wins.

But if they have a major injury to Wheeler, Colon, Wright or Granderson, they will not make 75 wins.

BD

hrvwlzthor
hrvwlzthor

I'm not saying they're gonna win 90 but it's def possible, just look at the Sox of last year who everybody picked last in the Div. before the year started.

I think the SP & the BP are gonna be very good but off course it's gonna come down to the offense. I think the two key pieces for them to even have a chance at 90 is gotta be C. Young & Davis. If those guys can combine for between 45 to 50 HRS then suddenly you have a very dynamic lineup.

Also, this belief by many that Granderson is merely replacing Byrd couldn't be farther from the truth. C. Young was brought here to replace Byrd's prod. not Granderson, that's why Granderson's acquisition is so huge. Imagine if we had Granderson AND Byrd in the OF last year. The same things that were being said of Byrd last offseason are the same being said of Young this year. Signing these kinda guys to one year deals is the best thing to do because they're gonna bust their ass on a contract year cause they wanna get multiyear the next year which is exactly what happened to Byrd. Byrd had around 20 & 80 last year, you're telling me C. Young can't do that? He's def. capable of that and prob even more cause he's younger, faster, and plays better def.

So if Young can give you let's say 20 & 80 and Ike goes back to 2nd half of 2012, you're telling me that's not a good lineup with that pitching.

Also, don't forget that we're pretty much replacing Marcum with Gee and Lyon & Atchison with Torres & Black. Oh yeah and you're replacing Duda with Granderson and Cowgill, Kirk, & Ankiel with Lagares and EYJ. Those are not major upgrades!?

John Elliott
John Elliott

Love all the negative statements! I'll give you all a penny, but I want the change back!!!! Let's go Mets!!!!

William Hartley
William Hartley

Lets take one game at a time before we get ahead of ourselves.

eric88
eric88

Why do people think 2015 will be our year. Why, because we will have lights out pitching and no offense. Isn't that what we have in 2014? Next year there will be less offense. There will be player raises, arbitration etc. , and the payroll will probably go down again, because large loan payments are due and the payroll went down this year in a year when the Mets recieved 27 Milliion in new Nat'l TV contract. The Mets are selling 2014 now, but if they tank they will flip the switch and sell wait till next year.

James Corsair Jr.
James Corsair Jr.

what mets fans are you talking about? listen to wfan there are very few

buddyryan
buddyryan

The Mets will win 70-75 games...the highlight of the season will be watching Thor and Montero in June....the low lights will be watching the Mets struggle to score runs with all the holes in the lineup.

hankypanky
hankypanky

O good. Now the cranks can get on a big hate for Wright.

thecyclone
thecyclone

As an assistant HS varsity coach way back when, our head coach, coming off a semi-final and final appearance in the city playoffs, told the local paper that he hoped the team could have a .500 season. He did this cause we had lost 8 starters to graduation with only one starter and two others who had played returning. The parents went crazy and the athletic director fired him. So all that says is you have to come out and say you have the higher expectations no matter what you're really thinking. Needless to say they didnt reach .500 that year, and the head coach, myself, and 2 other loyal coaches, went on to another school where we had great success.

Antonino Plaud
Antonino Plaud

I'll go forthe 90's.

In fact the goal is achievable. For instance we have capable pitchers in Matzuzaka and Colon, If they can start 27 times during the year why we cannot expect 15 wins and 12 loses from each one. Then if we get 4 other starters with about the same record why we will not make the 90 wins a reality. John Niese, M. Dillon, Montero, Syndergard, Wheeler. are you going to tell me this team if Healthy cannot get there.

See you in the off season.

Rich E Wohltman
Rich E Wohltman

If we get to .500 we will be more than satisfied. 90 wins? Let's not get ahead of ourselves.

Kyle Taylor
Kyle Taylor

Ryan O'berg, i will bet you the Braves finish ahead of the Metropolitans

eric88
eric88

Wright has 1.8 million a month, every month guarenteed. He can say anything he wants.

Haig Mathosian
Haig Mathosian

He's dreaming.......but then again, what do you expect him to

say

eric88
eric88

These guys are NUTS!!   They have 5 starters that hit .200 on opening day. Has there EVER been a worst starting lineup in terms of BA, Strikeouts in our life time.

Connie Nerrie
Connie Nerrie

Good for Wright!  And good for Alderson!  90 wins = less than 56%.

We won 50% of our last 100 games last year through energy and optimism and playing hard. I see every reason to believe that this team can do a little better.  

There's a lot of luck in baseball,and it's also a game of inspiration.  You don't need the best team on paper to win 56% of your games.

greekgod
greekgod

If they   can get someone to play first and short then it might be possible to win 85  games. Other than that FORGET IT!

BlackDynamite
BlackDynamite

BringBack, that's not what I said.  Your reading comprehension is pretty low.

Two schlemiels.  No waiting.....

BD

eric88
eric88

@hrvwlzthor  Your starting 5 players who hit .200 last year. Your assuming big improvement from all 5. You lost Harvey, John Buck was carrying the team for the first 6 weeks. Murphy had his best year. Lagares may start in Vegas. You have no SS. Davis will suck because they found the hole in his swing. C young sucked on a walk year.

Do I think they will win more this year, yes if allot goes right I think they can win 76-78 games. & 78 wins would be their most in years.

Alessandro Fustinoni
Alessandro Fustinoni

GOOD GOD!!!Stop already!! Just stop! Please! Dude?! You're miserable!

Can't you go somewhere else with what you have to say?? What possible joy can you get out of talking like you do?!

Mack Ownes
Mack Ownes

@eric88  There are many teams looking for more offense (or at least a better 'roid). As well there are many teams looking for pitching like this team in projection has.

Mack Ownes
Mack Ownes

WFAN. All Yankees all the time. Find myself listening in less and less as we get closer to Yankee talk for 4 hours a day from Mike and a Yankee game nearly every night.

Alessandro Fustinoni
Alessandro Fustinoni

AH, here's another one!! Or is it??!!...

Eric88 is that yooooou? Are you using different usernames??!

Man, there are some negative people in this world!

willymayshays
willymayshays

@eric88

All that money he makes and his fame put camera's and news folk around him all the time.  He needs to say certain things (the right things) all the time.  He is constantly walking on eggshells.

eric88, however, can say anything he wants.  Most people can care less what he thinks or says.

Alessandro Fustinoni
Alessandro Fustinoni

Wow! I think you just made a bunch of us want to jump off the Whitestone!! Seriosuly? What a Debbie Downer bro! After reading hrvwlzthor's comment, you come back with that??!

Take the negativity somewhere else brohemia!

Mack Ownes
Mack Ownes

@eric88  Some valid points with exception of Buck. While he was on fire, the team stunk. The team plays better in the second half (near .500),he is a non factor and traded (where he also was a non-factor).


Alessandro Fustinoni
Alessandro Fustinoni

Thats right!! He should! Bring in Thor or montero baby!! It just keeps going and going... and going...

eric88
eric88

@nagel100 @eric88  Nothing will change in 15. Stop being willing to wait till, next year, next year, next year, next year............ Nothing will change.

Fortget the Harvey impact. There won't be offensive improvement. What did Harvey Harvey have at  the All Star break.7 wins! He had no decision after no decision There won't be any money spent again next year either. Wright and Grandy will be a year older. More arbitration raises. More guys making more money. What if C YOUNG has a great year, can we sign him to a multi year contract. If he's bad, do we want him back. Will the payroll go down again for the 8th straight year. What else wil happen in 15' to give us 20 more wins. It's all BS. Wake up folks.

Alessandro Fustinoni
Alessandro Fustinoni

Preach on my brotha!! Preach on!! keep it coming!! Hallelujah!! 91 wins this year, shocking all of major league baseball!!!  ;-)

nncyel
nncyel

@Steven Matregrano @eric88  Hallelujah hrvwizthor and Mr. M! I hate to pick on eric88 and I've been reprimanded for being negative to all the negative nancys but eric88 consistently posts the most negative, depressing, dis-spirited, only-look-at-the-dark-side posts - perhaps that's how the Mets make him feel and he's just echoing that feeling, but it's refreshing to see some optimism on this site.


I get the same feeling about this team that I had around '83. The Mets, coming off 6-straight 5th or 6th place finishes were developing young players, both pitchers and position players - guys like Sid Hernandez ('84 actually), Ron Darling, Wally Backman and Darryl Strawberry and there was reason for optimism (I think at least half of the posters on this site weren't alive for those years - if they think the Mets have been bad the last few years, they should have been around in the late 70s or early 80s - then they'd know what a bad baseball team is - but we still pulled for them).


Looking forward to the season - with or without Stephen Drew!

Zach Goeringer
Zach Goeringer

The giants won a World Series with the least amount of home runs hit that year in the mlb. The mets will have one of the better pitching staffs in the league at that point and who knows maybe they will spend some money next off season. I'd be a little gun shy too to put all my chips in on a year where my best player won't play a game.

willymayshays
willymayshays

@eric88 @nagel100 

Harvey + no inning limit on Wheeler and Montero/Thor with atleast 1/2 yr MLB time under their belt is huge.  

Not only does that help our pitching staff going forward it also could free up Neise and Gee for trade, which I would be a huge supporter of.

I would even do it half way through the season if their stock was high enough.  Those 2 would be able to net a serious return.  Plus next yrs FA.   There could also be a big difference in the OF depending on what Puello and Lagares do.


I do not agree with you at all.  I do not like the Wilpons, but I think they will spend enough, or close to it, and I think Sandy is a good GM.