Yesterday, David Wright knocked in three runs to tie Darryl Strawberry for the franchise’s all-time leader in RBI with 733.
Wright is batting .500 with a .550 PBP through his first 34 at bats this season.
“Right now he reminds me of what I saw in Jeff Bagwell in 1994 when he was the MVP,” Terry Collins said about Wright’s hot start, following yesterday’s game. “There was not an at-bat he gave away. David is on one of those streaks right now.”
Andy Martino of the Daily News said on Twitter yesterday that a contract extension between the Mets and Wright is not a ‘front-burner issue.’ However, a team source told Martino that he believes a deal will eventually be worked out.
Wright is in the final year of a six year, $55 million contract he signed during the 2006 season. The team holds a $16 million option for next season with a $1 million buyout.
To read Michael Baron’s reaction, and why he feels Wright has significant value to the Mets, read this post on his op-ed section of MetsBlog.com.