Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Do Not Let Him Go

I would like to believe the Mets have a bright future.  They have so many bright players on the team and coming up through the system.  They also have a great leader in David Wright.  I just don't know what would happen if David Wright wasn't there.

Seemingly since he was called up David Wright has been the voice and face of this team.  He has hustled everyday and stayed to talk about all of it after every game.  He talked in 2006 when he was one of the young guys, still finding his way through the league.  He talked in 2007, 2008, and 2009 as well, when he had to grow up quickly or else.  David Wright has been through manager explosions and front office overhauls.  He got to the postseason when he was 23 yet he hasn't been back.  He has had to fight for every bit of success since then, and it hasn't been much.

Sure, David Wright hasn't been the leader of a dynasty.  But he has been the leader on a team that only knows him as the leader.  This team would be lost without him.  Ike Davis isn't ready to take over this team.  The Mets don't have enough faith in Daniel Murphy to leave it to him.  R.A. Dickey is a good candidate, but if David isn't here then R.A. probably won't be either.

David Wright really is the only option.

The Mets have to re-sign David Wright.  They have to re-sign him this winter.  I don't want to see him play through his option and reach free agency or get anywhere close to reaching free agency.  This is the man that literally broke his back for the team.  He barely missed a series when he broke a finger.  He was ready to break a rib for the team before Terry Collins had to step in.  Give Mr. Wright a blank check and let him fill it in.  I cannot begin to fathom what else he would have to do to deserve it.

Let's Go Mets!

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