NL East Update: The One Where David Wright Can't Stop Whiffing

NEW YORK - MAY 09:  David Wright #5 of the New York Mets argues with home plate umpire Paul Schrieber #43 after being thrown out of the game in the ninth inning against the San Francisco Giants at Citi Field on May 9, 2010 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City.  (Photo by Nick Laham/Getty Images)
Nick Laham/Getty Images
William YoderCorrespondent IMay 11, 2010

Mets Blog is starting to get worried about David Wrights' astronomically high strikeout rate, and (W)rightfully so, up until Monday he was in the midst of striking out in eight consecutive at bats.

Wright was pretty upset Sunday and it is easy to tell that not only he, but also the entire Mets team has been pressing since their eight game win streak. Wright is the type of player that when he argues a call or gets ejected, you know things are not going well, but seriously, eight consecutive strikeouts is unacceptable.

He is on pace to hit 35 home runs and collect 111 RBI for the season which is a very impressive season, but he is also on pace to strike out 213 times, so just think about how much better those numbers could be if he cuts down on the K's.

Now in his seventh season in the bigs, Wright has enough experience and talent that he should at least be able to hit the ball into play, even if it's a weak groundout, because at this point anything's better then leaving the bat on your shoulders.

The Good Phight proposes a hypothetical trade worth looking at, which would shake up the Phillies outfield in a big way.

Obviously when looking at this one has to ask themselves what is the true value of Jayson Werth? The 31-year old is enjoying an MVP type season and has seen his numbers improve on an annual basis. 

Where can I comment?

Stay on your game

Latest news, insights, and forecasts on your teams across leagues.

Choose Teams
Get it on the App StoreGet it on Google Play

Real-time news for your teams right on your mobile device.

Download
Copyright © 2017 Bleacher Report, Inc. Turner Broadcasting System, Inc. All Rights Reserved. BleacherReport.com is part of Bleacher Report – Turner Sports Network, part of the Turner Sports and Entertainment Network. Certain photos copyright © 2017 Getty Images. Any commercial use or distribution without the express written consent of Getty Images is strictly prohibited. AdChoices