Back On The Wright Track

Metszilla.comCorrespondent IJune 17, 2010

NEW YORK - MAY 22:  David Wright #5 of the New York Mets stands on first base after hitting a one run single against the New York Yankees on May 22, 2010 at Citi Field in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City.  (Photo by Chris McGrath/Getty Images)
Chris McGrath/Getty Images

David Wright burst onto the New York scene in 2004 with 14 HR’s in 283 at-bats as a rookie.  He seemed destined to man the Mets’ hot corner and warm the hearts of fans for the next 10+ years.   Then something happened, something called 2009.  As the funk of last season seemingly lingered into 2010, some fans and critics even visited the  notion of trading the face of the franchise.  My thought at that time was simple……seriously??? For what???  What could the Mets have gotten that would have more potential return than David Wright simply starting to play like David Wright?

But hey, that was a couple months ago, waaaaayyyy back in late April when the 27-year old’s average hit a season low .222.  At times he looked more like  David Spade in Benchwarmers then David Wright and he was striking out more than  Glen Quagmire (giggidy).  Metaphors aside, Wright was just not very good and Met fans were justifiably concerned.

Over the past few weeks, however, Wright has ‘wrighted’ the ship (I promised myself I would never fall into that trap but it truly is impossible to resist).   What, or when, was the turning point?.....TO READ THE REST OF THIS ARTICLE HEAD OVER TO METSZILLA.COM BY CLICKING HERE: