There is no question that the 2010 New York Mets team is a force that no opposing team should take lightly.
While it is only mid-season, there is good reason to believe that the Mets will play meaningful baseball in October, something they have not done since 2006.
In June of 2006, David Wright won the NL Player of the month. He participated in his first All Star Game festivities, including the HR Derby, where he placed a close second to Ryan Howard of the Phillies.
Last weekend it was announced that Wright won NL Player of the Month with his impressive statistics. He is now preparing to participate in his fifth consecutive All Star Game.
David has said that he will not participate in another HR Derby because of the physical strain on his body. Also, he has worked extremely hard this season to level off his swing. His old extreme uppercut seems to be a thing of the past.
Mechanically and physically, it would be better for Wright to forgo the HR Derby this year. But, it is his decision and a decision the Mets fans need to support.
The fact remains that Wright will be the starting third baseman for the NL, an honor that he appreciates and takes seriously.
In order for the Mets to be serious contenders down to the wire, David Wright needs to produce with the consistency he has since late May.
2010 could be a repeat of 2006 in many senses, but hopefully it will conclude with a World Championship coming to Queens.