In Newsday, David Wright did not back down from recent Jimmy Rollins quotes saying, "I don't like those guys", "I know they don't like us. There are guys that I respect on that team. I respect them, but that doesn't necessarily mean that I'm going to be friends with them. My whole career, I've tried to stay away from that. I'll shake somebody's hand and say hello, but I'm not going to be buddy-buddy with anyone before the game".
Wright's other thoughts on the rest of the NL East division saying, "I'm not a big fan of the teams in our division just because we play them so much. I would hope as a competitor that you would have that edge, that you would have a genuine interest to go out there and beat them by as much as you can."
David Wright on the Mets "Killer Instinct" approach saying, "I think that we can get better in that category", "I think that we can get better as far as having that killer instinct, that killer attitude, where when we have a team down, that we put our foot to their throat, and finish them off. I think that was part of the reason for our failure this year was – whether it’s offensively or pitching wise – we couldn’t put teams away when we had the opportunity to put teams away."
"So I think that’s the attitude that we have to go into next year, when we have a lead going into late, instead of just coasting, we have to get the mindset that we have to continue to add on and just finish teams off."
David Wright has the right attitude and thought process, now let's see if the rest of the team has the same mindset going into next year!