David Wright

David Wright - Met for Life

by Steve Simineri

Michael Baron - MetsBlog.com

After 50 years of baseball, the Mets finally have their franchise player. David Wright signed an 8-year contract worth $140 million, making him the highest paid player in club history. The deal should bring him to the end of his career in an orange and blue uniform.

Wright is the soft-spoken leader of the squad, able to talk to any of his young teammates and teach them how to handle each situation. On top of that, not only is he the guy that you would want your daughter to marry, but also he may be the most humble athlete in all of sports.

Is David Wright the Next Chipper Jones?

by Steve Simineri

Michael Baron - MetsBlog.com

This 2012 season has been one big farewell tour for Chipper Jones, arguably one of the greatest third baseman to ever play the game. At every ballpark he’s entered for the last time, he has received parting gifts and a huge standing ovation from fans. Even so in Flushing a few weeks back, despite nineteen years of tormenting the Mets and their fans.

Part of the mystique and respect surrounding the 40 year old is watching him at the same position and in the same uniform since he broke in the league as a youngster way back in 1993. His career is being celebrated throughout the big leagues not only because he is one of the greats of the game, but because he is someone who never left.