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| Itís a good discussion. A caller who was a die hard Mets fan said absolutely not. He said itís Tom. Piazza and Hodges. The elite of the elite all hof. David wright in his words falls just short.
I disagree. He's the Mets' all-time RBI leader. All-time hit leader. All-time extra base-hit leader. Third in career batting average, 2nd in career homeruns, just 10 behind Strawberry. He is inexorably linked to the Mets from 2004 to the middle of this decade. And he is the All-Time Mets captain, if there was a designation.
I certainly have wished for more from Wright at times, and certainly it's a disappointing end to his career, but if you retire anyone's number, you have to retire David Wright's.
I wish I could re-live his 2007 season, his best...hit .325, 30 HRs, 107 RBIs, stole 34 bases, walked 94 times, and had a .963 OPS and won a Gold Glove to boot. But in true Mets' fashion, that season was smeared by a late season collapse when they lost 6 of their last 7 games, finished with 88 wins and one back from the Phillies, out of the playoffs. But that was not on David Wright. He hit .400 in those last 7 games. Reyes, on the other hand went 6-32 (.187) in those games, and half of those hits came in one game. And the pitching completely fell apart. Much digression here...back to Wright...I'm not a big fan of retiring numbers anyway, but if you're going to do it, I think he's deserving.