David Wright To Mets: ‘Put Up Or Shut Up’

NEW YORK (WFAN) — David Wright isn’t exactly pleased with the way last season went for the Mets.

“Internally, the idea is that things haven’t gone the way that we’ve expected them to go now that I’ve been here seven years,” Wright told the New York Post on Monday. “It’s to the point now where you’ve got to put up or shut up.”

The normally reserved third baseman admitted that it’s time the Mets “get it turned around in the right direction.”

“With what we’ve had the last couple of years, it hasn’t worked, and I’m just as much at fault as anyone else,” Wright said.

Wright agreed with the Flushing faithful who long to see a return to the scrappy play of 2006, when the Mets landed just one win shy of the World Series.

“When it’s all said and done, I want to win, and we haven’t done that,” said Wright. “I just know how special it was the season that we had in ’06. It was so much fun. I haven’t had that since, and I miss it.

“It’s addicting, and when you don’t get it, you get antsy, and so I want to get back to that. We have to be a team on a mission, no question about it. We have a lot of guys who have to go out there and try to prove themselves this year.”

Fred Wilpon and the Mets announced in January that they will consider seeking a minority partner to invest in the franchise. Wright isn’t too concerned.

“Getting down here and playing baseball, you don’t have to listen to every day what’s going on in that situation,” he said. “Once you walk across these lines, it’s almost like a sanctuary. That’s one of the best things for me, to get back out on the baseball field. You don’t have to think about everything.”

Wright thinks the Mets can compete in 2011, and has a message for any teammates who think otherwise.

“If there’s anybody on this team that doesn’t think that we can play with the other teams in the National League East, then we should get rid of them.”

Is this the vocal David Wright that Mets fans have been waiting for? Sound off in the comments below!

pixy David Wright To Mets: Put Up Or Shut Up
  • joe d

    3 cheers 4 all the boys that say lets go mets

  • Fireman Marshall Bill

    saw the back page of today’s Daily News, looks like even Mr. Mets is not looking forward to the season. Walkling with his head down while carrying bags and saying, “man, another misirable season coming for Mets fans” LOL, LOL, LOL

  • johnny a

    81-81…. but look at the bright side; ahhhh uhmmm ahhhhh ahhhhhh no uhhhhh jerry manuel! No Omar “stuttering spider” Minaya and no more collapses!

  • johnny a

    wright is saying the right things, but the bottom line is the pitching is horrid. Alderson, whom I have a lot of faith in as a GM, should have strengthened the pen, looking to cover up the deficiencies in the rotation by shortening the game and by taking advantage of what will prove to be a surprisingly potent line up. The horses are not there in the pitching department!

  • dabooch

    Deer in the headlights, how often have we seen you wave at strike 3 in crutial situations?

  • tommy v

    david wright o.k. lets see. men on 2nd and 3rd he lines out to right or hits a hard grounder to third. this is our guy.shut up and collect your check! (i hope i’m not being to critical.)

  • tommy v

    ask yourself is this team better than philly, atlanta, florida, or washington ? time to sell the team to someone else. october 1 this team will be in last place. what will the spin be next winter? can’t wait.

  • Kevin

    Wright always mouths off this time of year because he’s not in the lockerroom where a real leader would mouth off. He’s timid. As a Met fan, this Wilpon mess is going to drag us down again. We are lucky to win 70 games.

  • Vincent R Barone

    U should just worry about beating Tampa & the Yanks and not worry about the METS Joe..

  • Sheriff Joe Higgins

    Another year of BS from the Mutts.
    They will never win again, until the team is sold.
    Lets go Red Soxs!

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