New York wrapped up its sixth straight losing season Sunday since moving into Citi Field, and one more would match the longest streak of futility in franchise history. But with a promising pitching staff, the Mets are talking big about 2015.
When Jeter announced he would retire at the end of the season, I began asking those around the game for their favorite stories. Here is what they told me.
As far as anyone knows, Mets brass have yet to consider the possibility. But here it is, anyway. Unloading David Wright in the offseason, once unthinkable, might not be a bad idea.
Two sons have carried on the tradition set by their father, a firefighter who was killed in the terrorist attacks.
The Mets, who have been one of the weakest-hitting teams in the sport during that time, have messed with the outfield set-up twice before.
General manager Sandy Alderson, though, defended Wright’s performance in a down year: “David did what captains do. He persevered, he gutted it out.”
Mets third baseman David Wright is out for the remainder of the season, after undergoing an MRI showing persistent inflammation in his left rotator cuff.
The New York Mets won back-to-back road series on the same trip for the first time this season, taking two of three from both the Marlins and Reds.
The Bombers spent nearly $500 million in the offseason and this was the year that the Mets were finally expected to contend. Let’s just say it hasn’t worked out for either party.
David Wright broke out of his offensive woes with three hits and three RBIs and powered the New York Mets to an 8-6 win over the Miami Marlins on Tuesday night.
The Mets close out the month of August with a six-game homestand against the Atlanta Braves and Philadelphia Phillies after going 2-3 on their California road trip. And while Lucas Duda stayed hot, David Wright was not.
Nobody is ever going to blame yet another lost season on Wright alone, but there is no denying he’s had some major problems throughout this 61-70 catastrophe. And now he’s hurt again.
The five-game run matches the club’s longest streak. New York also went five games with no more than four hits in 2004 and 1963.
So you can see why it sometimes takes Terry Collins hours to figure out what his lineup will be that day. He constantly has to wipe the tears from his eyes.
As far as professional sports is concerned, New York is the biggest stage in the country and arguably on the planet. Stars tend to want to play here, even despite the pressure that comes with the territory.