David Wright has an interesting take on All-Star snub
When it comes to the MLB All-Star game, David Wright has been a mainstay for the Mets. He has represented the Mets seven times and is the franchise’s all-time leader in most offensive categories. In the off season he signed an eight year contract extension in hopes to stay with the Amazins’ for his entire career, which would be a first for the Mets.
Unfortunately for Wright, he will not be representing the team at this year’s All-Star game. How does the captain feel about this? He thinks they made the right decision.
When asked by Newsday about how he felt about being left off the team, Wright was very honest with his performance this season. Honesty is always refreshing from an athlete, and it is unusual for a player to check his ego at the door, especially when asked about an All-Star snub.
Here is more from thescore.com:
For just the second time in the last nine seasons, New York Mets third baseman David Wright will not be representing his team at the Midsummer Classic.
The 31-year-old was left off the National League’s roster after finishing second in fan voting at his position and not being named as one of the reserves.
“For me, I don’t feel like I deserve to go,” Wright said, via Newsday. “I would say I’m disappointed because I know I can play better than I did in the first half. That’s more disappointing to me than not making the All-Star team.”
Daniel Murphy is in the middle of a breakout season for the Mets and he will be representing the team in Minneapolis this year. When asked if he should be an All-Star instead of Murphy, Wright was the team player that he always is saying he thought Murph “deserved” to be there.
It’s been a tough year statistically for Wright and the Mets have struggled alongside their captain. Entering Tuesday’s game, the team was 40-49 and Wright was only batting .272 with seven home runs.
In a perfect world for the Mets, the snub will be a humbling experience for Wright and he will be poised for a strong second half. Would it be enough to get the Mets to the playoffs? Let’s just say we wont be holding our breath.
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