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Saturday, May 11, 2019

David Wright staying involved with the Mets but ‘at an arm’s length’

SAN DIEGO – David Wright navigated the premises in a polo shirt, a stark difference from the jersey or pullover he would have been wearing the previous 15 seasons.

This is life after baseball for Wright, now a part-time special advisor for the New York Mets.

“I miss it. I miss a lot of the aspects of the game, the camaraderie, the clubhouse, the shenanigans. Competing,” Wright told Yahoo Sports. “I even miss the preparation, the game planning, the ins and outs. The one thing I don’t miss is physically the way I felt. I feel knock on wood better physically than when I played, just completely different lifestyle. A lot more of the aspects of the game I miss than I don’t miss but I definitely don’t miss the physical part of how I felt after the games and waking up in the morning.”

Wright officially hung up the spikes after last season and is now part of Brodie Van Wagenen’s rather large front office. Wright stressed that this is not a full-time role for him, but he’s enjoying the chance to be on the other side of the table.

Mind you, would you spend any more time with Brodie Van Wagenen than was absolutely necessary?

 

QLE Posted: May 11, 2019 at 04:30 AM | 0 comment(s)
  Beats: david wright, front office, mets

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Wright, now an adviser with Mets, points to team chemistry

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. (AP) — Former captain David Wright showed up at Mets spring training camp Monday and spoke to reporters before New York’s game against the Washington Nationals, repeatedly referring fondly to “Al and Johnny.”

It’s that kind of attitude and personal touch, a sort of chumminess that develops within a clubhouse and organization, that Wright thinks can be essential to a winning team.

“Al and Johnny” are Al Leiter and John Franco, former Mets pitchers who were added to the front office two weeks ago in advisory positions.

Wright said the topic of close bonds and friendships that are forged during successful seasons was brought up in a morning meeting with them and new general manager Brodie Van Wagenen, who has communicated regularly with Wright about player development in his own new advisory role.

Team biology, on the other hand….

 

QLE Posted: March 20, 2019 at 07:42 AM | 1 comment(s)
  Beats: advisor, david wright, mets

 

 

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