But all successful teams have one constant: leadership.
Chemistry in the clubhouse.
It can extend winning streaks and snap losing streaks. The Mets have great chemistry, and that’s been been of the biggest reasons New York sits in second place in the competitive NL East.
...You want leadership? There are no better in this sport than Johan Santana and David Wright, who lead the “right way.” They don’t do it for the world to see by throwing over a table or scolding a teammate. They do it by example. The younger players see Wright and Santana are the first to arrive, embrace their responsibility to the media, and compete.
...The numbers don’t lie. The Mets are 16-10 at Citi Field and 12-12 on the road, the formula for a winning season. They’re also 15-8 against the National League East, which is why they are only one and half games from the top spot in the division. What they lack in talent they make up for in resiliency, and that speaks to team chemistry. I have never been around a team that pulls for each other like this team — even when one player is in competition with another for playing time.
Posted: May 30, 2012 at 12:45 PM | 12 comment(s)
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