Wright, 30, will become the fourth team captain in Mets history, joining Keith Hernandez, Gary Carter, and John Franco. He had a .306/.391/.492 slash line with 21 home runs and 15 stolen bases in 156 games with the Mets last season. Here’s some of what Wright told reporters, according to MetsBlog:
“To be viewed in this light – by ownership, by Sandy and the front office, the coaching staff, and most importantly by the players – means a great deal to me. I’m honored and proud to be on the short list of guys of who have been captain in our history. It’s a dream come true, to say the least, and something I am very, very proud of.”
Wright will not wear a “C” on his jersey as Hernandez and Franco did in their time as captains. The “C” is really pointless and only puts a little more pressure on a player, so there was no need for Wright to wear it.