Mets Name David Wright Team Captain

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Terry Collins told reporters today in Port St. Lucie that third baseman David Wright has officially been named team captain.

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.

Wright is now one of three active team captains in baseball, joining Derek Jeter and Paul Konerko, neither of whom wear any special patches on their jerseys.

 

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