Re: David Wright...
- From: Uncle AbogadoŽ <siempredelirando@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Mon, 14 May 2012 20:55:57 -0400
On Mon, 14 May 2012 16:48:51 -0700 (PDT), montygraham
On May 12, 5:34 pm, Uncle Abogado® <siempredelira...@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
... is now hitting .402, including 7 for his last 11.
No other comment necessary.
Naturally. Heaven forbid that Wright could get off to this kind of
blistering start without your attempting to take some sort of credit
The TV commentator have said more than once that the
hitting coach is insisting that the players work the count, and that
is at least part of the reason for the comebacks (compare to last
They're not talking about Wright. They're referring to career
hackers like Ronnie Cedeno, who's probably taken more pitches in the
past week than he has in his previous five seasons. Wright's
problem has never been an inability to work a count; if anything, he
was arguably being _too_ selective early in his at-bats, taking too
many first-pitch strikes and forcing himself to hit defensively. That,
in conjunction with a back injury that clearly sapped his power, was a
big reason for his decline in production last season.
His improvement this season can actually be traced, at least in part,
to a less passive, more aggressive approach at the plate, with the
result that he's not taking as many strikes and he's getting better
pitches to hit. Wright is currently averaging 3.79 pitches per at
bat, the lowest mark of his career, and down considerably from last
year's 4.06. Furthermore, he's walking at just about the same rate
that he always has; take out the league-leading 6 intentional walks,
and Wright is averaging one unintentional walk every 9.13 plate
appearances. That's not much different than last year's 9.31, or
even his career average of 9.78.
My idea was to challenge Wright before the 2011 season
began to "get his act together."
No, your idea was to publicly humiliate him and then dump him for
whatever prospects they could get for him. "Addition by
subtraction," remember? Everyone else does, so please spare us
the revisionist crap.
Apparently, that was done this year.
Sure, because that's the only possible explanation for his return to
form -- somebody must have threatened him. It sure must be
nice to live in a universe where you get to be right about everything,
regardless of what actually happens.
I have said that Wright appears to have the physical skills but
that it looks like he could be a "head case."
No shit, but of course, you've said a lot of idiotic stuff here over
the past few years. For instance, you've also called Wright
"stubborn," "stupid," "selfish," "a cancer," a "stat padder" and a
"loser" who needed to be excised from the roster to make way for
hungry "youngsters" like Justin Turner and Daniel Murphy (both of whom
are two years younger than Wright).
I won't even bother to comment on the irony of a borderline
personality such as yourself referring to another person as a
If he can regain what he had several years ago, that's great,
What he needed to regain most of all was his health, and it appears
that he's done that.
but then the issue of whether
they will pay him as much as another team will when his contract
expires comes up.
Money may not be the only incentive. Wright has been pretty
emphatic about wanting to remain a Met -- far more so than Jose
Reyes ever was.
Can you say you are certain they will outbid all
other teams if it comes to that (and he keeps playing well)?
According the multiple sources, the Mets plan to offer Wright a
contract extension at some point during this season.
Eat your heart out, troll.
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