Originally posted on Mets Merized Online  |  Last updated 2/11/13
A year ago, all the talk surrounding David Wright involved his long-term future with the club. A few down years in a row made people start to wonder if we would ever see the David Wright of old (circa 2006) ever again. Would the Mets re-sign him? Would they sell low and flip him for prospects? Well, a year later, he not only had a bounce-back season, but also secured his long-term future in New York by signing an eight-year contract, the most expensive in Mets history. Wright had a down year in 2011, and was plagued by a stress fracture in his back for almost the entire season. He had hurt himself in mid-April, and wasn’t really the same again, hitting .231 over the last two months of the season while showing little in the way of power. In all, he finished the year with career-low marks in batting average (.254) and OPS (.771) with just ten home runs and 61 RBI in 102 games. Fans weren’t too high on him as his expectations (and value) hit a career-low. A great season for David was i...
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