The Mets’ face of the franchise David Wright is absolutely tearing the cover off of the ball for Team USA at the World Baseball Classic (WBC) and New York surely likes what it sees.
Wright is hitting a ridiculous .438/.526/.750 with 1 HR and 10 RBI in 16 at-bats for the red, white and blue.
But are these numbers just cheap window dressing on a shiny and expensive car?
Wright hasn’t been facing the likes of division rival aces such as Roy Halladay, Stephen Strasburg, Tim Hudson or even Ricky Nolasco.
Instead, he’s been doing his damage against Xavier Cedeno – who has 47 games of MLB experience for Houston – Jameson Taillon – a promising young prospect in the Pirates organization, but still a ways away from the majors and Matt Torra – a career minor leaguer in the Rays organization. Not exactly the stiffest of competition.
However, Wright would probably be facing all kinds of sub par pitching in Spring Training if he was playing with the Mets, so maybe his numbers are something to be...