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Earlier this week, Mets owner Fred Wilpon referred to David Wright as “our Jeter.” Some may be taken aback by that statement, but it make sense when considering what each player has brought to their respective franchises. Both are the “faces” of their franchise, have spent their entire careers with their team (and will probably end them there as well), have been referred to as their team’s captain, and have contributed to their club extensively both on and off the field.
That’s all well and good, and admirable in this day and age of high-priced free agents, but how do these two players actually compare with regard to on-field production? Both Wright and Derek Jeter made their major league debuts at the age of 21. At 30 years old, Wright is eight years younger than Jeter and has spent nine years in the majors. The table below is a comparison of some traditional statistics for their age 21 to 29 seasons:
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You can deny it all you want, jump up and down, throw a tantrum, or just ignore the facts – the choice is yours. But when you look at the evidence, there is no denying that David Wright has practically mirrored Derek Jeter in terms of overall production and value to the team during the regular season. In fact, Wright outproduced Jeter over a broad array of offensive...
Going back to the minutia of the 2012 season for a look at changes on various major offensive All Time Met records list.
First, the biggest one that happened in 2012 was David Wright’s ascension as the Met All Time Hit King. Wright surpassed Ed Kranepool’s previous record of 1,418 and is currently sitting at 1,426 base hits. Interestingly enough, it should be fun to see...
Nobody is more excited to return to baseball than Derek Jeter.
Last season came to a crushing end for the Yankees captain, who fractured his ankle in Game 1 of the American League Championship Series in October, and Jeter says the ensuing offseason has been a nightmare.
“My offseason was terrible,” he told reporters Sunday. “Absolutely terrible.”
Jeter was reportedly unable...
On Thursday Mets owner Fred Wilpon came out and compared David Wright to the Yankees Derek Jeter, at least in terms of being the face of the franchise. You can read more thoughts on Wilpons comments from Adam Rubin at ESPN.
Here are Fred Wilpons Comments:
“David is a unique player. He’s an All-Star,” Wilpon said Wednesday while touring Mets camp. “I think David is an All...
On Thursday, Mets’ owner Fred Wilpon came out and compared David Wright to the Yankees’ Derek Jeter, at least in terms of being the face of the franchise. You can read more thoughts on Wilpon’s comments from Adam Rubin at ESPN.
Here are the Mets owner’s comments:
“David is a unique player. He’s an All-Star,” Wilpon said Wednesday while touring Mets camp. “I think...
New York Yankees’ star shortstop
Derek Jeter has arrived at Yankees’ Spring Training camp in Tampa, Florida.
Jeter will work out with the team, but he will not participate in the Yankees’
initial Spring Training games, which begin on February 23. Instead, he will
wait until at least early March to test his surgically repaired ankle in
full-speed game action.
Before fracturing his ankle in game one of the ALCS against the Tigers last October, Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter was told he had a stress fracture in his foot. Yankees GM Brian Cashman said that the team only knew about a bone bruise, and manager Joe Girardi agreed with that statement. But during a media session on Sunday, Jeter came out with the revelation of the stress fracture...
Recorded yesterday, shortly after Derek Jeter gave his State Of The Captain address, this episode includes a breakdown of what Jeter said in the presser, as well as other Yankee news and notes from Tampa.Also in this episode is another chance to win a bottle of NYY Fragrance! It's my best giveaway to date. You have a chance to win a Silver Fragrance Limited Edition 6.7 oz bottle...
Although he might not appear in any New York Yankees spring training games, veteran shortstop Derek Jeter hopes to be ready for Opening Day. Jeter has been rehabbing from an ankle injury he suffered last October. He underwent surgery to his ankle and has had a metal plate and screws inserted in his ankle.
Jeter spoke to reporters on Sunday and said that he hopes to ready for the...
The key to any good team is depth, and I, for one, am not so sure the Mets are protected if someone goes down with an injury.
Anything can happen in sports, and it’s hard to prepare for the unpredictable, but the Mets are vulnerable, not only in their thin outfield, but at other positions as well. Let’s take a closer look.
3B: David Wright
Wright is obviously the backbone of...
New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter could start running on
the field in the next couple days for the first time since ankle
surgery and still expects to be ready for opening day.
If Jose Reyes has one goal this season from his new home north of the border it is to "win the division" from the New York Yankees. The Toronto Blue Jays' new shortstop wants to knock the Yankees from their lofty perch and claims playing against Derek Jeter will be his driving force. The 29-year-old Reyes has the utmost respect for his new AL East counterpart and...
Maybe its because I spent the better part of the off season lowering my expectations, but the PECOTA spreadsheets came out recently and I’m not disappointed entirely with what they say for the Mets. In fact, some of what they say is a lot better than what I thought.
In addition, the pick up’s in the bullpen help the team’s weakest area (after the Outfield). I underestimated...
They lost R.A. Dickey but kept David Wright. More importantly, the Mets' owners might have actually sorted out their financial mess. With potential money to spend and some top prospects on their way, 2013 could be the start of the Mets' resurgence.
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