Marc Carig of Newsday shared a few comments that David Wright made tonight in a phone conversation regarding his thoughts on the Mets offseason and how they might want to consider the “Red Sox model.”
“Let me preface this by saying that this is my opinion, and not anything that Sandy has told me, or anything that Sandy and I have talked about,” Wright told Newsday. “It seemed like it worked for Boston last year. If you can get three or four — maybe not those marquee free agents — but three or four guys that are very good, solid, players I think it helps us fill more holes. And ultimately we become a better team because of it.”
There are two main components of the Red Sox model that frequently get ignored.
1. The Red Sox got tremendous bounce back seasons from their starting pitching:
Jon Lester improved from 9-14, 4.82 to 15-8, 3.75
Clay Buchholz improved from 11-8, 4.56 to 12-1, 1.74
Felix Doubront improved from 11-10, 4.86 to 11-6, 4.32
John Lackey, who missed the 2012 season wen...