By: Joe Vasile
While a lot of attention has recently been paid to the Mets unorthodox methods of promoting David Wright’s all-star candidacy, the much bigger story is that Wright is posting numbers worthy of an all-star in 2013.
Only two years ago, it seemed nearly unfathomable that Wright would ever post an all-star caliber season again, but his resurgence this year and last create what has truly been a fascinating career arc.
Wright’s career can be defined by three eras. The Shea Years (2004 – 2008), The Early Citi Years (2009 – 2011), and The Recent Citi Years (2012 – Present).
The Shea Years (2004 – 2008)
Wright’s first five seasons with the Mets were nothing short of fantastic. He posted a combined .309/.289/.533 slash line, including an MVP-caliber season in 2007. In this time he also won his two Gold Glove awards, two Silver Slugger awards, started the All-Star Game three times, finished in the top ten in MVP voting three times, was worth 26.0 Wins Above Replacement, and ...