Found October 31, 2013 on Mets Merized Online:
PLAYERS: David Wright
TEAMS: New York Mets
David Wright is the captain of the Mets, and has always been a good company man. But perhaps the time has come for him to look at the bigger picture of what a ¨good company man¨ really is. I would like to see David Wright sit down with the media, or with one trusted writer, and say the following: I´ve been a Mets fan my whole life, and have spent my whole career so far with what I consider the best organization in baseball. But we´ve been through hard times recently. When I re-signed with the Mets I was assured that there was a plan in place to lead us back to the World Series. We´ve made progress in that plan. I´ve seen the young players and prospects that we have, and I believe that they have a great future with the team.” But I´ve also seen the growing number of empty seats at Citi Field, the anger and apathy on the part of the fanbase, and the loss of our radio home due to low ratings. I´m tired of losing. I was signed to be The Face of the Franchise, and future team ambassador,...

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