Originally posted on Mets Merized Online  |  Last updated 5/16/12
For years, Jose Reyes would be considered the “spark plug” of the Mets; the man to light up the basepaths, and the dugout. Now with Reyes trying to find his spark in Miami, the Mets were supposed to be lacking such a catalyst both on and off the field come 2012. Turns out, the true spark of this franchise was just waiting to catch fire all along. His name: David Wright. In 2012 to this point, we have seen Wright mature greatly. I say this not because of his .408 batting average, his reduced strikeouts or his 1.105 OPS, I say this because of his calming pitchers down on the mound, his pulling players aside to talk to them, his hard play and his never-say-die attitude. Wright has always been a nose-to-the-grind type player, but this year especially he is clicking on all cylinders after several years of struggling. This was perfectly exemplified by Wright’s actions last night when Terry Collins removed him form the game to protect him from getting hit after DJ Carrasco plunked Ryan Braun in
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