Originally posted on Mets Merized Online  |  Last updated 2/15/13
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 David is an All-Star in all things. He’s a great person. To me, he’s our Jeter. And I think you need a core. I don’t want to put it all on his shoulders. But he gets it. As far as I was concerned, he was not going anywhere.” Fred’s comments flattered the star third baseman, but Wright felt he was a bit undeserving to be put into that category. “In my eyes, that’s the ultimate compliment,” Wright said Friday about being linked to the Yankees’ shortstop. “I think it’s somewhat undeserving. But it’s humbling to be mentioned in the same sentence with him. I understand the rivalry within New York. At the same tim
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