David Wright Ties New York Mets Franchise Hits Record; Does Anyone Care?

Brad Penner-US PRESSWIRE

 

New York Mets’ third baseman, David Wright, tied Ed Kranepool’s franchise hits record of 1,418 last night in the Mets 10-6 loss to the Pittsburgh Pirates.

::crickets::

Don’t get me wrong, I think it’s a nice feat; however, is it the most magical thing that could happen?  Definitely not.  A game in another sport which happened 3,000 miles away from New York was still the opening story on talk radio shows this morning.

Maybe it’s due to the Mets complete collapse in the second half.  Maybe it’s due to the David’s personal collapse in the second half.  Maybe it’s due to rumors that Wright is going to test the free agency market after this season is over.  Maybe it’s due to the fact there were 20,000 empty seats at Citi Field when it happened.

Ed Kranepool played 18 years with the Mets and couldn’t even scrounge up at least 1,500 hits.  David Wright has already hit this number in half that time.  Or if you want to look at it in terms of games then Kranepool took 1,853 to set the record, and David just 1,255 to break it.

Perhaps if David’s future with the club wasn’t uncertain this night may have been a little more special.  He becomes a free agent after this year, and it seems as if there is some thinking that needs to be done when it comes to him resigning with the team, as he has already noted that money is not the only factor for him.

While I’m not David’s biggest fan, or a fan really, and I don’t personally care if he walks after this season, I know a lot of Mets fans would be upset to see him grab this franchise record and not add to it over the next several seasons.  At the pace he’s going, pending any major injuries, he could hit the 3,000 mark in the next 10 years.

Remember when Derek Jeter got his 3,000th hit with the New York Yankees?  Of course you do.  It would be nice to see the Mets have something like that.

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