Let me start this article by saying I have no problem with David Wright signing a huge new contract with the New York Mets. The guy is one of the best in the game at what he does. Sure, go ahead and get a big pay day for it. The fact of the matter is, as the famous song says “Can’t Buy Me Love.” For these purposes the phrase would be “Can’t Buy Me Wins.” And it cannot, or at least money to one man can’t buy wins.
The basic thing I am getting at is that as good as Wright is, neither he, his money or his talent will buy more wins for the Mets. Wright is the same day and day out. He showed up almost a month early for Spring Training yet again this year and he did that last year as well. He simply is good and quickly becoming great. Last season, same thing and the Mets still lost. His only flaw that I can see keeping his team from wins is that there is only one of him.
That’s right, he needs more than money to help the Mets win. He needs help! There needs to be another two or three players that buy in to what Wright does day in and day out. They should go out and bust their collective butts and carry the offense of this team to a championship or at least a one game playoff. Maybe Jon Buck at the catcher’s spot along with young, soon-to-be on the roster Travis d’Arnaud, also a catcher, can bring a little Mike Piazza-ness to the Mets again. Whatever it is or whoever it is, to win the Mets need more than one guy doing all the heavy lifting. Without getting Wright some help, the Mets still won’t win.