Yep. I have been pushed too far by listening to Mike these past few days. He started out right on target in his open yesterday, but quickly veered wayyy off course. He has essentially pinned the Mets collapse the past two years onto David Wright. Anyone who thinks otherwise just hasn't been listening close enough. He has pretty much called for Wright to be traded. But herein lies the issue at hand: Mike is a Moron. Since I have been unable to get thru to WFAN the past two days, I will outline my points below in the hopes that Mike checks out the blog:
- David Wright is a 25 year old All-Star third basemen whose average season in the majors is: .309BA, 31 HR, 113 RBI, 107 runs
- Mike has repeatedly said that Wright has NEVER hit in the clutch. Yet, upon further review, here are some instances that show otherwise:
Last September, while the entire Met team was collapsing and every game was bigger than the next, Wright hit .352 for the month with over 20 RBI.
Mike has asked caller after caller to name one clutch hit Wright has ever had. Without digging too far back, a commentor on this board pointed out 2 huge hits this year...one off KROD in a HUGE series for the Mets against Anaheim when they were trailing in the 9th inning...another go ahead homerun against Cincy in the 9th after the All-Star break when the Mets were trying to continue their 10 game winning streak.
Mike has painted Wright as a guy who never hits in pressure situations. While he was admittedly bad this season in the clutch, last year Wright hit .310 for the season with men in scoring position and he hit .346 in Close and Late situations last year. Okay you say, but that's just one year - what about 2006? So glad you asked. In 2006, Wright hit .365 with men in scoring position and .348 in Close and Late situations. Okay, well then he must have sucked in 2005, right? Not quite. He hit .298 with men in scoring position that season, although he did struggle Close and Late that year hitting just .239. Yeah, but he was terrible this September you say? Well he sure did bomb in a couple big spots BUT for the month, Wright hit .340 with 6 homers and 21 RBI and in this season when he could not buy a clutch hit, Wright did bat .286 in Close and Late situations.
Mike has gone on and on about how the Mets will never win anything with this core four. Yet Mike does forget that they did win a playoff series in 2006 against the Dodgers. And Mike forgets that this guy David Wright, who has done "nothing in a big spot" in his entire career, hit .333 in that postseason series.
Reason number 83 why Mike is a Moron. His suggestions for trades for Wright include Jimmy Rollins, Chase Utley and Ryan Howard. Yeah, Mike Philly and the Mets are going to trade superstars to each other. Why stop there, let's see if we can package Arod and Cano to Boston for Youkillis and Beckett?
So clearly Mike, clearly, the Mets must rid themselves of this unproven talent named David Wright. Obviously the Mets can't win with this guy on their team. They should ship him away for Matt Holliday as fast as possible...just make sure you DON'T look at Holliday's splits outside of Coors because those numbers drop faster than your ratings for your solo show. Mike, I am sorry, but sometimes you must be presented with the sad truth. And today that truth is simple: You are a Moron.
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