No one likes to talk about his second half last season. Its taboo. He was god awful, and hasn't put together a FULL GOOD season in years.
If we are going to have any hope of .500 ball, Whiffboy needs to play like the kind of player deserving of the contract he got, and not the one we've seen over the last few years, mired in struggles and inconsistency.
You're blaming that on no protection?
"Wright's last great season was 2008...sad."
Do you remember what happened in 2009? EVERYONE around him got injured....
Calling Wright whiffboy accomplishes nothing at all. He had a tremendous first half and you don't hear a word about it by the "whiffboyers". Minute he strikes out, he's back to his old ways yada yada yada. Give him some credit where its due. He had a horrible 2nd half, granted, but no one really stepped up to replace him or help him. He can't carry the entire team on his back or bat. He's an extremely good player, not one of the greats ... yet, time will tell. The season hasn't started and already some are getting down on Wright. Lets see what happens and then start the ranting and raving.
You say no one wants to talk about his 2nd half ..... thats all I see here. Whiffboy this, whiffboy that. Give it a break and wait until the season is full swing. LGM!
Downplaying what performance? Are we forgetting that he finished the season with 21 home-runs 93 RBIs and a line of .306/.391/.492/.883? Are we also forgetting that he finished 6th in MVP voting? His performance in the 2nd half wasn't as good in the first half, but if you were expecting him to do what he did in the first half the whole year you were fooling yourself.
Wright is the least of concerns for this team. Davis and Duda need to be much better this year, Murphy and Tejada need to get on base more, Nieuwenhuis needs to cut down on the K's. These are more important things we should be worrying on than Wright. We know what were getting from Wright, all star type seasons.
"You're blaming that on no protection?"
He's right though. When Wright was rolling, where was Ike? Yeah, he was batting .100. If Ike was doing what he can do, the Mets could of gotten more wins in the first half.
"tell me, what were his stats when he had Delgado and Beltran in the lineup?"
"So you're going back 5 years to defend WB?"
This isn't about defending him, it's the truth. That time the Mets had a great 3-5 which would fear a lot of pitchers. Pitchers now take advantage of pitching around him because the guys hitting behind him aren't doing the job.
"Since when are we happy with 21 HR from David?"
Lol you're mad about his home - run totals? What do you want from him? 45 When are you people going to realize Wright was never a home - run hitter. He's a line drive hitter with 20-25 home -run power.