Mets starting lineup of the all-time greats
By Tim Boyle
Hitting third, 3B David Wright
I’m not sure if David Wright would be the captain of this lineup. After all, we have some legendary Mets here including one other that once wore a C on his chest.
Regardless of this, there’s nobody better to play third base for the Mets than Wright.
Only a small number of franchise records don’t belong to Wright. Remove his injuries late in his career and he has plenty more of them.
Wright was well on his way to a Hall of Fame career. He ended up with a total of 1777 career hits, 242 home runs, and 970 RBI to go with his .296/.376/.491 slash line. Somewhat quietly, he also stole 196 bases and won a pair of Gold Gloves.
Wright is an important part of Mets history for everything he did on and off the field. He was a true leader whose best leadership quality was what he was able to produce regularly on the field.
His time with the Mets ended with five seasons of driving in 100 or more runs. Although his power didn’t quite compare to a few other guys in this all-time Mets lineup, his offensive abilities make him a great candidate to hit third.
By the time Wright comes to the plate, I would expect this Mets team to at least have Reyes on third and Alfonzo at first. Does Wright knock in the first run?