Mets stories we hope to see unfold in the 2023 season
2) The retirement of former Mets Captain David Wright's number
David Wright is one of the most popular Mets players ever. He has always been considered a fan favorite for his dedication on and off the field, his production (when healthy), and his leadership. Wright is just one of four captains the team has had.
As he was called, after his performance at the 2013 World Baseball Classic, Captain America has been one of the most productive Mets hitters in history despite seeing his career interrupted by injuries in 2018. Wright was a seven-time All-Star and a two-time Silver Slugger and Gold Glove winner.
Despite not having Hall Fame numbers, due to injuries that prevented him from staying on the field, regarding the franchise, the Captain is the team leader in various departments. Wright is the franchise leader in hits, runs, RBIs, and doubles and second in home runs.
He has everything it takes for the Mets organization to retire his number, the only question is when. It would be great and a boost for the fans if this year we could see an event at Citi Field honoring our forever captain as he deserves. A person who gave himself physically to the team and proved to be the leader that everyone needed.