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Since the season I can’t wait to begin forgetting is coming to a end, I think it is time to address the future of this ball club.Â There will be plenty of time to discuss the trades and free agent signings.Â It is time to examine the role of David Wright.Â
Â Â Â Â This weekend, Carlos Delgado had another setback.Â His return to the Mets this season is gone and who knows about next year.Â Â His presence in the clubhouse and on the field has been missed by everyone,Â Â including Â Jerry Manuel,Â who admits Delgado’s plays an important role of the “Leadership core”.Â But let’s be honest, since Delgado, Beltran, Reyes and countless others, have gone on the DL, there has been only one constant, David Wright.Â Â Now don’t think I don’t know what your thinking.
Â Â Â Â David Wright has not beenÂ Mr. Clutch at the plate, hisÂ home runs and RBI’s have beenÂ the lowest of his career.Â Â Even though he is aÂ base hittingÂ machine, he had not been the power hitter of the past.Â Â Â He’s having a roller coaster year at best.
Â Â Â Â This is not the issue here.
Â Â Â Â If this organization is to make any moves in the off-season, the first one it should do is make David Wright the Captain.
Â Â Â Â Â You read that correctly.
Â Â Â Â David Wright has lead this team throught one of it’s toughest years.Â Day in and day out, David has been a front and center, begging his way into the lineup, being vocal on the field, talking to the press, and never, never making excuses for the team or himself.Â
Â Â Â Â You tell me, can you find any other player like this?Â I can, he is the Captain for the team across town.Â
Â Â Â Â Is David ready for this?Â Â I can’t answer that.Â Â In my eyes, he has already been the Captain, just not officially.Â But I think it is time that the Mets make it so.
Â Â Â Â It is time to pull him in the office and shut the door.
Â Â Â Â It time to open the books and make him a Made Man.
Â Â Â Â The last day of the season will be one of relief for all Met fans.Â It has been a very frustrating year for everyone.Â
Â Â Â Â Let’s go into this winter with a clear cut direction, give David the reins of this team and let him put his own stamp on it.Â Put a C on his chest and let him lead the team out on the field in 2010.
Â Â Â Â Hey, he earned it.