In an interview with Adam Rubin of ESPN New York. David Wright discusses the departure of former hitting coach Howard Johnson after it was decided Johnson would not return to work for the organization in 2011.
Wright in describing Johnson’s departure said “He’ just been with the organization so long, and I think he’s done so much for the organization, that it’s tough for him to move on. But, on the other hand, I think that he understands that the organization is kind of going in a different direction — really, I would say, through very little fault of his own. I think he did everything he could do.”
He goes on to say that if Johnson is allowed to implement his philosophies he could be a “heckuva” hitting coach. Something that Wright says Johnson was limited in doing as the Mets hitting coach.
He finishes up discussing his excitement to work with his new hitting coach Dave Hudgens and his attempt to cut down on his strikeouts this season.