The New York Mets have been a terrible disappointment for four straight years now, since coming within one win of the World Series in 2006. All-star third baseman David Wright has had his ups and downs, but this past year he bounced back by hitting .283 with 29 home runs and 103 RBI. We had the chance to chat with David this past week about the new regime and a look to the future.
SB Nation NY: How do you feel about Sandy Alderson as the team's new general manager, and do you have a manager in mind that you hope the team hires (no need to specify if you don't want to)?
David Wright: I have spoken to him and he seems great. I am not in the front office, and whomever they pick as a manager is fine by me.
SBNNY: You had a much stronger season power and production-wise in 2010 than in 2009. What would you mostly attribute that to?
DW: I just adjusted my swing a little and really upgraded my workout schedule. Hopefully, things will just keep getting better and better.
SBNNY: As a player on a team that has not reached the postseason since 2006, does that wear on you mentally, or does it just make you hungrier to get back there?
DW: These last four years have been frustrating for the players, fans, front office, you name it. You play to get into the playoffs and that hasn't happened. It is our goal to change that next year. The Wilpons are dedicated to winning, and I know they will do whatever it takes to get us back in the right direction.
SBNNY: Did you watch the World Series, and if so, were you surprised or not by the outcome? Also, did you get to see Halladay's no-hitter in the NLDS?
DW: I didn't watch much of the series. I did see the no-hitter and it was great. He is some pitcher.
SBNNY: What are some things that you plan on doing during the off-season?
DW: I am working out already, spending time with my family and maybe catching a VA Tech football game or two.