New York Mets captain David Wright rushed to the rescue to defend Yoenis Cespedes, and the idea that he is a bad teammate.
By Aniello Piro
Hours prior to the contract signing of Yoenis Cespedes, David Wright was defending the honor and commitment of the Cuban Slugger.
“I will put my name behind the statement that Yo was a good teammate on the field and a great teammate off the field,” Wright said in a phone interview with New York Dialy News Friday. “And I hope we find a way to bring him back.”
Wright also rushed to support General Manager Sandy Alderson.
“With that said, and I have said this before, I trust Sandy (Alderson),” Wright added of the Mets general manager. “He took a team that was finishing last in the division and made a National League champion. He deserves our trust.”
Yes, he does. In an offseason filled with so many questions Sandy Alderson worked his magic, and satisfied all Met fans.
Something that is incredibly difficult to do.
Alderson managed to bring back Yoenis Cespedes on a three-year, $75 million deal, even though the Washington Nationals had the higher offer on the table for Cespedes.
Prior to the signing Wright made it clear he did not want to see Cespedes in Washington.
“I am competitive and want us to sign all the great players we can. That month or six weeks Yo had with us was unbelievable, one of the greatest things I’ve ever seen in baseball, ” Wright said of Cespedes’ tear that led the Mets to the playoffs. “You certainly do not want to see him go to a division rival.
“But again, I trust what Sandy is doing.”
Well, at the end of the day David Wright trusted Alderson, and it worked out perfectly.
The Mets got their guy, and the Nats are left with the crumbs in the cookie jar.