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David Wright: “It’s not fun to come to the park and lose”

Jun 15, 2013, 8:25 PM EDT

David Wright AP

Though they can proudly say they aren’t as bad as the Marlins, not much has gone right in Queens for the Mets. First baseman Ike Davis has been a disaster. Shortstop Ruben Tejada hasn’t hit. They lack a real center fielder. The rotation after Matt Harvey has been a mess.

After their latest loss to the Cubs this afternoon, David Wright said, “Nobody’s having any fun right now. It’s not fun to come to the park and lose and lose in the fashion that we’re losing.” That quote comes from ESPN’s Adam Rubin.

The Mets are hoping to get a boost when top prospect Zack Wheeler makes his MLB debut on Tuesday. But other than that, it might not be until 2014 at the earliest that Wright will have fun coming to the park. The Mets do have a few prospects worth keeping an eye on, including Rafael Montero who was recently promoted, so there is hope on the horizon.

  1. thebadguyswon - Jun 15, 2013 at 8:50 PM

    Thank God for MLB Extra Innings, that’s all I’m gonna say.

  2. historiophiliac - Jun 15, 2013 at 9:03 PM

    There, there, little cub. You need to relax and put that out of your mind. Sit back and let me bring you a drink…

    • jwbiii - Jun 16, 2013 at 6:36 PM

      David Wright might prefer to bring you a drink.

  3. chill1184 - Jun 15, 2013 at 9:37 PM

    The results of Omar Minaya’s drafts

    • thebadguyswon - Jun 15, 2013 at 9:47 PM

      Which included Matt Harvey. I get your point, I’m just saying.

      • chill1184 - Jun 15, 2013 at 9:55 PM

        Matt Harvey = Omar’s broken clock

  4. randygnyc - Jun 15, 2013 at 9:41 PM

    Yankees need a 3rd baseman

    • thebadguyswon - Jun 15, 2013 at 9:50 PM

      Russ Branyan is still available.

      • valarmorghuliss - Jun 15, 2013 at 11:01 PM

        So is Casey MacGhee, over in Japan

  5. sdelmonte - Jun 15, 2013 at 10:08 PM

    I disagree about the rotation. Only guy I would say is a mess is Marcum.

    • thebadguyswon - Jun 15, 2013 at 10:13 PM

      The entire post was Trolling 101.

    • paperlions - Jun 16, 2013 at 10:07 AM

      ERAs of Met Starters: 2.04, 3.91, 4.15, 4.84, 5.40 (2 starts), 6.00, 9.00 (1 start)

      National League Average for Starters: 3.99

      Of course, the Mets play in a pretty pitcher friendly environment.

      Using ERA- (normalizing for environment, where 100 = average and > 100 = below average):

      55, 105, 112, 145, 161 (only starters with 40+ IP). The worst ERA- for a qualified starter is 165

      Among qualified starters, the Mets have one guy in the top 65, Hefner and Niese have only been below average, Gee and Marcum have been horrible.

      • sdelmonte - Jun 16, 2013 at 11:03 AM

        Gee has been a lot better lately. So has Niese. And Hefner shows promise. The only total dud so far is Marcum, and he did well in the long long game last week.

        So I stand by my assessment.

  6. Old Gator - Jun 15, 2013 at 11:00 PM

    I can understand how he feels. It’s tough to be the best ballplayer on a terrible team. No one put a gun to his head and made he re-sign with the Wilpoons, though.

    • nbjays - Jun 16, 2013 at 9:35 AM

      So you’re saying the Iron Giant feels his pain?

  7. brewcrewfan54 - Jun 15, 2013 at 11:39 PM

    He’s right. What I’ve found out though if you goto the ballpark and get drunk as hell wins and losses don’t matter because ya really don’t remeber shit. Its awesome.

  8. insidefastball - Jun 16, 2013 at 12:52 AM

    It amazes me how the Mets seem to rotate through minor league level outfielders in their starting lineup. Surely they could find a few serviceable players to patrol the outfield for a couple of years while the build up the farm system. A low budget team like Oakland is so loaded with outfield depth that they can have three outfielders injured and still field a solid group each night.

  9. pistonhurricane - Jun 16, 2013 at 1:29 AM

    Its not fun to turn on the TV and watch either… The 2-1 20 inning loss to the Marlins was just about it for me. Wheeler making his MLB debut in Atlanta… Good job by the Mets for setting up his first start on the road, now I have no real reason to go to Citi Field this year.

  10. styx630 - Jun 16, 2013 at 3:51 AM

    With the way things are going, they won’t be better than the Marlins for much longer. Which is sad considering the Marlins front office isn’t even trying to put a competitive team together.

    • thebadguyswon - Jun 16, 2013 at 11:18 AM

      LOL….you think the Mets front office is?

      • thebadguyswon - Jun 16, 2013 at 11:19 AM

        The biggest addition this offseason was Shaun Marcum. Come on man.

  11. cackalackyank - Jun 16, 2013 at 3:01 PM

    Right now you could put the Mets and Yankees lineup together and they still wouldn’t have an MLB team. And I think what David meant to say is “losing day in and day out is nowhere near as fun as when we got to play four straight against that minor league offense from the Bronx’.

    • thebadguyswon - Jun 16, 2013 at 4:45 PM

      Now THAT is trolling.

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