However, his hype was in a way offset by the veteran presences of Mike Piazza, Al Leiter, John Franco and Tom Glavine. They all helped groom him into the superstar player he is today as he learned the ropes of the game at its highest level.
Wright did not really emerge as a leader for the Mets until 2006 when the team that year won 97 games and ran away with the NL East division title. That year, he became part of the Mets' core of him, Jose Reyes, Carlos Beltran and Carlos Delgado. While Delgado was on the Mets through early in 2009, Beltran got traded to the Giants in 2011, while Reyes departed for the Marlins last offseason.
Despite being a young player, Wright was already looked up to by his peers for his consistent work ethic and his desire to win by any means necessary. ...
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