Speaking at his charity event at the Childrens Hospital of The Kings Daughters in his home state of Virginia, David Wright made it very clear that he is not retiring anytime soon.
“It’s not just to stay healthy, it’s to be productive, I have to go out there and do what I’m capable of doing. I think I really have some good baseball left in me,’’ Wright said in an interview with Kevin Kernan of the NY Post.
“This is not about being a feel-good story, we’re trying to win. There are no personal feel-good stories. There is a fire burning inside of me to succeed.”
In attendance at Wright’s charity event was his long-time friend and former Met Michael Cuddyer. “Hey, I know when it’s time to retire. To succeed, first and foremost it’s a mindset. You’ve got to get yourself in the mindset that you are not going to go through the motions.”
“He’s in the mindset I’m not only going to prove myself right, I’m going to prove everybody else right that has stuck with me, that I am going out and battle. I’m going to do my best to get this team back to the World Series.”
David Wright played in just 37 games in 2016, hitting just .226 with 7 home runs and 14 RBIs, a year after playing in just 38 games where he hit .289/.379/.434 with 5 home runs and 17 RBIs.
David Wright’s 2016 season ended with neck surgery, while he continues to deal with spinal stenosis. Despite all his physical woes, David Wright still sees himself in the middle of a winning team.