Chief operating officer Jeff Wilpon said the decision was essentially made from an ownership perspective the instant Wright signed an eight-year, $138 million contract in early December. Wright, though, said he wanted the endorsement of teammates before accepting the honor.
Wright said it was a joint decision not to place a “C” on his jersey, since it’s not his personality and a standard uniform is sacred.
You could see this coming a mile away, and it’s just a formality – David Wright is the leader of this team. Incidentally, I’m glad they’re keeping the “C” off the jersey. That always looked weird on a baseball uniform.