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Wright Named Team Captain

The Captain.

The Captain.

David Wright has been named the fourth captain in Mets history, joining Keith Hernandez, Gary Carter and John Franco.

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.

Read the whole post by Adam Rubin here.

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.