New York Mets: Moving David Wright To First Base

Posted: 2nd December 2009 by Dave Meisel in MLB
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I heard this idea come up again a few days ago. I've kicked it around, and I'm going to make a case for it. I'm not sure that I believe in it 100 percetn, but, again, I'm just seeing where going in this direction takes us. This sort of plan gears more towards "building for the future." David Wright, while he has been a Gold Glove third baseman twice, is not an elite fielder. His UZR has never been that greatùnever in the top tier of MLB third baseman. He's been above average a few times, but never a real standout. He does not have a strong third baseman's armùjust watch the throws he makes versus the throws A-Rod makes. A-Rod has the arm to side-arm sling the ball across the diamond with accuracy EVERY time. Wright has struggled with his arm slot in the past, switching from over-the-top ...

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