July 29, 2021

David Wright keeping low profile in his new Mets role (New York Post)


SAN DIEGO – One year since moving into his Mets advisory position, David Wright admits he hasn’t offered many advisements to the front office, instead preferring the role of Dad to his two young daughters.

The former team captain, who lives a few hours up the road in Manhattan Beach, made a cameo at spring training and attended the Mets’ games in Southern California this season, but largely kept a low profile in 2019.

Even watching Mets games on TV became a rarity for him.

“On the West Coast it’s kind of prime time daddy time as far as the girls so I don’t necessarily watch a ton of games, but I follow on my phone,” Wright said Monday at the winter meetings. “I know what goes on, I check out the box scores. I follow the game through the app and stuff like that, so I have a pretty good sense of what’s going on. I still talk to a lot of guys. Some of my best friends are still on the team, so I talk to them fairly frequently. It’s good to stay involved, but kind of at arm’s length.”

Wright, who turns 37 this month, played his last game in September 2018, when he returned from the injured list for a goodbye of sorts to Mets fans. He remains under…

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