80s’Joel writes: “the mets need to trade that choke artist David Wright for a a left fielder and move Dan Murphy to 3rd base he might not have the power of wright but he hits average and IN THE CLUTCH. We should trade wright while he still has some value. I would trade him for Longoria straight up and you could most likely get a prospect or two for him as well. The mets should do this while they still can.”What do you say to this?
Do you point to Wright's .340 AVG/.416 OBP/.577 SLG for September of 2008? Or maybe his .352/.432/.602. of September, 2007?
Maybe you note that Wright has a .300 career batting average with RISP?
What about Wright's .384 OBP with RISP and two outs for his entire career?
Or maybe, just maybe, you point out that with the bases loaded over his career, Wright has put up .393/.444/.768?
Oh, and Daniel Murphy has a career .182 AVG with RISP and two outs.
Or you can just point out that Longoria's batting average with RISP is almost 60 points lower than Wright's. With the bases loaded? Wright's only hitting 130 points higher. How about Longoria's OBP vs. Wright's OBP with the bases loaded? Only a disparity of 194 points -- I'll leave it to you to guess who has the .250 OBP and guess who has the .444 OBP.
But 80s'Joel is right, David Wright just isn't clutch...