As a former Mets captain, David Wright knows how important it is for a team to have chemistry both on and away from the field.
And he sees some similarities between this current Mets group and his former teams that make him believe the Mets can accomplish something special.
As a special guest on this week's edition of The Cookie Club presented by Insomnia Cookies, Wright joined Dominic Smith and J.D. Davis to talk mainly about how important he was to the creation of the Mets' cookie tradition, but during their discussion he also brought up that he can see how close of a group the Mets currently have.
"In all seriousness, what you guys are doing, the young core of this team, it gets me excited. It makes me think about years ago when we had a young core, a young nucleus that got along, that hung out, that went out to dinner after games, that hung out and were pulling the rope from the same side, and this reminds me a lot of that," Wright said. "So kudos to you guys for sitting around, talking baseball, and kind of forming that tight-knit relationship off the field."
Wright played 1,585 regular season games in a Mets uniform and is one of only four players to hold the title of Mets captain, joining Keith Hernandez, Gary Carter, and John Franco. As a 23-year-old, he was a key piece of the 2006 Mets team that won 97 games and reached the NLCS. He also fought through injuries in 2015 to be a contributor on a team that reached the World Series.
Wright clearly knows what it takes for a team to stick together in the clubhouse and on the field, and he likes what he sees from this 2020 team.