Friday, February 15, 2013
Wright 'undeserving' of Jeter comp
By Adam Rubin
Kathy Willens/Associated Press
PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. -- David Wright said he appreciates Fred Wilpon calling him the Mets' Derek Jeter, but the compliment may be at least a tad undeserving.
David Wright is the Mets' Derek Jeter, according to Fred Wilpon.
“In my eyes, that’s the ultimate compliment,” Wright told ESPNNewYork.com. “I think it’s somewhat undeserving. But it’s humbling to be mentioned in the same sentence with him. I understand the rivalry within New York. At the same time, I don’t think you can give a player a bigger compliment.
“The résumé kind of speaks for itself as far as what he’s done on the field. And, most importantly, he’s got a handful of rings. Literally, a handful. I think that’s most important. All in all, like I said, it’s a tremendous compliment. I can’t think of a bigger compliment.”
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