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David Wright is becoming Mr. Met

Third baseman moving up franchise ranks, but his long-term future remains hazy

Updated: April 20, 2012, 5:35 PM ET
By Jerry Crasnick | ESPN.com

It seems like only yesterday that David Wright was entering the New York Mets' clubhouse as a highly touted rookie and his veteran teammates were subjecting him to the obligatory rites of passage. In the early days, Wright's duties consisted of playing third base and batting fifth or sixth in the order, carrying Cliff Floyd's luggage, fetching coffee for the relievers and taking an abundance of grief from a certain left-handed closer with a Brooklyn accent.

"I can remember Johnny ...

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