Wright Hopes To Stay With Mets

Earlier this week, Mets COO Jeff Wilpon caused a bit of a stir when he said that he "couldn't imagine" dealing David Wright, but would be willing to listen if the new GM proposed an idea.  Even though front office changes in Queens could result in a major roster shakeup, the third baseman told Dan Martin of the New York Post that he wants to remain with the Mets.

"Of course I'd love to stay with the team that I grew up rooting for and who drafted and developed me, but as of right now that's not in my control…I hope I remain with the team and I'm part of the solution that gets this thing turned around," Wright told the newspaper in an e-mail.

Wright, who turns 28 in December, is under contract through 2012 with a club option for 2013.  He's slated to earn $14MM in 2011, $15MM in 2012, and $16MM in the club option year which could also be bought out for $1MM.

The five-time All-Star turned in a .283/.354/.503 line with 29 homers in 670 plate appearances this season.


24 Responses to Wright Hopes To Stay With Mets Leave a Reply

  1. I would be shocked if Wright was traded. Less shocked if Reyes was traded, but I expect them both on the team next season.

  2. He would listen to offers? that’s not even what was said, and basically Wilpon said what any owner would say when there is a shake u,p that basically no stones would go unturned.

  3. Sampsonite168 5 years ago

    This story is a textbook case of making something out of absolutely nothing.

    • CitizenSnips 5 years ago

      Selective hearing makes the news world go round.

  4. Potrzeba 5 years ago

    Red sox

    • myname_989 5 years ago

      Blue Sox.

    • invader3k 5 years ago

      Let the proposals of “Ellsbury + a low level minor league pitcher” commence.

      • Steelslayer 5 years ago

        LMAO…..Well said invader. But wait, don’t you know- they should be entitled to Wright in exchange for lesser value?

    • invader3k 5 years ago

      Let the proposals of “Ellsbury + a low level minor league pitcher” commence.

  5. start_wearing_purple 5 years ago

    And if hell freezes over and he is traded the first words he’ll say will be: “Thank you for getting me out of that train wreck.”

  6. anyone else watching espn’s 30 for 30 four days in october right now? it sure makes me feel better…

    • eponine 5 years ago

      hilarious because i just heard a couple yankee fans talking about 2004 after game 3 and that they thought the red sox would never win the ws.

  7. bigvinnys 5 years ago

    I doubt he will be going anywhere either, but I would love for my A’s to go get him! We surely have the prospects!

  8. What would the Mets want back in a trade? I’d assume that they’d be all-in for a rebuild if they deal him, so what then?

    Personally, I think that getting him out of Citi field would inflate his numbers even further. Would love to see the Jays get him. We have lots of young starting pitching too…

  9. nymets4581 5 years ago

    If David Wright is traded I will contemplate stopping my rooting interest in the Mets

  10. nymets4581 5 years ago

    If David Wright is traded I will contemplate stopping my rooting interest in the Mets

  11. jb226 5 years ago

    Is there anybody in there that the Mets would actually want? It doesn’t feel like Freese has the bat to stay at third, Schumaker is a throw-in at best, and Miller is a quality arm but not exactly the guy you target if you’re going all-in on a rebuild by trading both Wright and Reyes. Jay seems like a nice player but I’m not sure he’s a centerpiece, and definitely not for TWO quality players.

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