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.