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.


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24 Comments on "Wright Hopes To Stay With Mets"


4 years 10 months ago

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

4 years 10 months ago

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.

Sampsonite168
4 years 10 months ago

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

CitizenSnips
4 years 10 months ago

Selective hearing makes the news world go round.

Potrzeba
4 years 10 months ago

Red sox

myname_989
4 years 10 months ago

Blue Sox.

Dave_Gershman
4 years 10 months ago

dirty sox

4 years 10 months ago

holy sox

Dave_Gershman
4 years 10 months ago

Lost my sox. Only have 1. No pairs.

myname_989
4 years 10 months ago

Sounds like a terrible Dr. Seuss story. Lmao

Dave_Gershman
4 years 10 months ago

Lost my sox. Only have 1. No pairs.

invader3k
4 years 10 months ago

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

Steelslayer
4 years 10 months ago

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

invader3k
4 years 10 months ago

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

start_wearing_purple
4 years 10 months 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.”

4 years 10 months ago

Haha, you took a pot shot at the Mets! How clever and original!

start_wearing_purple
4 years 10 months ago

If the shoe fits…

4 years 10 months ago

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

eponine
4 years 10 months 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.

bigvinnys
4 years 10 months 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!

4 years 10 months ago

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…

nymets4581
4 years 10 months ago

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

nymets4581
4 years 10 months ago

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

jb226
4 years 10 months 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.