David Wright Would Not Ask For Trade

The Mets are in deep financial trouble and their chances of competing in 2011 seem remote, but David Wright says he isn’t interested in asking for a trade. The third baseman is under team control through 2013 (the Mets have a $16MM option for that year) and he told Joel Sherman of the New York Post that he doesn't intend on demanding a trade before then.

"I can't imagine ever asking out," Wright said. "It would feel like I was jumping ship. I want to be part of the solution.”

Wright grew up a Mets fan and has been a member of the organization since 2001, when the team selected him in the first round of the draft. The Mets made it to the 2006 NLCS after winning 97 games, but they haven't played in the postseason since and the team has posted a losing record in each of the past two seasons.

"You have the good, the bad and the ugly,” Wright told Sherman. “We certainly have had the bad and the ugly. So now I want to be part of the good. I enjoy the challenge. I want to believe that I will endure the bad times for a prize at the end."

Wright, 28, has a .305/.383/.516 line and has made five consecutive All-Star games. He hit .283/.354/.503 with 29 homers last year.


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  1. I am Urban Legend 4 years ago

    David Wright is a good guy. I hope he and Reyes retire as Mets. I cant imagine anyone else playing 3B for the mets..

    • MB923 4 years ago

      Reyes may retire as a Met, but I sincerely doubt he will wear a Mets uniform his whole career.

  2. themadman0307 4 years ago

    I kinda feel bad for David Wright. He’s never struck me as a “me” player. I wish him the best, but the best won’t come as a Met.

  3. if he leaves i do also. look atthe mets team history. can you seriouslly remember the last time a Met came out of the farm system and retired a Met. Now look at the yankees and Derek Jeter

    • I am Urban Legend 4 years ago

      Tom Seaver…
      Nolan Ryan…
      Doc…
      Darryl…
      Cone…
      Hundley…

      yeah…i dont think there has been 1 met who stayed his entire career with the team.

      the yankees have a dedication to excellence and tradition that makes the mets look like a bigger joke than they are.

      And this is coming from a life-long suffering Met fan.

      The Mets NEED to keep Wright and Reyes..and build around them…2B can be filled with Tejada/Havens/Murphy/Valdespin…

      1B should be occupied by Ike

      C should be occupied by Thole…

      RF should be taken by one of their prospects…F-Mart…Duda…Evans…Kirk..Ratliffe…Vaughn, Cecillari, Rodriguez

      eventually Pagan will age out and be replaced by one of those prospects as well..

      ditto for Bay…

      the mets have a great opportunity to surround DW and JR with talent from their minor league system and give the fans a chance to see the team grow together..

      and even better…they can afford DW and JR because they wont have expensive free-agents all over their roster…

      • RedSoxDynasty 4 years ago

        “Ditto for Bay”? You do know Bay has 4 more years to go before he’s aged out and replaced right!

        • I am Urban Legend 4 years ago

          4 more ???

          dont let facts get in the way…he signed a 3 year deal with a 1 year option…

          the deal could age out AFTER NEXT YEAR…

          • RedSoxDynasty 4 years ago

            Nothing worse than when someone screws up their facts and can’t accept that they are 100 pct wrong! Bays contract has 3 more guaranteed years and an easily attainable vesting option for a 4th! So yeah, I was right when I said four more years of Bay through 2014! WINNING!

      • FamiliaTerritory 4 years ago

        “i dont think there has been 1 met who stayed his entire career with the team”

        Ed Kranepool says hi.

  4. looks like he will go down with the ship, pretty sad that the citi field dimensions have messed up his numbers and his talent will go to waste if he stays a met……….

    • Citi Field has little to do with Wright’s numbers. The strikeouts have become the big issue over the last 2 seasons. Hes still a terrific hitter, but as long as hes striking out at the rate he has over the past 2 years, hes probably not going to return to the hitter he was in 2005-2008.

      • The Ks are an issue. Though I don’t think Citi can be dismissed. There was lots of talk going into 2009 and then again in 2010 that the Mets as a team were changing their approach for the stadium. I think at least part of the K issue was him messing with his swing too much, which may have been done b/c of the park.

  5. rockfordone 4 years ago

    When the fire sale starts – Wright will be an Angel. Trout will be a Met.

  6. Guest 4 years ago

    Like to see him as a Cub. Huge upgrade over Ramirez.

    • Thats cruel…free him from the miserable Mets only to subject him to the miserable Cubs?

  7. proof2006 4 years ago

    He wouldn’t ask for one but i’m sure he’d be happy to have one

    • I honestly don’t think he does. He’s the face of the ball team. He does commercials for local Unions. I think he likes being the face of a ball team, especially one in New York. I would even put my neck out and say he would rather be the face of the Mets than the Yankees because of its blue collared roots. The union commercials show that. I think he loves his position and the team. He was a Mets fan growing up. He wants to be the guy who turned things around and brought something to blue collared New Yorkers

  8. Jason Klinger 4 years ago

    If I’m the Mets, I don’t trade Wright, I extend him. He’s the classiest thing about the organization and the team’s best position player by far.

    • I am Urban Legend 4 years ago

      I wouldnt call him the best position player BY FAR…I say him and ( a healthy ) Reyes are about equal. both are top 5 in their respective positions.

      Edit: He is extremely humble and that is a rare attribute among young popular millionaires…I am in the PRO-WRIGHT camp…the only knock isnt on him…but rather the org for pushing him down everyones throat…It places more pressure on him than needed and I think it has affected his performance. Im hoping the spotlight is spread around to Ike/reyes/thole and becomes more about team than a marketable “superstar”. I see Thole becoming the vocal leader we have been waiting for..

      • RedSoxDynasty 4 years ago

        I disagree! Wright is better than Reyes in every way but speed and he’s healthy! He is the face of the Mets and is one of the better players in the game year in and year out!

        • Infield Fly 4 years ago

          Well, I like Wright a lot but I am not in love with his arm or his airmail throws to 1B (which seemed to get a little better last season – I think). Also, he is not a great defensive 3B by defensive metrics, but since the field is pretty weak, yes, he is among the better 3B in the NL.

          Also, as a PR tool for the club, lately he’s been somewhat of a mouthpiece for the company line the Wilpons are trying to put over. I understand his gratitude to the Wilpons, which is natural, but his high profile pro-Wilpon comments make me want to hurl. Ugh!

  9. RedSoxDynasty 4 years ago

    Now this is the stuff I love to hear! Wrights got his act together and more athletes should follow his example!

  10. Randall Delgado for Wright. Make it happen Wren.

    • Bo 4 years ago

      It would probably be Delgado to pry Wright from a division rival, but depending on Chipper’s health the Braves could conceivably make a move. They have the arms to do it.

      • It would probably be Delgado + prospects. But I think Prado is the future at 3B and I don’t want to see the Braves trade for Wright and then extend him out 5 years a la Uggla.

  11. Guest 4 years ago

    Does anyone have any idea if he has a limited no-trade clause? And what teams are on it, if so?

    I don’t see the Mets trading him anytime soon. Just curious.

  12. Wright is a great fielder. but he does airmail it. I think its something thats wrong with coaching. Beltran is supposed to have this great arm but he seems to airmail it a lot too

  13. Wright is a great fielder. but he does airmail it. I think its something thats wrong with coaching. Beltran is supposed to have this great arm but he seems to airmail it a lot too

  14. I love Wright and think he’s about as classy as they come, but the Mets have needed a well defined team leader the past few years, and I’m not sure he can ever be that guy.

  15. FamiliaTerritory 4 years ago

    This comes to no surprise to me. Wright is very loyal to the Mets like Jeter is very loyal to the Yanks. He is the FOUNDATION of this team. I just can’t ever see him wearing another team’s uniform.

    One of my biggest pet peeves over the last few years is reading from some ungrateful Met fans how Wright has no heart, no drive, he’s a stat padder, he can’t hit in the clutch (for the record, I am sick to death of hearing “A-Rod finally learned how to hit in the clutch….why can’t Wright?”) and blah blah blah. People even go so far as to criticize his voice.

    Offensively, he needs to go back to the drawing board, stop hacking at almost everything in & out of the strike zone, and most of all, he needs to face his fears of inside pitches. Ever since that Matt Cain beaning incident, Wright hasn’t been the same. I’ve seen him many times last season back off of inside pitches that he could’ve turned on, but instead he backed away and wound up taking pitches for strikes. I remember when Halladay fooled him a few times with inside pitches last season as a result.

    Defensively, he’s decent but yes, he gotta quit with the wild throws as well as backhanding with the glove, which results in line drives shooting off Wright’s glove and going 10 feet in the air. Thank goodness for Delgado & Davis. Otherwise who knows how many errors Wright would’ve racked up the last few years. Fortunately, Chip Hale has really been working with him on his throwing.

    • @NuthinbutAGEEThang…have you seen is error record, it is not bad at all. What are you talking about bouncing off his back hand glove going ten feet, that happend twice in 4 seasons. Get your facts straight before throwing numbers and incidents out there that are not true!

      • FamiliaTerritory 4 years ago

        Really? You gonna respond to something I wrote over 3 months ago? Have I seen his error record? Oh you mean the error record in which he’s had 38 errors the last 2 years (not including this season) and his fielding % in the .950s? Why yes I have! He’s been backhanding the ball and the ball shot up 10 feet twice in 4 seasons? LMAO. News to me since I’m a season ticket holder and I’ve seen him do that a LOT more than two times in 4 years with my own eyes. I don’t need to “get my facts straight” but you need to stop bullshitting for Wright.

  16. nm344 4 years ago

    Mets should trade him to the Phils. Let the man play for a winning organization for once.

  17. East Coast Bias 4 years ago

    Dude, great post… but easy on the curse words. I hope you post it again, cleaned up.

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