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.