If the Mets trade David Wright, the acquiring team will only get him for one year after 2011. The 2013 team option in the third baseman’s contract is only valid if he’s on the Mets, according to Andy Martino of the New York Daily News.
The Mets aren’t actively discussing the possibility of shopping Wright, according to Martino. Because the 2013 option doesn’t apply to other teams, the Mets would have a harder time obtaining a major haul for the five-time All-Star. Wright earns $14MM this year and $15MM in 2012. The Mets have a $16MM option ($1MM buyout) for his services in 2013.
Wright has maintained that he doesn't want to be traded despite the Mets' struggles. He has a .226/.337/.404 line with six homers and nine steals this year – not 'superstar' production, but good enough for an OPS+ of 107.