David Wright held his Vegas Night charity event in Virginia Beach last night and gave some quotes to the media about the upcoming season.  I don’t know if this means much of anything but Wright it seems, has spent a lot of time back home in Virginia that I can remember in an off season. He was at Citi Field for the unveiling of the new uni’s but since then there hasn’t been much site of Wright around town.

Wright seems already agitated about hearing about trade rumors and being quizzed on a daily basis about his next baseball destination. He’s quoted as seeing Jose Reyes getting grilled about relocation last season and he doesn’t want to go through that. I wonder what that says about Wright? Maybe I’m being too critical of Wright but maybe it’s time he grew up and realized he’s not going to be a Met 4 Life.

Doesn’t Wright see the handwriting on the wall? First, he plays for a team whose owner is like a co-worker who lives pay check to pay check and for a GM who has no emotional ties to him. Just like the GM had none to Jose Reyes. He will make $15 mil this season and has a $16mil team option for 2013 with a club buyout of $1mil. You know how many bargain basement pitchers you can buy for $16 mil?

Wright should take a page from Reyes and Carlos Beltran, especially Beltran who knew his Mets days were numbered and used it as motivation to bounce back and get sent to a contender. Wright needs to get in the same mind set, stop worrying about being traded (for Christ sake Babe Ruth, was dealt away) and not worry about the Mets and just worry about himself.

Between the Wilpon’s money woes and Sandy Alderson’s distain for long term contracts, it’s easy to see that these are the final days of David Wright as a member of the NY Mets. Is it sad? Sure it is. We all wanted to see Wright play his full career as a Met with a couple of championships and Hall of Fame credentials on his resume but neither is going to happen. Maybe the fan base needs to grow up a bit as well.

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  1. No offense, but I think its pretty silly to say a guy needs to “grow up” just b/c he wants to stay a Met and isn’t looking forward to hearing his name come up in trade talk/answering questions about trades. If anything the player who you want him to be…the one only worried about himself and doesn’t worry or care at all about his team would be the one that needs to “grow up” IMO.

    Of course maybe there is some concern that the trade talk could negatively impact his performance, and thats not good for anybody, so you don’t want that. But otherwise, I think its a good thing that he isn’t dying to get traded (not that I’d really blame him or anyone else if they wanted out)

  2. Well I think maybe a you are little harsh today.I usually think you are spot on. You play for a guy you get in front of the samera every day becasue half the room doesnt speak english and what do you get? A broke owner who syas you are not a superstar. Cut the guy some slack. Would you work for someone who doesnt have your back?

  3. Mikey boy324 says:

    All met fans have 2014 too look foward too that is when Freddy owes all his creditiors 375 million which I highly doubt he’s gonna be able to pay off.. We all know that uncle bud is gonna let him run this organization like we are the royals until 2014 when he has no control over the situation because all the banks are going to want their money.. Until then we all have too suffer two more years…

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