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The Ryan Zimmerman extension has caused additional speculation regarding the future of David Wright remaining a Met. Reporters asked him to comment more on this Sunday and he remained on the high road.
No one has a crystal ball here. I think Wright wants nothing to do with Fred Wilpon, but that’s just my speculation. The fact is no one knows what the final outcome will be here.
Someone in the organization said that the Mets want Wright to be the “face of the Mets”. I wish I knew who that was so I could email them and remind him (or her) that he already has been through all the recent crap coming out of the front office.
I’d like to believe that the Madoff mess will be over soon. The minority money coming in should pay most of the utility bills piling up and the team could get back to operating for the future.
It’s hard to believe that the Mets have no contractual dollars on the books in 2015… except for Bobby Bonilla, of course. This may be a combination of trying to break even on the balance sheet and a desire to make headlines in the nation’s number one market.
I’m sure the Mets will pick up Wright’s 2013 option at $13mil, especially if they have any desire to trade him. This would be a very attractive first year contract to a team that would pay him his current value in the market. There’s no one in the organization that comes close to this man’s talent and the only 2014 free agent in this class would be Boston’s Kevin Youkilis (then 35-years old).
I miss my old team.