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Mets open to trading David Wright this offseason?

Nov 6, 2011, 8:49 AM EDT

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From Joel Sherman of the New York Post:

“We will listen on [David] Wright for sure,” a Mets official told me during the week. “We know we are not going to win it all in 2012. We have to hope the Phillies get old and we are in position to take advantage of that in 2013-14, and we have to figure out ways to speed the process to get there.”

The honesty is refreshing. And the quote is no joke. According to Sherman, the Mets have already begun “focusing upon” the Angels’ roster, which boasts two young center fielders in Peter Bourjos and Mike Trout.

Trout, with his rare combination of power and speed, is thought to be untouchable — even for a five-time All-Star like Wright. But Bourjos could be thrown into a package with a couple of young, cost-controlled pitchers. Sherman names Tyler Chatwood, Garrett Richards and John Hellweg as possibilities.

It’s not known if negotiations are taking place at the moment, but, as Sherman notes, Mets general manager Sandy Alderson is “unafraid to make unpopular decisions” and has been given license to do so. If the Mets are actually going to rebuild correctly, stocking the roster with young talent is a correct first step. But if they’re open to shopping Wright, we can probably already rule them out of the Jose Reyes sweepstakes as well.

These next few seasons could be a little rough for fans of New York’s National League team.

  1. purnellmeagrejr - Nov 6, 2011 at 9:12 AM

    makes sense to me. I’d hate to see them come back with a basketful of Don Hahns and Bruce Berenyis, though.

    • Old Gator - Nov 6, 2011 at 12:21 PM

      You have a long memory. That can be bad news for your sleep, too.

  2. jerseyshoregiant - Nov 6, 2011 at 9:22 AM

    Move in the fences for the guy and then trade him? Trade Bay if possible. I know it will be almost impossible but try and trade Bay!

    • Old Gator - Nov 6, 2011 at 12:22 PM

      I predict that next year will be a breakout year for Bay.

      He’s going to eat something to which he is highly allergic….

  3. demo3356 - Nov 6, 2011 at 9:25 AM

    “These next few seasons could be a little rough for fans of New York’s National League team.”
    yeah as a life long Mets fan I can tell you the last 20 years hasn’t been a picnic.. With the exception of the few years like 99, 2000, and 2006, the last 20 years has been a little rough on us..

  4. demo3356 - Nov 6, 2011 at 9:27 AM

    if they have no plans on trading Reyes, why didnt they unload him last year for a ransonm of picks? This is why they are the Mets…

    • demo3356 - Nov 6, 2011 at 9:28 AM

      * Signing Reyes, my bad

      • rnrfan - Nov 6, 2011 at 10:36 AM

        In baseball, you can’t trade for picks, only prospects. A half of a year of injury-prone Reyes gets a team maybe one or two decent prospects at best. However, if they let him walk, they get two draft picks as compensation. It’s not a bad plan.

  5. gallaghedj311 - Nov 6, 2011 at 10:20 AM

    Bc he’s a cancer and injury prone and no one wants him?

  6. SmackSaw - Nov 6, 2011 at 10:33 AM

    Angels!?! Yes!! Anyone but Trout.

  7. thegrenade - Nov 6, 2011 at 11:49 AM

    Whomever that “official” was for the Mets should be fired immediately. Not for saying that Wright could be traded, but for saying that the team has no chance to win it all in 2012. Who would buy any tickets? We basically just saw the impossible happen with the Cardinals coming back from 10 back in September and one strike away multiple times in game six. In sports, anything can happen, injuries, surprising rookies, career years, trades, free agents, etc. You have to believe that five months before Opening Day that the team you work for has a chance. People with attitudes like this in the organization are a good factor why the Mets have developed the attitude of a loser.

    • Reflex - Nov 6, 2011 at 6:52 PM

      Some uf us like management that dosen’t run a team like a gambling operation. Yes, the Mets could win it all in 2012. But anyone believibg that is at all likely is delusional. I’d rather reality based management any day of the week as they are more likely to acknowledge how things really are and take steps to fix it over the long term.

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