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The Mets want David Wright to be the face of the franchise for years to come

Apr 13, 2012, 11:03 AM EDT

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Over at the New York Daily News, Andy Martino reports that, even though extension talks haven’t taken place, the Mets are probably going to try to keep David Wright in a Mets uniform for years to come.

The key thing is whether the Mets think Wright will become injury prone all of a sudden. Which, last year notwithstanding, he never has been. The current thing — that injured pinky — was freakish and, as of today anyway, is no longer keeping him out of the lineup.

Wright is a generally durable and consistent guy. Seems like it would make an awful lot of sense to lock him up, especially considering that there’s really no one else anywhere near needing locked up on the horizon.

  1. CJ - Apr 13, 2012 at 11:07 AM

    I’m pretty sure if you change “2012” to “2011” and “David Wright” to “Jose Reyes”, this exact article was written a year ago.

    Of course, in about 8 months, you’ll be able to change “Mets” to “Phillies”, “Red Sox” or “Angels”, so make sure you keep this article handy.

    • lardin - Apr 13, 2012 at 11:36 AM

      Add the Yankees to that list, it most likely wont happen, but it will floated by Wright’s people to get the image conscious Mets to back up the brinks truck.

  2. xmatt0926x - Apr 13, 2012 at 11:54 AM

    Has anyone stopped to ask David Wright about these desires the Mets have? If I was Wright I’d be figuring out what other big market I should be searching for a house in. He may actually want to be on a winning team at some point again in the last 7 to 10 years of his career.

    • CJ - Apr 13, 2012 at 12:39 PM

      again? 😀

  3. randygnyc - Apr 13, 2012 at 12:05 PM

    Lardin- most likely won’t happen?

    More like, will NEVER happen. Better chance of feasting with Christ.

  4. Ben - Apr 13, 2012 at 12:05 PM

    I’d be nervous about making a 30-year old player who’s gone from really freakin’ good to just good the face of my franchise. His last season above 4.0 WAR was 2008. His 2009 and 2010 years were still totally respectable, especially given how weak 3B is, but I wouldn’t give him a contract longer than 3 years, especially since the Mets are rebuilding (which he obviously wouldn’t take, because Boston is going to need a 3B)

  5. hughhansen - Apr 13, 2012 at 12:56 PM

    Alternate view of this piece:

  6. Old Gator - Apr 13, 2012 at 1:07 PM

    If this team asked me to be its face, I’d moon the photographer.

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