May 14, 2012, 8:48 AM EDT
There have been some rumblings of contract talks between Wright and the Mets, but nothing concrete has been reported. Lots of “the Mets really like, Wright and want him to be the face of the franchise” stuff. Like a boy saying he likes a girl, maybe like-likes her, but hasn’t asked her out.
Maybe it’s been a matter of the Mets getting their financial house in order. Maybe it’s been the Mets watching Wright blister the ball so far this year. Their great-but-somehow-still-underrated third basemen is only hitting .400/.489/.591 on the season while playing in 31 of 35 games.
So now maybe they’ll have the courage to ask him out.
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