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Bowden: The Mets are being “cavalier” about the David Wright talks

Nov 1, 2012, 2:30 PM EDT

David Wright

No real news here, but this report from’s Jim Bowden on the Mets-David Wright negotiations made me smile:

First, discussions between Wright’s agents — Sam and Seth Levinson — and the Mets have been slow and grinding. Most negotiations with the Mets usually plod along, but the Mets also have shown the same cavalier attitude they demonstrated during the failed Jose Reyes negotiations in 2011. Not a good sign.

No, it’s not. But I’ll retain my optimism that Wright and the Mets will reach a deal unless and until I hear that the talks have grown haughty, snooty and supercilious. If things grow mordant, obstreperous, opprobrious or truculent, however, all bets are off.

  1. cur68 - Nov 1, 2012 at 2:59 PM

    The Mets are moribund.

    *this concludes your alliterative Word-Power update. tuned in next week when we find a use for ‘schadenfreude’ and ‘shambolic’ with respect to the Mets. up next: ebonics in everyday corporate-speak*

  2. bigleagues - Nov 1, 2012 at 3:41 PM

    I’m gonna play baseball pundit for a moment (and show how those baseless rumors get started – even though this one isn’t completely baseless.)

    The Red Sox would be interested in acquiring David Wright if he doesn’t work out an extension with the Met’s.

    • bravojawja - Nov 1, 2012 at 3:48 PM

      I understand the Yankees are interested in upgrading at third base. Never underestimate the Yankees’ ability to get their man, no matter what the cost!

  3. chill1184 - Nov 1, 2012 at 3:42 PM

    Looks like another ESPN stooge just pulling random statements out of his ass to me. To say that Alderson dropped to ball in regards to Reyes is moronic but then again this is ESPN. Of course they weren’t alone, the gutless overweight hack on WFAN Mike Francessa said the same thing.

    1. Trading Reyes at the deadline in 2011 would’ve netted a bag of balls because the guy got hurt right before the deadline.

    2. Alderson was kept in the dark in regards to what the war chest was. Wilpon kept him in the dark. You can’t fault solider when the generals fail to give him resources.

  4. xmatt0926x - Nov 1, 2012 at 6:46 PM

    Why is everyone so sure that they really want to sign him? Because they said so? There are so few quality 3rd basemen in the game today that they could probably get a pretty good return for him, even if he is in his last year of his contract. If you don’t think you’ll be competitive in the division for another couple years then why sign a guy like Wright just to waste a good chunk of his remaining good years? It wouldn’t shock me if the Mets are really just going through the motions for their fanbase with a real desire to say they tried and to then move him. Why does David wright want to waste any more of his prime there? They might have a decent starting staff next year but can they really catch the Nats, Braves , or Philliesif they aren’t committed to spending again yet?

  5. foreverchipper10 - Nov 2, 2012 at 9:30 AM

    Stop using words that aren’t real.

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