The New York Mets are now listening to trade offers, but one man expected to stay for next season is five-time All-Star third baseman David Wright.
While general manager Sandy Alderson can’t guarantee any player would be back for the 2012 MLB season, Wright is the exception; he is fully expected to remain with the Mets. As Wright himself told NY Daily News, when asked if he’d be traded:
“I guess it’s a good question. I wouldn’t even call it a gut feeling. It’s just what I know to do at this time of year, getting ready to play third base for the New York Mets.”
That said, Wright himself feels trades could help the Mets:
“If [Sandy] feels like this move could benefit the team in the long run, you at least have to listen. So I see both sides of it.”
Wright, who has spent his whole career as a Mets player, hit a career-low .254 with 14 homers and 61 RBIs this year. However, a back injury kept him out of action from mid-May to July 22, as the Mets’ season went off the rails.
Wright has a “gut feeling” he’ll be back next season, but what if an offer did come in for the 29-year-old’s services?
“If the Mets feel like they can get what they want in return and it would help the organization moving forward, then, obviously, they would have to listen.”
Wright is a humble sort, and that’s recognized at Citi Field. In an interview with the New Yorker published in May, owner Fred Wilpon said of Wright:
“A really good kid. A very good player. Not a superstar.”