I was making my usual daily visit to Mets Blog and saw something that caught my eye. It appears that David Wright has decided to let the Mets front office come to him in regards to a new contract. Here’s what Mets Blog says he said;
This afternoon at Digital Domain Park, David Wright spoke with reporters and, according to MetsBlog.com’s Michael Baron, said he will not approach the Mets about a contract extension – rather, he will let them come to him.
Wright said he has not discussed a new contract with his agents yet, and conjectured whether or not the team needs to work through their financial struggles before engaging in contract talks.
I think Wright is absolutely right…
Let’s be honest for a moment. If you were Sandy Alderson would you give Wright a contract extension prior to this season?
Ok, I know what Omar Minaya would do but I’m asking you if you would sign David Wright to a contract extension today.
I know he’s the face of the Mets and probably one of the only ones on this year’s team worth watching but would you sign him right now?
I know 2011 was a tough year for Wright. He played through the pain of a broken back that landed him on the DL for a couple of months and when he returned he did pretty well.
Unfortunately this is 2012 and he’ll need to be more than just the loyal face of the Mets. He’ll need to return to the form he showed in 2010 if he hopes to remain a New York Met for life as he’s always wished that he could be.
Wright will need to explode from day one and never look back. If he does that than Sandy Alderson will do exactly as Wright wishes…he will come to him and give him what he wants.
I hope Wright is able to return to his past success and get to be a Met for life. If he doesn’t then the Mets should make the decision by the trading deadline to deal him to the highest bidder.
Wright is absolutely right. The Mets need to come to him and they will. It’s up to Wright whether Alderson comes to him with a contract extension or whether it’s to shake his hand, wish him well and thank him for his loyalty and years of service.
I hope it’s a contract extension….don’t you?