Jun 2, 2014; Philadelphia, PA, USA; New York Mets third baseman David Wright (5) during batting practice before a game against the Philadelphia Phillies at Citizens Bank Park. Mandatory Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports

MLB Rumors: David Wright doesn’t want Mets to trade him


The New York Mets came into the season hoping they’d be pressing for a National League East crown alongside 90-wins or so.

Neither is going to happen as yet again, the Mets have found themselves as one of the worst teams in baseball and look primed for another long Summer.

Some have suggested the Mets attempt to re-tool by trading off some of their talented veterans like David Wright.

Former teammate Paul Lo Duca hinted as much during a recent interview, suggesting it was in the best interest of both Wright and the team though the third baseman says he’s fully committed to the Mets and has no interest in being dealt.

“I knew that when I signed my extension, I knew that things were not going to be easy,’’ Wright said. “If I wanted the easy way out, I would have signed somewhere else. The challenge of it, the loyalty to the organization, the direction I think we’re going, yes, we’ve gone through some rough stretches these last couple of years and the last few days have not been easy, but this is the process. I love Paulie. He was one of my favorite teammates, but that is a reflection of his thoughts. That’s not what I’m thinking.’’

It’s hard to tell if Wright is playing the role of company man and saying all the right things or if he’s completely genuine and wants to remain with the Mets.

Certainly a positive for the Mets given how often players, especially those in a veteran status fearing the twilight of their careers, want to be moved at the first sign of struggle.

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  • LucasCorso

    As a Mets fan, I love David Wright. I hope the team turns around soon and I hope David is part of it. That said: I could find a silver lining if a trade is made. Wright would certainly fare better with a home park that suits him better. And the Mets could get similar production at third from Daniel Murphy, opening up 2b for a player more “natural” there. If the Mets got a great return for Wright in a trade, I could definitely see it. If the Mets are going to have a window, it’ll start next year with a potential great rotation: Harvey, Colon (if not traded), Wheeler, Niese, Gee. I think the pen could be quite solid with Black, Familia, and Mejia on the back end. deGrom, Syndergaard, Montero potentially in the mix. Keep Wright and trade for some offense to help him out. Or trade Wright for some offense to help the pitching next season.