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.