“We will listen on Wright for sure...We know we are not going to win it all in 2012. We have to hope the Phillies get old and we are in position to take advantage of that in 2013-14, and we have to figure out ways to speed the process to get there.”At this point, everybody is fair game when it comes to trades.
As the old quote goes, "We finished last with you, we can finish last without you."
Yeah, David Wright was a part of the 2006 NL East Mets, the last Mets team to make the playoffs. But who cares? That team didn't win the World Series, and at the end of the day, that's what counts. Not NL East titles.
The idea of hanging on to a player because he is homegrown is not enough of a reason.
Wright has been with the Mets for eight years now. In eight years he has failed to lead the team to the promised land.
So, time's up. If the Mets get an offer they like, they should take it.
No more hanging on to players because of the nostalgia. The 2006 Mets are long gone.
Let Wright go.