If you're asking me, I'd say not very. But then again, I'm not the biggest David Wright fan.
Jon Morosi of Fox Sports tweeted that a baseball executive said, "The Mets won’t trade him [Wright]. He’s more valuable to them than he would be to any other team."
While the Mets, and many Mets fans, still view Wright as a star, I have the feeling that the rest of the league probably sees him as just an ordinary player.
The Mets need at least one "star" on the team is order to give the fans a reason to go to the ballpark. Stars are hard to come by these days at Citi Field, and when you have a team made up of mostly Triple-A players, an average player such as Wright becomes a star.
At this point, with the loss of Jose Reyes to the Marlins, Wright is probably only valuable in the fact that he is the only thing that will probably help generate money for the team.
If the Mets highly value Wright as a player, we must not have been watching the same player for the past three years.
Wright has struggled tremendously the past few seasons, and the 2011 season is arguably his worst as a professional.
I've heard all of the excuses...he never got over getting hit in the head by Matt Cain, Citi Field dimensions are wreaking havoc on his approach at the plate, Howard Johnson screwed him up, maybe his dog died...blah, blah, blah.
When will it be acceptable to just admit that Wright is an average player?