According to ESPN New York, former Mets short stop, Jose Reyes, attended last night’s New York Knicks vs. Brooklyn Nets game at the Barkley Center and told reporters it would be “difficult to see the New York Mets without David Wright,” saying:
“They should sign David (long term). He’s been the face of the franchise for a long time.If they let him go, that’s gonna be difficult to see the New York Mets without David Wright. I can’t imagine that. You never know in this game what’s gonna happen, but I wish all the best to David. He’s a good friend of mine.”
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Can’t say I disagree, Jose. There have been some fans, reporters, and bloggers alike who have entertained — and made great arguments — that the Mets should trade Wright. Even I have mentioned that I could tolerate the idea. Truth be told. I would be crushed if Wright is not on this team for the long haul. I can fool others, but I can’t fool myself. I don’t care how much sense trading him might make when it comes to ‘the big picture’, there are other ways to rebuild this team and it can be done with Wright as a cornerstone, not a piece of trade bait. He is one of us. He is our captain. Our home grown hero. And seeing him in another uniform would be a crime. With that said, the first order of business this off-season should be for Sandy Alderson to champion his owners to pony up the money necessary to extend David Wright’s contract. END OF STORY.