Found May 14, 2012 on The Daily Stache:

As the Mets try to recuperate from their second ninth inning meltdown in the last three days, Monday morning started out with a dose of good news — the Mets are preparing a formal offer to retain David Wright.

Whether you want to or not, it’s very easy to think about how the whole Jose Reyes situation panned out when thinking about Wright’s future in the orange and blue, but the truth is, the two situations couldn’t be much different. Wright, for example, has an option next year, which will automatically disappear if he is traded. Although it’s for a hefty $16 million, the Mets would undoubtedly exercise that option, seeing as he’s returned to the David Wright of old form.I’m fortunate enough to have been at David Wright’s first game at Shea Stadium. The hype was something to behold. He didn’t exactly get the treatment that Bryce Harper has, but he was a guy everyone thought would be a solid third basemen for many years to come. While he has had his struggles the past couple of seasons, you’re still hard pressed to find many other better third basemen in the game.

When Wright is on his game, as you see early on in 2012, there are few better hitters in the game. We saw early on in his career that he can drive the ball to right center field with authority. Let’s get this straight. While he certainly has the power to hit home runs, he is not a home run hitter. Wright’s best game plan is to work the gaps.

Now, the negotiating must begin. What would you offer to keep David Wright in Queens for the forseable future?


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