Originally posted on Mets Merized Online  |  Last updated 11/30/12
Let me begin by saying that for the last nine years, David Wright has not had a bigger defender than me. He’s the best all-around position player ever to come through the Mets system and his impact on this franchise cannot be overstated. Already a holder of more than a dozen Mets franchise records, Wright now has an opportunity to add an exclamation point to his Mets legacy if he can lead the team to a World Championship between now and 2020 when his deal expires. It’s a foregone conclusion that what Wright produces offensively during his age 30-37 seasons, will never eclipse what he produced during his age 22-29 seasons. It’s an indisputable fact, Wright will not be the first major leaguer to be handsomely rewarded for his past achievements and he certainly won’t be the last, but I cant deny my shock that this deal went down on Sandy Alderson’s watch. Taking all the emotion out of this, I have to question how such a deal fits into what we believed was Alderson’s well documented obj...
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