He won the Gold Glove and Silver Slugger Awards. He’ll receive MVP consideration. He’s the face of the New York Mets. All that, and the suggestion is he would have to be the one to move if the Mets are foolish enough to go after Alex Rodriguez.
Speaking after an appearance this afternoon at the NYU Medical Center, Wright said: “That’s what I love about playing in New York. Nobody is going to care next year if I won a Gold Glove or a Silver Slugger Award. They only care about winning here. I don’t take it personally. It’s not a slap in the face to me.’’
Wright said he’s preparing to play third next season, and when he talked with GM Omar Minaya after the season A-Rod wasn’t a conversation topic. I’m not buying all that. It was probably more along the lines of: “You’ll be hearing a lot of talk, don’t worry about it.’‘