For those who haven’t seen on Twitter: @ThePhillyPhans is reporting that David Wright is going to be with the Phillies “very, very soon”.
Let me tell you what I know.
I know little about that site. This isn’t to disparage it- I just can’t vouch in any way for the site.
None of the sources I trust have anything on this yet. At the moment, no one is rushing to deny it. But there’s nothing to corroborate so far.
I’m about to pack it in for the holiday weekend. So I refuse to believe I’m about to deal with the aftermath of the Mets giving their fans a present to coincide with both Christmas and Chanukah of dealing David Wright.
Or I’ll put it another way: I’m going to need a lot more information than this to entertain the notion.
The deal is rumored to involve Domonic Brown. He’d be a nice fit. It isn’t out of line with the baseball deals and notions being put forth by this team- that is, building for the long-term. Wright just turned 29, and is only signed through 2012 (with an option for 2013).
Obviously, a Wright deal saves ownership a lot of money: $15 million next year alone.
Anyhow, that’s what I know. I don’t care if it is midnight on Christmas, I’ll update this blog if anything develops on the Wright front. That’s an especially easy thing for me to promise, since I’m Jewish, and used to working newsrooms on Christmas in exchange for getting covered on Yom Kippur.
But as of right now, that’s the only trade I can report.
Happy holidays, and cross your fingers.