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For Now, Just Enjoy David Wright
Posted By Howard Megdal On December 5, 2012 @ 1:56 pm In Today's Mets headlines | Comments Disabled
Sure, R.A. Dickey could be traded any second. Sure, the Mets are three outfielders short of an outfield.
But for today, just enjoy this.
The Mets are in no position to contend in 2013 right now. Their ability to add around Wright on a team that won 74 games last year is minimal. They got Wright to accept a deal paying him $8 million in 2013, or a paycut of 50 percent over 2012. That wasn’t enough new money to get the Mets an outfield yet, but it’s early. What it does suggest is that the Mets need to cut every corner just to add to this roster at all, which we already knew.
Still, whatever else happened, David Wright didn’t have to say yes to the Mets. They would have been forced to trade him (or if Jeff Wilpon had his way, apparently let him play out his option and leave for nothing).
They’d have been in the same, unfortunate position. And you wouldn’t get the chance to watch David Wright play every day until 2020 in a Mets uniform.
So on a day like today, enjoy the win. All Mets victories are provisional right now. Fail to enjoy what good fortune comes the team’s way as it remains under ownership’s huge financial strain, and you’ll go crazy.
By the way, a note on coverage: I am aggressively updating/retweeting news on the @Lohudmets Twitter account. So follow that for all manner of rumors. But I’m trying to stick to the actual news here on the blog, and so far, Wright is the only done deal.
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