David Wright is true blue and orange through and through, and wants to remain that way.
For whatever reason, the topic of his contract came up during the All-Star Game in St. Louis by the New York Post. It seems silly to me to bring that up since he is signed through 2012 with an option for 2013. Yet, as always, Wright answered the question.
Being a New York Met is what Wright has always wanted and is the way he wants it to end. He is not saying he wants negotiations to start now, but whenever the organization wants to start negotiations, probably in 2012 because the Mets are procrastinators, he is ready.
Wright made it clear to the Mets, he has zero desire to go anywhere else.
I’ve been through some ups and downs and I kind of want to see it through to make sure that I get the chance to finish the job that I kind of started. . . . It means a lot to me to be able to finish the job and do what I think the New York Mets are capable of doing. I don’t think we’ve done that yet.
Weren’t those Willie Randolph’s last words?
I would like to see Wright finish his career here. I agree with Michael Baron over at Metsblog. Wright is the face of this franchise. The only way Wright leaves is if he completely bottoms out and is pretty much worthless to the team.
It is hard to say that Wright has had a horrible season this year. It was not completely bad. It has just been an odd year. He will grow from it. It is all a learning experience, not just for him. Every player on every team goes through it at some point.
What matters is if he has gotten anything out of it and has learned from it. That is what will make him a better and more valuable player to the Mets for the rest of his career. If he does that, the Mets will keep him until he retires.