Since debuting with the Mets in 2004, Wright has become the
team’s all-time leader in virtually every offensive category. But
aside from winning the NL East in 2006, the Mets have been a
mediocre team to say the least.
Simply put, the Mets are one trick pony with Wright. By signing
him to such a long-term deal, they tie their hands in terms of
drafting prospects and acquiring veteran players to compliment him
in the lineup.
While Wright has a legitimate chance of attaining 3,000 hits and
entry into Cooperstown, I do not see post-season baseball coming to
Citi Field so long as he wears a Mets uniform. The Mets are making
the wrong move with Wright.
Yet it would not surprise me if the Mets were to do an about
face in the next year or so and trade Wright for a boatload of
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