David Wright is the foundation for future World Series Mets teams. He HAD to be re-signed for this reason. One good outfielder, and one good catcher....and we're good. Sandy will figure it out."
THis is a nice romantic statement but its entirely false. How can a thrity year old be the future of anything? The Mets will not be contenders by 2014, No way. At that time, Wright will be 32-33 and starting to make the most money in his contract, which will tie up payroll more as the Mets look to add pieces to contend. One Good OF ad C away huh? What about the two other OF spots, and bullpen? What about Power and speed which we have little or none of? What about a legitimate closer and ZERO pitching depth if our PROSPECTS dont turn out?
" How can a thrity year old be the future of anything? "
Oh please stop....you're making Wright sound like he's over the hill already.
Maybe I was too optimistic, but you are very pessimistic.
" That's borderline delusional. "
No, it's not. If Sandy gets one good outfielder, and any one (or two) of our existing outfielders has a good year (this IS possible, you know), then what more could we ask for?
Ike can have a full year like the 2nd half of last year...that IS possible. If RA stays, our pitching staff is great. Oh, and that catcher is definitely a necessity.
So, I'm not delusional at all.
It is all marketing. They need him to fill the seats. People will pay to see Wright, he moves jerseys and merchandise.
It was a good move by the Mets.
I like DWright. I don't care what anybody says. A LOT of teams would love to have him.