Please explain to me how you see early 30s as being too old? Look at the Yankees for crying out loud.
You are worried about David Wright turning 31? Are you nuts?
"I'm saying ishe's basically waisting his talents here for the next 3 years seeing how we will not be contending team until then."
That's his choice to make, not yours. Will you quit your job/ career if I think you are wasting your talent? He's a great player who chooses to play for our team. I'm appreciative for that.
Because he is the FACE of the franchise.>>>> NON-BASEBALL consideration
He was here when we did have good years (2005-2008).>>>> I'd argue that 05 07 and 08 were certainly not "good"
He has proven success in the playoffs in 2006.>>> How'd he do in the LCS? He batted .160! Can someone note that instead of one person saying he's playoff proven and someone else just parrots it?
I'd have traded him.
"the Mets can win the WS in 2013. However unlikely you think it is with a little luck and a few good moves it could happen."
You can say that about every other professional sports team in the world. That doesn't give us that much of an edge now does it?
Why does David Wright have to be the MVP of a future World Series winning team?
Why can't David Wright just be a solid veteran on a future WS winning team full of younger ballplayers?
What makes baseball great is the fact that most often, teams will find their equilibrium. The Mets had historic success with 2 outs and RISP in the first half of the last season, then they tanked the second. You can't fool the rest of the league for 162 games, and you're correct in saying that this team isn't nearly good enough to compete with the top two teams, and probably the top 3. Basically it's a fight for 4th this year... And honestly I don't care about that as long as the team is making the moves it has to make to get ready to compete in the future.
I wanted them to trade Wright too, but I understand the reason for signing him. This franchise needs some players to talk about in some positive regard 30 years down the line other than Seaver and the 86 team.
proven success in the playoffs?
he hit about 200 in the playoffs he was bad!