Gammons on Jose Reyes, David Wright, and the Hot Stove

This afternoon, Peter Gammons was a guest of Mike Francesa on WFAN and said he believes there is a strong possibility the Mets will look to trade David Wright this winter regardless of whether or not they retain Jose Reyes.

In addition, Gammons said:

  • It’s good for the Mets that the Dodgers aren’t in the mix for Reyes, since he’d be the kind of a player a new owner would likely want to sign.
  • Eventually, he thinks Reyes will re-sign with the Mets.
  • Reyes could sign by the Winter Meetings in early December, whereas Prince Fielder and Albert Pujols might not sign until mid-December.
  • If the Mets can’t re-sign Reyes, they might think they need a three- to four-year rebuilding phase and so Wright could be available.
  • Texas is “an early favorite” to sign Prince Fielder.
  • Joey Votto could possible be a trade candidate if another team offers enough pitching.
  • Andre Ethier could emerge as a trade candidate as well.

Wright hit just .254 with 14 home runs and 61 RBI in 102 games in 2011 with 97 strikeouts in 389 at bats. He missed more than two months after fracturing a bone in his back after a collision with Ike Davis in May.

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Matthew Cerrone: As I said this morning, the way I understand it, the team is more likely to consider trading Wright next summer (if they’re struggling, plus if there is a market for him) than trade him now. It sounds to me like the Mets will listen to offers, because I think that’s their policy on every player. However, in the end, Wright stays because the market for him is weak these days.

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For more from Gammons, including his take on the situations surrounding the Dodgers, Cubs, and the future of Bud Seling, click the play button below:

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