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David Wright acknowledges important winter for Sandy Alderson

David Wright feels this winter may be the time for the Mets to consider trading top young pitcher for a bona-fide, impact hitter, he said this past weekend (Star-Ledger, Aug. 4).

“You have a guy that’s a proven ace of the staff coming back, a guy that’s a proven closer coming back from Tommy John,” Wright said, speaking about Matt Harvey and Bobby Parnell, both of whom are recovering from Tommy John surgery this season. “So, yeah, that’s when you get to the point where it’s decision time for what is that final piece? What are those final two pieces? That’s when you realistically think about making a move like that. … I think we’re getting to the point where we’re really close.’



The Rockies recently sent a sizable contingent to watch Mets pitching prospect Noah Syndergaard (NY Post, July 31). There had been seen several reports in July indicating Colorado’s willingness to trade SS Troy Tulowitzki and OF Carlos Gonzalez, which was followed by speculation the Mets and other teams were interested.

In the days before the July 31 non-waiver trade deadline, it was reported that Tulowitzki and Gonzalez were more likely to be traded this winter, not this summer (CBS Sports, July 30).

Meanwhile, this offseason, the Marlins intend to either trade Giancarlo Stanton or sign him to a contract extension (Cerrone, Aug. 4).




119 comments
petey05
petey05

trade for tulowitzki and sign nelson cruz


lagares

murphy 

tulowitzki

cruz

wright

duda

darnaud

granderson


harvey

degrom

wheeler

gee

syndergard


2015 NL EAST CHAMPS!

Jay Tysver
Jay Tysver

Or...he can stop chasing low and outside pitches and become that hitter himself.

mystere24
mystere24

Wright should stop talking and focus on his offense. In case he hasn't noticed, if he was performing up to his career norms, we would be at .500 by now with all the one run games. Having said that, Wright is definitely playing through a shoulder injury so we need to cut him some slack.

Ricardo Figueroa
Ricardo Figueroa

David was only a good batter when he has good protection aka carlos beltran n carlos degaldo he is no leader n from what I see is no longer a good number 3 batter should move him to 5th

joepf
joepf

In typical mets alternate reality the 3rd baseman who's hitting 265 with 8 homers is putting the GM on notice instead of the other way around, just laughable

joepf
joepf

Hitting 265 with 8 home runs and still thinks he's calling the shots , wright has way to much power here, he's the problem not the solution. I've been done with him sinc he ordered a beaning of our own player

Haig Mathosian
Haig Mathosian

Maybe trade a pitcher for a 3rd baseman....I've lost all confidence in Wright. Ever since he got beaned, he hasn't been the same

Shawn Mike Rolli
Shawn Mike Rolli

most met fans don't think mets will spend. ok maybe mets sign 1 player for about $44.00 use cvs card and save

John Kranzley
John Kranzley

ok, Kirk and Flores are now on the team for good correct?  Can we start playing them every day and just see what happens?


Granderson

Murphy

Wright

Duda

Darnaud

Kirk

Lagares

Flores


just run this lineup out there for 2 weeks and see what happens.  Play Campbell or EY in LF against lefties, that is the only change necessary.


Leave CY on the bench as a pinch hitter.  Tejada can back up 2b/SS

Tom Girard
Tom Girard

Montero, flores, gee, den dekker n kirk for tulo...thoughts

Vincent Santiago
Vincent Santiago

Looking at this year any player the Mets could have signed last years has had a down year or has gotten injured or received contracts that are dreadful, or in the case of he who shal not be made who signed with the O's he wasn't going to take the same money from the Mets than the O's.  Granderson was a good signing, Wright is whatever but, now we go into next year knowing deGrom is a good major league pitcher, it would be nice to know what Syndeerguard is so that we know who on this staff is necessary and who can go away because with Colon, Harvey, Wheeler, Gee, Niese, deGrom, Thor, Hefner, Torres, possibly Steven Matz who I think is going to be a murderer on the left side and far better than Niese is currently, there isn't room for all of these guys and this is not mentioning Montero either. In the pen I don't think Parnell has a spot in this bullpen unless he beats out Black for the 7th inning. 

bromancer
bromancer

So, two pitchers are coming off elbow surgery; one has 36 career starts; the other has only been good at times. A "final piece" away from a championship?  LOL. Try several pieces-- and you can add Captain Delusional to that list, because he's in serious decline -- and we're still on the hook for most of those 138 big ones, all the way out to 2025. The disgrace continues...

John Cross
John Cross

I agree with the thought that David is playing hurt. He rushed back from the shoulder injury. If they're out of it by the end of the month he should sit and rest it the rest of the season

Robert Garippa
Robert Garippa

Thank you,,too many people are afraid to criticize wright, but this year no power or no clutch

Metsnow
Metsnow

David's quote sounds very familiar....I think he said the same thing last year. This team is a joke and SA is a BS artist who just says what the fans want to hear. Wilpons apparently have no desire or $$ to spend on real legit talent. It's a shame what they are doing with this franchise. Only way to make a point as fans is not to go the ball park. BIg bucks for little talent as far as I'm concerned.....so stay home!!!!

Kenneth Meltsner
Kenneth Meltsner

Ya' think?!?  If the past has shown us anything it's that Sandy is a dreadful judge of offensive talent. Does anyone trust him when it comes to position players? We CANNOT start 2015 (yeah, it's already come to that) with no SS or LF. And a decent backup catcher might be nice.

Robert Hess
Robert Hess

Hey I like & respect David but what he has to say does nothing for this team.  SA, TC and the Wilpons do nothing for this team.  They try to get something for nothing and it hasn't worked.  BTW, Travis D. is a pretty poor defensive catcher.  When's the last time he made an accurate throw much less threw someone out?  Let's stop the BS and admit that this team is pretty awful.  If it wasn't for some decent pitching they would lose 90 - 100 games.  Sandy doesn't even talk a good show - he really says nothing but garbleed b.s..  I was hoping that the Mets would at least tie this game and Terry would run out of pitchers.  It was a blessing that they went down without a fight.

Macacawitz
Macacawitz

I see Wright mercy traded to a contender in two or three years, after the latest batch of can't miss prospects come up short.  Until this team is prepared to invest more than the minimum in payroll, things will not change. 

@Ricardo Figueroa  

He hit very good the last two seasons, were you asleep because the rest of the team stunk so bad?

People also forget that his defense has become Top-5 for 3B in baseball if not better including this year.

His sabermetrics showed him performing at a comparable overall level in 2012 and 2013 to his peak offensive years (due to extra value on defense and lower overall offensive stats around the league).

Granted, his 2014 production level will not cut it but if he can get back to hitting .300 for 20HR and 40 doubles to go with his gold glove defense, that's nothing to complain about.

@joepf

???  Not sure what incident you are referring to.  He needs to turn it around and I feel pretty good he'll have a bounce back year.   

Coupon Hater
Coupon Hater

@Haig Mathosian  Sounds like what I've been saying all day!


Earlier comment below:


If they would've looked at Wright from 09-13 to determine his worth he was WAY OVERPAID!


He is averaging:


Avg .293

Runs 78

Hit 148

2B 32

3B 3

HR 18

RBI 77

SB 18

BB 66

K 118

OBP .370

SLG .460


Decent but hardly worth the money they gave him. Definitely not the mold for a 20 million dollar 3 hitter 


Had OMAR offered a contract OF that SIZE to a player with these averages he would've been thrown off the Brooklyn Bridge.


You don't pay a player based on their "career numbers"! You have to use a recent sample. If someone has a career year aka Brady Anderson in Baltimore years ago, and you use that you're wrong just like using their best years when they're in decline. 


I'M NOT SAYING HE DID BUT It's funny how he's gone south since PED testing became more stringent even though they moved in the walls. Wonder why no one tries to tie his drop to PED.

trade
trade

I think they should trade montero , Matt Reynolds, colon, and Dominic smith for tulowitzki. Call up snydaarrd and put him in the bullpen and move mejia to the rotation. Anybody agree with me.

nashbo
nashbo

@Tom Girard any deal for tulo starts with thor.. and it doesn't end there.  

chicagofan
chicagofan

@Tom Girard Going to have to give up an ace to get one.  Have to concede that we start there - Wheeler, Syndegaard, DeGrom type if we are going to get Tulo or a similar players.  Other teams will demand nothing less.  We can't deal a bag full of second tier players and walk away with a game changing superstar.

On that note, I think I would prefer the guy from Florida.  Like Tulo, but he will be on the wrong side of 30 soon.  Thoughts???

Macacawitz
Macacawitz

@Tom Girard Negotiations will start with deGrom and/or Syndergaard.  Five twos don't make a ten.  

Tom Girard
Tom Girard

Put Colin in there n pay for half of next year's salary

futuregm
futuregm

@Tom Girard they dont need OF'ers, their outfield already consists of Blackmon, Gonzalez, and Dickerson. The only way they would take an OF would be if we traded for Gonzalez. 

Tom Girard
Tom Girard

I say they trade montero Hefner is a fa next year but mets should sign him for cheap.

nashbo
nashbo

@bromancer Harvey alone adds at LEAST 10 wins which, hey, puts them in a wildcard spot!  They are very close.  

No -- he sat out the rest of last season -- play the damn game! 

Bryan McEntee
Bryan McEntee

@Metsnow Drew sucks, Choo sucks this year, Tanaka needs Tommy John, McCann's been awful, and Cano got a ridiculous contract and his numbers are also down. Who exactly did you want the Mets to spend money on last off season?  If you look at it fairly the Mets signed Granderson who so far has performed the best of any of the big name free agents last year.

@Robert Hess I hope they trade D'Arnaud, he is not going to be a very good big leaguer 

@Coupon Hater @Haig Mathosian

Does anyone believe in the sabermetric stats?  Those said 2012 and 13 were equal to his other peak years of 2007 and 08.  Lower OPS but better defense and the whole league's offense has dipped in that time.  His 2012 and 13 seasons were elite for his position, so let's not go overboard. 

@chicagofan @Tom Girard

Trade Thor for Tulo, of course --- Tulowitzki has peaked but he shouldn't crash in value --- 

Tom Girard
Tom Girard

Cargo is always injured den dekker n kirk would be great bench players or players they can turn

matt greco
matt greco

@nashbo @bromancer uh, no he doesn't, unless he's going 4-for -4 with a few 3 run homers everytime he starts.  you add harvey to this pathetic offensive team and he'd lose a lot of 1-0 and 2-1 games.

Coupon Hater
Coupon Hater

He sucks but the buffoons here will defend him forever! Hometown discount my @$$! Payroll is 80 million and HE'S 20 of that! 25% of the budget is spent on a 270 hitter with no power , speed or range! In addition routine throws are an adventure! No arguing with delusional fans

nashbo
nashbo

@matt greco @nashbo @bromancer interesting considering their run dif is in the positive... i.e. we have scored more runs than given up... and rs is right in the middle of the pack so they are NL average... And.. like wright said.. a couple pieces away (such as a bat)  

Dave Kaye
Dave Kaye

Actually no they didn't. They lowered payroll. They HAVE to put some money into the team, but they lowered payroll so they didn't really,spend.