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Paul Lo Duca: Mets should trade David Wright, go younger

Paul Lo Duca said, on LoudMouths, that the Mets should trade David Wright in an effort to get younger.

“The Mets need to go back to square one, go back to their roots, go to younger players,” Lo Duca said. “If that means to trade David, that means to trade David.”

Lo Duca said that the team has young phenoms in Matt Harvey and Zack Wheeler, and they should use them as the new cornerstones of the organization, instead of the older Wright.

“Listen, he’s one of my better friends, I love the guy. But they built a ballpark that’s not for him and that’s your franchise player,” Lo Duca said. “I thought that maybe they should have moved on with him a little bit and then went the pitching route.”

Wright is hitting .285 with a .342 OBP this season, with four home runs and 32 RBI.

“When [Harvey] gets healthy, they have the makings of a tremendous pitching staff and a tremendous bullpen, but I think they need to start back from the ground up, instead of just concentrating on going 81-81 every year,” the former All-Star catcher said.

Lo Duca advocated calling up younger players and seeing what they can do on the field, instead of bringing in veteran players.


Lo Duca discusses his belief that the Mets should trade Wright in order to become a winning franchise…




345 comments
Paul Romano
Paul Romano

Ughh. Shut your mouth Lo Duca. I liked you more when you were picking up the college girls in your free time

Terrell Davis
Terrell Davis

I'm not for trading Wright, but I do like the 'go younger" theory. And Fire Collins and let Wally get a shot.

Manny Diaz
Manny Diaz

I think The Roids went to his head!? Who is @paulloduca anyways!? As I recalled he was a cheater, hey loud mouths, SNY ya need to get a real hall of famer to have an opinion about the our home town team....

Scott Wolkoff
Scott Wolkoff

Sell the team. .. why get rid of Wright? Get him more support... that way maybe he will shine. ... hard to carry a crappy team

robby
robby

The problem is not Wright it's everybody around him. He has no protection and he needs that because he is not a superstar player just a complimentary player

steve333
steve333

Duda/Wheeler/D'Arnaud/Tejada/Flores


For Goldschmidt and Owings.

I would even throw in another starter like Gee

steve333
steve333

Should the Yankees have traded Jeter to go younger?

Wright is still one of the best 3rd basemen in the majors. Who do you replace him with and why would you want to trade a guy who wants to be here and does everything the right way?

Lunacy

Tyler McConnell
Tyler McConnell

Maybe he was actually talking about Duda and C. Young

Mark Phelan
Mark Phelan

David is what he is.  This year he is, but with even less power.


The problem is not Wright it is lack of performance from every other player not named Murphy or Lagares.


Don't trade Wright - trade one of our pitchers....or two and get some top everyday players.  


Of course the entire thing is complicated by the contracts Sandy handed out to Grandy and the other failing outfielders.

kcas44
kcas44

david is the most over rated over paid player in baseball....cant hit in clutch lost all his power strikes out way to much and can barely reach 1st base with that chicken wing side arming throw

Robert Camaj
Robert Camaj

Yo WTF Boys how about we win a game now!! LETS GO SHAKE IT I OFF!!

Tarheel11
Tarheel11

LoDuca was asked a pointed question and gave his honest opinion. To me he was dead on. This wasn't about Wright, it was about the Mets as an organization. And he couldn't be more right. "They are afraid of losing 100 games" so they half ass things (sign Granderson, Colon, CY). Instead of either going for it meaning opening the checkbook or start over and rebuild. And thus play the kids and let them mature here. So instead they are stuck in this at best mediocre limbo. The owners just want to spend enough to appease the fans (not working) and try to turn a profit. He's dead on in my opinion.

Now I can't see them trading Wright at all, but if you are him do you really want to waste the rest of a finite career here with this organization? His money is set so now it's about where he wants to play. As much as he loves NY, I can't blame him if he wanted out

Shawn M. Milburn
Shawn M. Milburn

People are so stupid. 1. He is our franchise player and when his career is over will own all the Mets records. Only a Mets fan would want to trade our only franchise player. Smh

2. He's a 10/5 player people! He isn't going anywhere unless he wants to!

3. The problem isn't Wright, the problem is no protection in the lineup! Is it a coincidence his numbers started dropping after Delgado and Beltran were gone? Nope! They need an impact bat. They need to seriously put together a package to get Stanton here or someone like him.

4. Don't really care what Paul LoDuca has to say. Last time I checked the Mets let him go After his name was on the Mitchell Report.

Tom Tacti
Tom Tacti

What's he on or been smoking! Must be living in Colorado these days!

steve333
steve333

Trade Wright and the Mets go from having almost no offense to no offense, period.

Wright has no protection in the line-up and still managed to knock in over 30 rbi so far

melmet
melmet

I agree...get rid of wright..but other teams also know that he can't hit his weight in the clutch!...I would also like to hear paul's opinion on that PUNY...PATHETIC ...HAPLESS...LITTLE GIRL THAT CATCHES FOR THE METS....D'ARNAUD MAKES ME SICK!...HE SHOULD BE SENT TO THE MINORS IMMEDIATELY...AND IF HE CAN'T HIT THE BALL LIKE A MAN HE SHOULD NEVER BE BACK ON THIS TEAM AGAIN!!..HOW THE HECK DOES THIS WORM GET TO STAY IN THE MAJOR LEAGUES????...180 BATTING AVG???...PASS BALLS AND WILD PITCHES (THAT SHOULD BE STOPPED IF HE WAS A REAL CATCHER) EVERY DAY.....D'ARNAUD SUCKS!!...IN FACT..WHEN HE GETS UP THE FIELDERS SHOULD BE REQUIRED TO TAKE THIER GLOVES OFF....YOU DO NOT NEED A GLOVE TO CATCH THE LITTLE POP-UPS AND BOUNCERS THAT THAT LITTLE GIRL HITS.....GET RID OF HIM NOW!!!!!!

wilpondscm
wilpondscm

wright would be fine so long as he was the 4th best hitter on the team, not the guy to rely on as 1 or 2.


but yeah when they let reyes walk they should have gone all in on moving guys with trade value that weren't under 26.

Shane Sarte
Shane Sarte

Go younger? Who the hell is playing around him, seniors?

Ross Schiff
Ross Schiff

Like the Mets have an glut of good pitching in the minors. You find a team that has a lot of good hitters in triple A . Teams need good third basemen and have a very good park to hit in will do this kind of trade. Could even get 3 for 1. And David Wright is a great hitter in the right ballpark.

Gary Westhoff
Gary Westhoff

Wright is a very good player-- not a great player--and he lacks a great deal in clutch situations. Still, he's an awesome person, a team leader, and the identity of our franchise. You can't ever let him wear another team's uniform. It's an intangible thing.

Harry Hunt
Harry Hunt

How does one expect to get two good hitters for one good hitter?

Nick Stasiak
Nick Stasiak

i've been saying this since 2011. good to see that people are starting to catch on.

George Komninakis
George Komninakis

been saying this for years now.  Wright is a nice complimentary player to have on a good team. He is not a superstar player who can carry a team on his back.  Trade him already please.  

Clyde Sparks Jr
Clyde Sparks Jr

mr. i'm from brooklyn but was raised in Florida yeah sure

Christopher Masiello
Christopher Masiello

Lo Duca is an ALLEGED statutory raping, steroid abuser. However, he's not entirely wrong. 

It's better to trade a star player a year too soon than a year too late. Do we really want him to be the Patrick Ewing of the Mets. That's who he is. 

Let's get GOOD players for him NOW in stead of watching him limp down the stretch on what will be a terrible contract.

Bruce Richwine
Bruce Richwine

He does have a point. All the Mets are doing is wasting David's prime years. By the time the Mets become contenders he might be on the downside of his career.

Another former Met player making outlandish statements to try to get a NY radio job. Franco did the same thing a few years ago.  Go back on the drugs, loDuca!


Uthman Baksh
Uthman Baksh

Some people just want to watch the Mets burn!

Mr. SERCH
Mr. SERCH

nice Joker reference....TDK rocks