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…