David Wright told MLB Network Radio yesterday that Sandy Alderson asked for his opinion on Justin Upton, who the Mets were clearly interested in acquiring before he was traded to the Braves.
Wright feels Upton could have been a good fit for the Mets, but he agrees with Alderson’s refusal to part with Zack Wheeler or Matt Harvey to get a deal a done.
“That’s what wins, as the Giants have proved over and over again with those young power arms,” Wright said. “I’m glad we have the kind of chips that other teams want.”
Matthew Cerrone, Lead Writer
It’s old news, and mostly meaningless, but I guess I just like hearing Wright on board with what’s going on here. That’s probably obvious, considering he signed such a long-term extension before testing free agency. I’m not sure what else he was going to say, but I get the feeling he believes this. I’ve talked to him enough times to know he desperately wants to win, but he’s savvy enough to understand how that happens and the work that goes in to it (not just at the plate and in the field, but in the front office and through the organization, as well). I’m sure that’s a difficult dynamic, especially knowing every at bat is another day closer to retirement, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t the right approach.
To listen to Wright’s interview with MLB Network Radio, during which he also talks about current penalties for PED, use this: