Lots of David Wright news going on recently so let’s talk about that and get you to share your opinions.
If you recall, Wright had the best first half of any third baseman but a late push from the San Francisco voters gave the starting All-Star game nod to Pablo Sandoval. Wright was selected to the team but got hosed out of a starting berth. Now it feels like Déjà vu all over again, as some believe that Wright again got slighted when news came down that Chase Headley won the Gold Glove Award. Here is a fielding comparison between the two players:
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Headley had more chances and a higher fielding percentage but the advanced numbers favor Wright by a whopping margin. So, here’s poll question #1.
Also yesterday, news came down that the Mets picked up Wright’s $16 million option while continuing to negotiate a long-term contract. The Mets had hoped to have the Wright extension worked out by now but because they didn’t – picking up his option was a no-brainer.
For the sake of the following polls, let’s assume that the 2013 option stands and whatever deal the club works out will begin in 2014. Now, it may or may not work out this way, but this is the simplest way for us to do it, so that’s how we’ll proceed. Please remember, vote on what you think Wright *will* get, not what you *hope* he will get. We’d all love it if he signed a four-year deal for $60 million but we know that’s not going to happen.
Finally, which one do you see being more problematic for the Mets – the length of the deal or the dollars involved? Frequently the two go hand-in-hand but sometimes one can outweigh the other.
Thanks for taking the time to read and vote. I hope everyone made it through Sandy okay and with minimal damage.