The big question remains: Does Wright want to be a one-team man like Chipper Jones and Derek Jeter, or does he eventually want to test the free-agent waters like most elite players of the modern era?
In light of Monday’s brutal loss, I couldn’t help but think back to the good old days — when the organization had a plethora of talent and the sky seemed to be the limit. It wasn’t 25 years ago, although it feels like it might as well have been.
The Mets lost both Jose Reyes and Daniel Murphy to injuries Sunday in their 6-5 loss to the Braves, forcing manager Terry Collins to use both Justin Turner and later David Wright at shortstop for the first time.
In the final year of Carlos Beltran’s 7-year, $119 million deal, most people think the Mets might peddle him before the July 31 trading deadline. And I say — hold on. Not so fast.
David Wright isn’t exactly pleased with the way last season went for the Mets. “It’s to the point now where you’ve got to put up or shut up,” Wright said on Monday.