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nmculbreth
09-02-2011, 01:25 AM
http://espn.go.com/new-york/mlb/story/_/id/6919092/david-einhorn-gone-jose-reyes-exit

The real headline is that the Mets look like they're going to be forced to cut their payroll back to the $100mm to $110mm range, which is going to be difficult given the amount of money they have tied up in Johan Santana, Jason Bay, David Wright and potentially Jose Reyes.

Given that Santana and Bay are completely unmovable, it would seem that the Mets are going to be forced with choosing between keeping Wright or Reyes going forward. While it is possible (and even likely) that the Mets may allow Reyes to walk, this seems like an excellent opportunity to try to pry Wright away at a discounted price.

While Wright would be an expensive addition ($15m) and would have the ability to void the club option for 2013 if he is traded, he'd address the team's weakness at 3B and add a RH middle of the order bat to hit between Votto and Bruce.

drowg14
09-02-2011, 02:41 AM
Is Wright still the player he used to be, or would this be a sinkhole?

Jr's Boy
09-02-2011, 03:50 AM
We land David Wright and a top of the rotation starter, hello NL Champions!

Vottomatic
09-02-2011, 10:14 AM
We land David Wright and a top of the rotation starter, hello NL Champions!

Besides being injured alot, his numbers are trending downward.

http://sports.yahoo.com/mlb/players/7382/career;_ylt=AjWIucp14cc4WjYSUarUCfSFCLcF

brm7675
09-02-2011, 12:38 PM
ah...we have a 3rd basemen..his name is Scott Rolen and he is going no where..

texasdave
09-02-2011, 01:11 PM
If the Mets can't afford him what makes anyone think that the Reds could?

nux fan
09-02-2011, 01:14 PM
yes we have a 3rd baseman

he went o for the playoffs
missed half of the second half of last year
and most of this year and has more injuries than a vietnam vet returning from iraq

brm7675
09-02-2011, 02:00 PM
yes we have a 3rd baseman

he went o for the playoffs
missed half of the second half of last year
and most of this year and has more injuries than a vietnam vet returning from iraq

And with all that he WILL STILL be the opening day starting 3rd basemen next year.