I know this probably belongs in the “offseason” thread, but this situation is sort of unique so I feel it deserves its own space…so here goes….
Does anyone remember during the season when Wright and Dickey seemed to be on the same page as far as where the team is going, and that they seemed to have a united front regarding what they were going to do? Well what happened?
Wright gets signed to a great contract, but now they are out there trying to trade RA. So what is being accomplished here? They lock up one guy with enough money that he can turn a blind eye to the actual state of the team. I am not blaming Wright because that kind of money is hard to say no to, but from a fans perspective the Mets can be potentially much worse in 2013 than in 2012 with the trading of RA.
My view point was you either keep both OR trade both. This one foot in the water and one out mentality is going to go nowhere very quickly. Either you rebuild from scratch or piece it together now. I understand piecing together now is going to take some financial commitment. Under the Wilscum regime I know that’s probably not going to happen.
So by keeping Wright and trading RA they are sort of rebuilding, like being a little pregnant. This “rebuild” will take several years, and at that point Wright is 32-33, maybe 34-35. Which means he wasted nearly his whole career here.
The real problem here is that pom-pom fans are still puffing their chest that the Mets locked up Wright. To them that’s a huge move, shows that the team is serious, they locked up a “Home Grown Met”, and the face of the franchise. I say to all of that…WHAT GARBAGE. All that was, was a way to shut you up and keep you coming to Citi.
The funny thing is if they end up not trading RA we will here “Well we never really wanted to trade him to begin with, he is a big part of this franchise…blah blah blah”. More propaganda for the pom-pom’ers. The point is as of today they rather trade him then keep which tells me they are looking well beyond 2013 to put any kind of team on the field.
Every time you think this team hit an all time low in disregard for its fans or stupidity they come up with something that really takes it to a whole new level.
Trading them both or signing them both were they only two options in my opinion.