Regardless of how he plays, he's a guy who will help lead the team. I expect him to age like Scott Rolen. Unless something drastic happens or he has a major injury, I suspect he will still be a very productive player at 33.
Wright's decline should begin to show around 37 IMO...
It'll be before then. Look at his best years, they're years ago already. He had a great four year stretch (05 thru 08), he hasn't put those numbers up since apart from 10. And even in '10 his OPS was done from those 4 great years.
He'll never put four years that good together again either.
He's probably got 4 or at most 5 good years left before decline. You could argue that strictly on numbers he's been in in 'decline' since 2008, since his peak years were that stretch some years ago.
Offense is down around baseball, so Wright this year was just about as good as he was in 2005-2008.
The Reds are loaded in the outfield, so I believe they would trade Drew Stubbs, who at 28 is still young enough with upside. he gives us a center fielder, power and speed. I would dangle Dickey:facepalm: yeah I said that, for Mr Stubbs, and sign Melky
Trade Niese, Familia, Nieuwenhuis for Upton. Trade Dickey for Olt, etc. Trade Wright for a blue chip top 10 starting pitcher who's major league ready.
Olt plays left field, Upton plays right, Flores comes up in July to play third.
Santana, Harvey, Wheeler, Blue Chip Prospect, Gee.
Tejada, Murphy, Upton, Davis, Olt, Flores, Valdespin, Shoppach/Flowers, pitcher
Or am I insane?
Drew Stubbs is better than you give him credit for, also the Reds are loaded with relief pitching, so any trade involving Dickey for Stubbs would have to include more coming our way obviously, but I'll take a guy who can hit 20 homeruns and steal 40 bases and play centerfield.
I mean I'd take him for change of scenery, but I'm not dealing Dickey for him. That's crazy.