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    Quote Originally Posted by Blitzace137 View Post
    This is great. Wrights the one guy I want here for the rest of his career.
    Why ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by NY Sports Fan View Post
    Why ?
    Why not?

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    I would have preferred to trade him and basically start all over because unless Sandy has other moves up his sleeve we are still looking at a 75 win team with now a very expensive 3B.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Beltrans Mole View Post
    Why not?
    Because if you can better your team and God knows that the Mets need betterment, then anyone can be and should be traded.

    I think that Wright is a fine ball player and God bless him for getting everything that he can, but this , " he's the face of the franchise ", nonsense is just that...nonsense !!! Who cares ?

    I am not advocating trading David Wright unless you can better your team.

    I wish that the Mets had better players around him so Wright could really shine. Wright cannot or never will be able to carry this team, something that Carlos Delgado almost did a few years back. He is just not that kind of a player.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NY Sports Fan View Post
    Because if you can better your team and God knows that the Mets need betterment, then anyone can be and should be traded.

    I think that Wright is a fine ball player and God bless him for getting everything that he can, but this , " he's the face of the franchise ", nonsense is just that...nonsense !!! Who cares ?

    I am not advocating trading David Wright unless you can better your team.

    I wish that the Mets had better players around him so Wright could really shine. Wright cannot or never will be able to carry this team, something that Carlos Delgado almost did a few years back. He is just not that kind of a player.
    No one player can carry their team alone. This is not NBA or NFL.

    Wright is an elite 3rd baseman, and his value to the Mets goes beyond his salary or production on the field.

    What we need to do is make ourselves better now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by metsbulls1025 View Post
    Terry is going to ask Wright to be the official captain of the team.
    If he becomes Captain, the union will advise him to demand more $$$$.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sick Of It All View Post
    see I do not know how anybody can claim this? Reyes is married with kids and has his home in Long Island, wright is single and recently sold his ny pad because he spends most of his off season in Virginia. Reyes has done nothing for people to think he is unstable, he is just a flamboyant guy who shows his great smile when he is doing great.
    If you had a daughter, which on would you rather see her bring home????

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    Quote Originally Posted by jomota48 View Post
    If you had a daughter, which on would you rather see her bring home????
    Not knowing anything about them? many people would say the all american white guy over the latino with dreadlocks. To some they rather put a guy like Wright as the face of their franchise over a guy like Reyes, but as I said earlier, there is nothing that suggest that Wright is more stable than Reyes or that he deserved to be here more than Reyes. Both guys seem to have their heads in the right place and are 2 of baseball's good guys.

    These are 2 guys that should be playing together for a long time, 2 guys that are cornerstone players, 2 guys that an NY team should be able to have kept not only because they are excellent players and the each of them is one of the best at their position, but both guys seem to be all around good guys.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sick Of It All View Post
    Not knowing anything about them? many people would say the all american white guy over the latino with dreadlocks. To some they rather put a guy like Wright as the face of their franchise over a guy like Reyes, but as I said earlier, there is nothing that suggest that Wright is more stable than Reyes or that he deserved to be here more than Reyes. Both guys seem to have their heads in the right place and are 2 of baseball's good guys.

    These are 2 guys that should be playing together for a long time, 2 guys that are cornerstone players, 2 guys that an NY team should be able to have kept not only because they are excellent players and the each of them is one of the best at their position, but both guys seem to be all around good guys.
    I wish we would have kept Reyes. I loved watching him play. Can't say I'd invite him over to dinner. He looked creepy. But that's his right to do so. Never understood the gangsta subculture look. Never really understood the hippies either.

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    Well Jomota that is what happens when you get old.

    In the end both of these guys are good guys from what we know, obviously we do not know them personally, ut what we do know about them seems to be nothing but positive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NY Sports Fan View Post
    Because if you can better your team and God knows that the Mets need betterment, then anyone can be and should be traded.

    I think that Wright is a fine ball player and God bless him for getting everything that he can, but this , " he's the face of the franchise ", nonsense is just that...nonsense !!! Who cares ?

    I am not advocating trading David Wright unless you can better your team.

    I wish that the Mets had better players around him so Wright could really shine. Wright cannot or never will be able to carry this team, something that Carlos Delgado almost did a few years back. He is just not that kind of a player.
    No one player can really carry a team for a season.

    And I don't know what you are talking about with Delgado. He played 3 full years here.. he was good the first year...but so was the whole lineup, so he didn't really "carry" it. His second year in 2007, he mostly sucked. In 2008, which might be the year you are referring to, he did have that great second half...but that was after being terrible for most of the first half...so he didn't carry the team the whole year....and the great stretches and bad stretches is precisely what people complain about with Wright. If Delgado's second half of 2008 was "carrying the team" Wright's first half of 2012 certainly was too...and he had considerably less help than Deglado did.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Raspy44 View Post
    No one player can really carry a team for a season.

    And I don't know what you are talking about with Delgado. He played 3 full years here.. he was good the first year...but so was the whole lineup, so he didn't really "carry" it. His second year in 2007, he mostly sucked. In 2008, which might be the year you are referring to, he did have that great second half...but that was after being terrible for most of the first half...so he didn't carry the team the whole year....and the great stretches and bad stretches is precisely what people complain about with Wright. If Delgado's second half of 2008 was "carrying the team" Wright's first half of 2012 certainly was too...and he had considerably less help than Deglado did.
    Delgado more than anyone else on that team was a game changer. He practically carried the team on his shoulders for that second half in 2008.

    The Mets haven't had anything close to the impact hitter he was since he's been gone. David Wright, as much as I like him, doesnt come close.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fanofclendennon View Post
    Delgado more than anyone else on that team was a game changer. He practically carried the team on his shoulders for that second half in 2008.

    The Mets haven't had anything close to the impact hitter he was since he's been gone. David Wright, as much as I like him, doesnt come close.
    How about how he carried the Mets offense for the whole 1st half this year? Did we forget that he posted a line of .351/.441/.563/1.004 in the first half this year?

    ...and that was without guys like Reyes, Beltran and Wright around him, nobody was even close to that kind of production on the Mets and obviously the minute he stopped hitting at that pace the Mets stumbled.

    For the record here are the 2nd half numbers of those 4 guys in 2008

    Carlos Delgado .303/.386/.606/.991, 21 homers, and 63 RBI
    Carlos Beltran .307/.395/.534/.928, 12 homers and 46 RBI
    Jose Reyes .289/.345/.459/.804
    David Wright .330/.406/.582/.988, 16 homers, 54 RBI

    Funny how things are remembered, David Wright was just as productive as Delgado was the 2nd half of 2008. Heck, Beltran was pretty damn good himself too, sorry, but Delgado did not carried the offense on his shoulder on the second half of that year. He had some huge hits, but as always it was those 4 guys doing all the damage for the Mets while their pen imploded and staff went only 5 innings or so.

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    I will say that Delgado had the homer threat every time he had an at bat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fanofclendennon View Post
    Delgado more than anyone else on that team was a game changer. He practically carried the team on his shoulders for that second half in 2008.

    The Mets haven't had anything close to the impact hitter he was since he's been gone. David Wright, as much as I like him, doesnt come close.
    I'd take both Beltran and Wright over Delgado (in terms of their Mets production...Delgado did have some crazy big years in Toronto).

    Both Beltran and Wright were also great the second half of 2008. Delgado was amazing (in July and Sept at least)...but he didn't do it alone.

    Maybe Delgado was the most dominant when he was "on"...but he wasn't on enough

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