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  1. #16
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dugmet View Post
    It doesn't. Insurance is kicking in 75%.
    Chicken before the egg. He has to get hurt and spend a significant time on the DL first before they recoup that % of his salary. By that time, the only way for the Mets to acquire a 3rd baseman is in trade.

    His salary for 2018 is to be paid by the Mets at this point. The Wilpons aren't going to spend for another 3rd baseman if there is a chance they have to pay Wright next year and not the insurance company.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dugmet View Post
    It doesn't. Insurance is kicking in 75%.
    Citation please.


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    Quote Originally Posted by metswon69 View Post
    Chicken before the egg. He has to get hurt and spend a significant time on the DL first before they recoup that % of his salary. By that time, the only way for the Mets to acquire a 3rd baseman is in trade.

    His salary for 2018 is to be paid by the Mets at this point. The Wilpons aren't going to spend for another 3rd baseman if there is a chance they have to pay Wright next year and not the insurance company.
    60-day deductible which was met a long time ago. But it resets the second he gets placed back on the active roster which would have made it very expensive for the Mets to bring him back as a September call up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JoeGamer81 View Post
    I can't decide what's more sad -- this ignoble end to David's career, or the ****ing vultures on this forum who mock and deride him every step of the way.

    I hope he doesn't come back. Not because I don't want him here, but because none of you deserve him.
    I love David Wright and what he has done for this team. But he's been a complete non factor for years now and with his injuries piling up badly, it is incredibly unlikely he will ever be a major factor for the Mets again. It's just a sad fact of a great athlete whose body has broken down.

    The Mets need to move on at 3rd base, irrespective of what Wright can or cannot do to come back.

    Don't worry. He's got this.

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    Two years. He played a key role in 2015.

    I agree that the team should act as if he's not returning. But I also think fans should treat him better. Mocking him and telling him to go home already is just disgusting.

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    David Wright is confident he'll be back in 2018

    Well I certainly don't feel I'm knocking him by feeling strongly that he has little to no chance of being a real productive 3rd baseman ever again.

    He's a guy who I truly root for as hard as I root for anyone. A good person and a model athlete in so many ways.

    It's just realistically over for him. And even if it somehow isn't, it's time for the Mets to act as of it is.

    Don't worry. He's got this.

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    i think Wright retires by May 15, 2018.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dugmet View Post
    i think Wright retires by May 15, 2018.
    Well done Duggie.
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    The David Wright Solution

    Apologies for bumping this thread but i was chatting with a friend about the Mets David Wright dilemma -- how the Mets can't cut him because they'd be out the 75 percent insurance reimbursement of the remaining $47 million on his contract; and how Wright can't retire because then he'd be walking away from a boat load of cash. You know the score.

    He suggested what seemed to me a very likely scenario. Wright is owed $20 million next year, then $17 million in 2019 and another 10 million in 2020. It would make sense for him to hang around one more year and collect the $20 for next year and then split the remaining 27 mill with the team and the insurance company so that the Mets and the insurers pay Wright $9 each.

    Wright walks away with $18 mill instead of $27 but gets to leave gracefully. Mets pay $9 mill instead of the $6,250,000 they would had to pay Wright but they get a roster spot back.

    And of course, the big winner here is the insurance company that was on the hook for $20,750,000.

    Just seems like a win-win-win, no? Lol, easy for me to say. I'm not the guy walking away from $9 million.

    Thoughts?
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    Wright retires by May 15.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dugmet View Post
    Wright retires by May 15.
    2018, 19, or 20?
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    Quote Originally Posted by fanofclendennon View Post
    2018, 19, or 20?
    Imma go wit 2018.
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    I'll go with May 15, 2019.

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    My hope is that Wright is healthy enough to be our 1st baseman on most days. I think he can still produce if he can stay on the field. That way we can give Dom Smith more time in the minors.

    And while I'm comfortable with Cabrera at 3B, maybe signing a Moustakas makes more sense.

    CF-Nimmo (L)
    1B-Wright (R)
    RF-Conforto (L)
    LF-Cespedes (R)
    3B-Moustakas (L)
    2B-Flores (R)
    SS-Rosario (R)
    C-d'Arnaud (R)

    Bench: Cabrera, Reyes, Rivera, Lagares, Plawecki

    Sign Alex Cobb and our rotation looks like:

    Syndergaard, deGrom, Cobb, Lugo, and one of Harvey/Matz/Montero/Wheeler

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    I would rather have Frazier, you could get him for 2 years and he is better defensively.


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