David Wright rumors: What is in future For Mets' third baseman?

Jose Reyes is gone and things are changing with the Mets. Wright is now their biggest star. What will happen to him?

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Mets see David Wright as 'The Franchise: Part II'

Team officials hopeful David Wright can take over for Tom Seaver as the face of the franchise.

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David Wright Hopeful For New York Mets Extension

In a few months, the New York Mets and David Wright will have a small window to negotiate a long-term contract that would keep the third baseman in Queens for the remainder of his career. And according to Wright, he's hopeful the two sides can reach a deal without any hiccups.

"I'm extremely optimistic,'' Wright said in this blog post by CBS Sports' Jon Heyman. "I've really enjoyed it here.''

In the blog post, Heyman makes a pitch aimed at New York owner Fred Wilpon to pay Wright the necessary money to keep the the six-time All Star in a Mets' uniform. The price, thinks Heyman, will be about $160 million for eight years. Though, that price could be less considering Wright admits he really loves playing for the organization.

"There's not a single complaint that I have,'' Wright said. "(The Mets) drafted me as a kid. They developed me. They've given me an opportunity to make a living playing a game. There's a tremendous amount of mutual respect. They've gone above and beyond.''

For more on the Mets possible offseason moves, check out the SB Nation blog Amazin' Avenue.

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David Wright Trade Rumors: Should He Stay Or Should He Go?

With Jose Reyes in Miami with the Marlins and the New York Mets remaining in murky financial waters, could star third baseman David Wright be headed out of town?

A published report indicates that the Mets are “stepping up their attepts” to find a taker for Wright and his $15 million per year annual salary.

New York Baseball Digest says the Mets could be willing to put Wright in a deal with the Colorado Rockies that would net them second baseman Eric Young Jr. and other considerations.

Howard Megdal of Capital New York makes the case that the Mets should not trade Wright by trying to argue that Wright is “shaping up to be one of the greatest third basemen ever.”

I’m not sure I buy Megdal’s assertion that Wright is en route to a historic career. I am, however, pretty sure I agree with him that trading Wright is not the answer to the Mets problems.

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David Wright To The New York Yankees? NY Post Lays Out Intriguing Scenario

New York Mets general manager Sandy Alderson admitted earlier this off-season that he would be willing to discuss trading star third baseman David Wright, now the most recognizable Met with Jose Reyes having fled to the Miami Marlins via free agency. The New York Post's Kevin Kernan, in fact, is suggesting that trading Wright would be the best choice for the Mets.

Part of Kernan's reasoning has to do with Reyes and the fact that the franchise just lost one of its two superstars without getting anything in return. Part of it also has to do with the New York Yankees -- a team Kernan sees as a great fit for the soon-to-be 29-year-old third baseman. 

Kernan points out that a trade would bring much-needed young prospects to the Mets, and that it would also benefit Wright. A deal would enable him to void the final year of his contract and become a free agent after the 2012 season, a scenario which puts the Yankees in play.

As Kernan points out, Alex Rodriguez will need to move to full-time designated hitter duties eventually and Wright would be a terrific option as a replacement.

What would you do with Wright this off-season if you were Alderson, Mets fans? As for Yankees fans, does the prospect of Wright inheriting third base from Rodriguez sound like a good idea to you?

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