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New York Mets: Why They Need to Get David Wright Signed Long Term

NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 11: David Wright #5 of the New York Mets hits an RBI single in the eight inning against the Atlanta Braves at Citi Field on August 11, 2012 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City.  (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)
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Zak SchmollAnalyst ISeptember 5, 2012

David Wright really wants to remain a member of the New York Mets, and he is entirely open to signing a long-term deal with the franchise over the winter, according to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports.

Through reading the aforementioned article, you can find a few quotes that really illustrate how much Wright wants to remain with the Mets for the rest of his career:

There's not a single complaint that I have. (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.

My favorite player was Cal Ripken. The biggest reason for that was, I like that he stayed.

While I definitely understand that no potential contract is guaranteed, this one needs to happen. The New York Mets must recognize the immense value that Wright brings to the franchise.

Not only is he one of the best players in baseball at one of the most shallow positions in the game, but, like Wright himself said, he has been a Met his entire career.

The fans have gotten attached to the talented third baseman, and from a marketing perspective, letting him leave would be devastating for the fanbase.

After Wright himself said that he is entirely open to negotiating and making it work with the Mets, if something doesn't work out, the Mets organization would bear most of the blame.

David Wright should be a productive baseball player for a very long time, and if everyone is practical, it should be in a New York Mets uniform.

 

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