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2013 will be the last year of David Wright's deal with the New York Mets, and if they're not in contention with the Braves and Nationals for first in the East by mid-season, expect New York General Manager Sandy Alderson to find a winning home for Flushing's golden boy.
Aramis Ramirez currently mans the hot corner in Milwaukee, but if the "For Sale" sign is hung around Wright's neck next season, it's no-holds-barred for Doug Melvin and the Brewers.
Brewers fans must be watering at the mouth at the thought of a lineup that includes Ryan Braun and David Wright—and their nearly 400 combined home runs, 1,400 RBI, and 280 stolen bases.
Wright picked a good year to put up his best-ever numbers in 2012. League-wide interest will undoubtedly be booming through the next calendar year if Wright isn't locked up long-term in New York, especially after a first half that had him in the MVP race, hitting up over .340 for months.
Melvin will need to break open the checkbook for Wright (CBSSports.com's Jon Heyman has speculated that Wright will be looking for around eight years and $160 million in his new deal), but a Wright-Braun duo would be the closest Milwaukee may get to recreating their Braun-Prince Fielder combo of the late 2000s—and their highest-profile pick-up since they acquired CC Sabathia in 2008 from Cleveland.
Making David Wright a Milwaukee Brewer for the rest of his career would likely be just the beginning of a World Series tradition in Milwaukee.