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5 Teams That Are the New York Mets' Biggest Threats to Losing David Wright
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"I don't know. I've never thought about putting on a different uniform. Hopefully that never happens. But you never know what the future holds."

That is the response of lifelong New York Met David Wright (via ESPN's Adam Rubin) when prodded about what he believes will become of his future with the organization.

The Mets have a team option for Wright in 2013. Whether he will be re-signed before the option is exercised remains a mystery, but Wright has relentlessly claimed that he has no interest in negotiating with the front office midseason.

If GM Sandy Alderson chooses to exercise the option on Wright through next season, and the two parties can't work a new deal out before the start of the year, then the Mets will likely have to go through the "Jose Reyes Process."

One of two things is going to happen following the 2013 season: Wright is going to remain in a Mets uniform for what will probably be the better part of the next decade. Or, Wright is going to play for another major league team.

While the latter is one of the more uncomfortable things that a Mets fan could think about, it is certainly a possibility. With Alderson's penny pinching propensity and the lack of funds the organization has, Wright may be halfway across the country come opening day 2014.

Here's to hoping that doesn't happen. Still, though, fans must prepare for the worst. Here you can find the five teams that are the Mets' biggest threats to retaining Wright.

(Disclaimer: Most teams are listed due to pure speculation)

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