The recent report that the Mets may try to trade David Wright and keep Jose Reyes has caught many people off guard. I think it's time for Wright and the Mets to part ways. I also believe keeping Reyes is crucial for the Mets.
Wright's stock is certainly down, though, as his strikeouts are up and his whole hitting approach has seemed to crumble over the past three years. At the same time, third base remains a premium position in the majors, and Wright is without a doubt one of the top five players at the position.
Also, the deterioration of Wright's hitting may be attributable to Citi Field, and the Mets are sure to find some trading partners that feel Wright needs a simple change of scenery to return to his old form.
The following slideshow identifies five trade possibilities that don't punish the Mets for selling low on Wright and getting a return that more closely reflects Wright's value.
A quick note: The Detroit Tigers and Chicago White Sox are two teams that may be interested in Wright, but it's hard to pinpoint the right package either team could provide the Mets to facilitate the exchange.