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David Wright to the Phillies? Please God, no!

According to MetsBlog, the Phillies like David Wright. Well, so do the Rockies.

At least if he were on the Rockies, we wouldn’t have to face him 18 times a year.

According to Jayson Stark, the Phillies might be looking for an upgrade at third, but Wright (in the worst season of his career) might not be much of an upgrade over Placido Polanco. Polanco hit .277 with 19 extra base hits and 50 RBI this season in 122 games.

In 102 games, Wright had a .254 average, 38 extra base hits and 61 RBI.

The rumor that’s being discussed in Philadelphia is Wright for Dom Brown and Vance Worley. According to Stark, there’s no way that the talks could be so far down the line.

Wright is owed $15 million in 2012 while Polanco is owed $6.25 million. Wright’s 2013 $16 million option becomes void if he is traded to another team.

The thing is, I see Wright on the 2012 Opening Day roster. If the Mets are still contending at the trade deadline, I don’t see the team swapping him at that time either. If the Mets are playing for dignity, I could see a swap to save money.

But I was going to trade David Wright, I wouldn’t be stupid enough to trade him to a division rival. I’d be okay if he went to any other team in any other division. Ideally for me, he would be in the American League…or on the Rockies.

David Wright is still the face of this team. I think if the Mets are seriously considering slashing their payroll by swapping Wright, then they need to weigh their options and the consequences of each potential swap. I would make a demand and not settle for any less. Because if the Mets are going to swap Wright, they’re gonna have to get a helluva lot to smooth things over with the fans.


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