Will the Mets trade David Wright this season? They need to go into deep rebuild mode, and players like Wright and Santana can only help them get more players in return. Maybe Wright to Toronto?
The Mets already have some talented young players so I don't see why they need to be in a deep rebuilding mode. That doesn't mean they don't need good prospects and especially good starting pitching. If the Mets offer Wright a long term deal (which I think they will) I see him staying.
It's not like the Reyes situation. David Wright means more to the Mets as their franchise player than Jose Reyes did and I think the Mets will try to make every effort to keep him.
The Mets have NO EXCUSE to get rid of Wright. In retrospect he is what Jeter is to the Yankees. He is the face of the franchise and is what everyone associates the Mets with. Plus, the Mets settled with Madoff and extended Niese, so they have the money now.
Man, been a tough going for the Rays after sweeping the Yankees, but Shields got 'em back on track tonight after killing Boston. Is there a tougher opening schedule than the Rays' though? 3 vs. the Yankees, 3 @ Detroit then 4 @ Boston? Possibly 3 of the top 5 teams in the MLB.
Rarely am I glad to live in Kansas City, but watching Verlander pitch a complete game was an incredible treat. We were really nervous when it looked like Valverde would come in for the ninth, but we still got our customary intense ending. Throwing in the 100's at the end of your complete game victory is fucking bananas.
I really hope the Cubs pull their heads out of their asses tonight. I would love to see a win against JJ and the Marlins. Sveum needs to start beating some sense into them and show he isn't going to stand for the losing.
The Cubs starting pitching has been great so far this year (aside from Paul Maholm), but the bullpen and lack of offense has killed them. Dempster has had 3 great starts so far and they have only scored 3 runs for him. It is depressing to watch them right now even though I knew they wouldn't be that good this year.