Last year, Mets owner Fred Wilpon called David Wright: ”A really good kid. A very good player. Not a superstar.”
That was when Wright was struggling and before it was learned he played a month with a small fracture in his back.
Now healthy and stroking line drives at a near .400 clip, Wilpon said this morning Wright was “playing like a superstar.”
Wilpon made his comments this morning at City Hall with the announcement the Mets would host the 2013 All-Star Game.
It is becoming more and more likely that if Wright plays in the game, he will do so representing the Mets.
The organization still faces a mountain of debt, but stung over the criticism of not making an offer to Jose Reyes – they should have just for show – losing Wright would be a serious public relations flop.