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Alderson unlikely to shop Wright this winter

Alderson unlikely to shop Wright this winter

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Alderson unlikely to shop Wright this winter
NEW YORK -- The Mets could look to trade third baseman David Wright this winter. Their general manager just does not see it happening.

"Do I think he'll be a Met next year?" Sandy Alderson said Monday. "Yes."

Though Alderson is not opposed to the idea trading any player, the Mets' financial constraints and Wright's declining efficiency -- his cost vs. production -- make it unlikely that he will shop his starting third baseman to any great extent this winter.

Rumors have abounded all year that finances may prevent the Mets from retaining both Wright and free-agent shortstop Jose Reyes. But Wright's $16 million team option for 2013 would become void if the Mets deal him to another team, drastically limiting his trade value. Given that, along with Wright's overall decrease in value and his importance as a marketing symbol in New York, and it appears much more likely that the franchise will retain him at least through next season.

Wright hit .255 with 14 home runs this season, missing more than two months with a stress fracture in his lower back.

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