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Buster Olney's Wright rumors

Regarding David Wright in his insider column on June 2nd, Olney writes, "These negotiations may well be far more complicated, and problematic, than anticipated. Wright wants to win and the Mets may be a few years away from winning, and Wright's version of a fair offer may be different than that of the organization, which wants to invest in power hitting." He said something similar about the organization preferring power hitting over Wright in a earlier column last week. I don't understand several things here. Firstly, Wright's slugging percentage is currently .581. Maybe he's not a classic slugger a la Bonds or Ortiz, but that slugging percentage is hardly anything to scoff at. Second, the last time the organization went and got a power hitter, it was Jason Bay. Enough said. Third, doesn't any player want to "win?" The Mets are winning right now, so I don't get that comment at all. Buster does not name a source for any of this so-called "insider info" so I'm going to write it off as speculative bullshit on his part. Thoughts on this?

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