The Mets announced that David Wright will have a new position as a Special Advisor to both GM Brodie Van Wagenen and to Jeff Wilpon. The captain already got a taste of front office work when the general manager invited Wright to join him in Las Vegas for the Winter Meetings. At the time, Van Wagenen stated that he wanted to get insight from a player perspective and he believed that Wright was the perfect person to do that.
For his part, Wright spoke about how he enjoyed that aspect of game, and it now appears that he will have an official position within the organization to continue to lend his knowledge to the front office.
Before any move could be made, a contract settlement had to be reached between Wright and the club and as stated in the tweet from the official Twitter account, they agreed to a mutual release from the roster which officially ends Wright’s time in a Mets uniform.
While the ending of his playing career came far sooner than anyone expected, bringing Wright into the front office is definitely a positive bit of news. Considering the amount of time Wright has spent within the organization, and the love and loyalty he has repeatedly demonstrated to the Mets, his voice should be a welcome addition to a front office that currently has a rookie GM at the helm.