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 Post subject: What does it mean if David Wright retires?
PostPosted: Wed Aug 30, 2017 10:09 pm 
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Other than the fact the Mets won't have him on the roster. Financially, what does it mean for New York's offseason if Wright decides to hang it up?


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 Post subject: Re: What does it mean if David Wright retires?
PostPosted: Wed Aug 30, 2017 11:03 pm 
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It means I will be very sad.

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 Post subject: Re: What does it mean if David Wright retires?
PostPosted: Wed Aug 30, 2017 11:06 pm 
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Couldn't this just go in the other Wright thread?

Obviously it would free up payroll for the Mets who basically have to budget DW's $20 million every offseason. Whether they actually spend said payroll is another story.


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 Post subject: Re: What does it mean if David Wright retires?
PostPosted: Wed Aug 30, 2017 11:57 pm 
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It's unclear if it would free up payroll. I'm guessing insurance pays about 80% of Wright's contract and if he's forced to retire for medical reasons, I would think that would still apply.

The remaining 20% would probably be either covered by the Wilpons or maybe shared. My guess (and that's all it is), is that the finances won't be effected. The only way the finances will be affected is if Wright becomes healthy and the insurance money stops.

If he retires, it would open up a roster spot. I think that's basically the effect.

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 Post subject: Re: What does it mean if David Wright retires?
PostPosted: Thu Aug 31, 2017 8:44 am 
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It means closure for everyone. Wright, his family, the team, the fans...

Closure has a lot of value.


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 Post subject: Re: What does it mean if David Wright retires?
PostPosted: Thu Aug 31, 2017 9:03 am 
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It will mean that the world as we know it has ceased to exist!

C'mon, we all know this is going to play out at least another two years, which is how much longer they have control of Wilmer. Meantime we're going to play will he, won't he with Wright.

In an ideal situation Wright retires in October, the Mets pay the portion of his salary not covered by insurance, spread out over a few years. They sign Moose, and trade Wilmer as part of a package for a veteran starter. TJR doesn't need TJS and blossoms as the everyday 2B. I think the chances of any of these three scenarios is slim.


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 Post subject: Re: What does it mean if David Wright retires?
PostPosted: Thu Aug 31, 2017 9:43 am 
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It means I will be very sad.


This. :cry:


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 Post subject: Re: What does it mean if David Wright retires?
PostPosted: Thu Aug 31, 2017 11:48 pm 
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I don't understand how if he retires the Mets are still on the hook for the money. I know the contracts are guaranteed but something doesn't seem kosher about that. Whats to stop a player like Stanton from just retiring after signing a huge deal and essentially bankrupting the Marlins? The reason I bring this up is because another poster mentioned that when Prince Fielder retired the Rangers had to pay him every dime.


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 Post subject: Re: What does it mean if David Wright retires?
PostPosted: Fri Sep 01, 2017 12:59 am 
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MetsWhiz93 wrote:
Other than the fact the Mets won't have him on the roster. Financially, what does it mean for New York's offseason if Wright decides to hang it up?

Nothing. Theyd still owe him the remainder of his contract, assuming he retires due to injury.

Sources: the CBA, the Prince Fielder situation


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 Post subject: Re: What does it mean if David Wright retires?
PostPosted: Fri Sep 01, 2017 1:12 am 
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I don't understand how if he retires the Mets are still on the hook for the money. I know the contracts are guaranteed but something doesn't seem kosher about that. Whats to stop a player like Stanton from just retiring after signing a huge deal and essentially bankrupting the Marlins? The reason I bring this up is because another poster mentioned that when Prince Fielder retired the Rangers had to pay him every dime.

Wright would be retiring due to injury, not bc he decided to walk away from his contract. Every ML contract is gteed and payable if a player cannot perform due to injury. The Mets have insurance that will reimburse them most of the Wright $ in this case.

If a player just decides not to honor his contract then he won't get paid. This is rare but it has happened (Gil Meche).


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 Post subject: Re: What does it mean if David Wright retires?
PostPosted: Fri Sep 01, 2017 8:22 am 
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ilikeike29 wrote:
MetsWhiz93 wrote:
Other than the fact the Mets won't have him on the roster. Financially, what does it mean for New York's offseason if Wright decides to hang it up?

Nothing. Theyd still owe him the remainder of his contract, assuming he retires due to injury.

Sources: the CBA, the Prince Fielder situation


I don't think prince fielder is officially retired. I believe the rangers need to give him a 40 man spot every offseason and then immediately put him on the 60 day DL when the season begins till his contract runs out.


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 Post subject: Re: What does it mean if David Wright retires?
PostPosted: Fri Sep 01, 2017 8:47 am 
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I'm sorry, I think its really a bad look to continue a charade about coming back if you know you can't, just to collect the money. Whomever the player is, they didn't earn that money. Its a mark on the type of person they are imo, especially if they've already collected over $100m in salary over their careers. Johan comes to mind with this as well. Have some honor for petes sake.

Guys like Cuddyer and Meche are a rare breed apparently. Those a honorable individuals.

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