Anthony DiComo of Mets.com says that we may be looking at the end of the Mets Dynamic Duo, Jose Reyes and David Wright, and the possibility that they may not even last the season together is very real and distinct.
But now, nearly 10 years after their first encounter, the left side of the infield seems destined to split. Wright is under contract in New York for two more years with an option for a third, while Reyes can be a free agent at season’s end. Even if the shortstop wants to return, the Mets may not have the means to retain him.
For one of this generation’s most exciting, talented and complementary tandems, the end may be drawing near.
It’s going to be tough to see these two Mets cornerstones playing in different cities and torn asunder before their 29th birthdays. But the financial strain of keeping Reyes and then trying to lock up Wright soon after, may soon hasten their their doom as the left side of the Mets infield.
“I’ve never looked over to my left and seen anybody else there,” Wright said. “I would hope that that’s not the case.”
Not long after Wright offered those words, Reyes walked over to their mutual corner of the spring clubhouse and the two exchanged their usual banter.
“I can’t imagine playing with another third baseman,” Reyes said later, after Wright was out of earshot. “I don’t want to even think about that.”
I don’t even want to think about it either.