But what about the cross-town Mets, the team Rodriguez grew up cheering for? At least one notable Met would welcome A-Rod with open arms. From Bob Klapisch in the Bergen Record:
The idea of A-Rod crossing enemy lines has strong support from none other than David Wright – who says he'd give up his position to make room for the Yankee third baseman.If the Mets ownership stepped up to the plate and offered the $25 million per season A-Rod would likely command, Klapisch thinks Wright would have to move to left field, while the fans at MetsBlog suggest a switch to second base might make more sense. Either way, were it to happen the Mets would undeniably have one of the most fearsome lineups in all of baseball, not to mention one of the most intriguing storylines of 2008.
"Are you kidding me? As great a hitter as Alex is, I'd definitely do it," Wright said. "Tell him to come over, tell him to do it." ...
When told of Wright's comments by Record beat writer Pete Caldera, Rodriguez seemed stunned.
"Did he really say that?" A-Rod said of Wright. "Wow, tell him I'm flattered."