David Wright was hot in the first half of the season, but has struggled as of late, leading some to suggest that the Mets should simply pick up the option in his contract for 2013 rather than sign him to a long-term extension.
He hit at least .340 with an on-base percentage of .426 in April, May and June.
In July, August and September, he has hit below .300 with an on-base percentage around his early-season average.
"Since July 1st, Wright has basically been the exact same hitter he was last year, which was the worst season of his career," writes Dave Cameron of FanGraphs.
"Wright turns 30 a few days before Christmas, so any kind of long term contract is going to carry the Mets well into his decline years, and if they're going to make that kind of commitment, they have to know that they're going to get some real production in the short term to justify paying significant salaries when he’s in his mid-30s."
Via Dave Cameron/FanGraphs
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