The MLB season is heading to the 'Dog Days of Summer' and several teams that are in playoff contention will be looking to make trades to stay in contention for this year's playoffs.
The NY Mets have been in turmoil for the last couple seasons and changes are bound to be coming to 'the other team' in New York. Of late, third baseman David Wright has been mentioned in several of these trade rumors.
Wright has been a New York Mets fixture, but the team's struggles and the inconsistent play of Wright since the move to the new ballpark, has many experts thinking his time has come to move on to a new team.
One team that has found itself in contention and in need of another bat is the Seattle Mariners. Seattle has a hitter-friendly ball park and the team has some quality pitching it could trade in return. The biggest problem could be the demand of a long-term contract by Wright, but if Seattle truly wants to make the playoffs this year, their front office will need to make some moves.
Colorado was thought to have a very good prospect in Ian Stewart, but he has struggled and now finds himself back in Triple-A. Colorado has plenty of good young talent, but another veteran to go along with Todd Helton could make this team a playoff contender this season.
Wright would be a nice fit on a team that has some bats to protect him in the 3-5 slot. He has struggled of late in New York because of the lack of talent around him. The Mets have a large payroll that will just become larger if Wright is kept on the team, so look for the team to make a move before next month's MLB trade deadline.