Fred: Wright a superstar 'right now'

David Wright

David Wright

#5 3B
New York Mets

2012 STATS

  • GM33
  • HR4

  • RBI21

  • R25

  • OBP.497

  • AVG.408

Fred Wilpon told reporters at City Hall on Wednesday morning that David Wright "is playing like a superstar right now."

Wilpon had made unkind remarks toward Wright in a magazine piece last year, saying of Wright: "Really good kid. A very good player. Not a superstar."

It's now highly likely that Wright, who is under the team's control through 2013, ultimately will remain with the organization long term.

Earlier, Wilpon told CBSSports.com's Jon Heyman about Wright staying long term: "I hope that happens." He called the third baseman "a great kid and a great player."