Fred: Wright a superstar 'right now'

May, 16, 2012
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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."
Adam Rubin has covered the Mets since 2003. He's a graduate of Mepham High School on Long Island and the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He joined ESPNNewYork after spending 10 years at the New York Daily News.
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