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Mets keep remaining credibility intact

Amazin's had no choice but to give non-superstar David Wright a superstar deal

Updated: November 30, 2012, 9:29 PM ET
By Ian O'Connor | ESPNNewYork.com

In the dead of night, a time and place when the New York Mets are usually up to no good, they held fast to the tattered remains of their credibility. They threw nearly $140 million at David Wright, another Mr. Met minus the oversized head.

The franchise had no choice here, even if it remained in the early hours of recovery from the Bernie Madoff meltdown, and even if it still believes the third baseman is a complementary star rather than a franchise maker, a Pippen rather than ...

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