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David Wright talks about his future with the Mets

David Wright #5 of the New York Mets

David Wright #5 of the New York Mets celebrates with his teammates after defeating the Miami Marlins at Citi Field. (April 24, 2012) Credit: Jim McIsaac

David Wright spoke with Alanna Rizzo from MLB Network on Monday night's "MLB Tonight" about his future with the Mets, the team's success in 2006 and Gary Carter.

Wright said he "hopes" to be with the Mets two years from now. The team holds a $16 million option on Wright for 2013.

"I'd love to get this thing turned around and headed in the right direction and I think we've done that, taking that first step," Wright said.

Touching on the electricity in 2006, Wright said, "The atmosphere here was incredible . . . Running out on the field for the first time, looking up in the upper deck at Shea and literally seeing it rock, I was like, 'Man, this is [it], doesn't get any better than this.'"

Wright also talked about his relationship with Carter, saying he was "star struck" when he met Carter as an 18-year-old.

"You have a Hall of Famer and a World Series champion that's helping an 18-year-old, teach[ing] him how to be a leader," Wright said. "Up until he passed, he would call once a month, twice a month and just want to talk baseball."


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