Well, that's not really true. But he did sort of call him silly by association. Read Buster Olney's take on the Mets situation and in particular all that's wrong with Mr Wright. (is a sentence like that simply awful writing or creative genius?).. Here's Buster
So there might be one tangible thing the Mets need to fix: They need to get David Wright … well, right. They need to help him work through his apparent anxiety in high-pressure situations. Big-picture: The Mets didn't make the playoffs because of their bullpen failures, as Jack Curry writes, but over the weekend, they mustered a total of five runs, and Wright had a whole lot to do with that. He cares so deeply that he puts enormous pressure on himself, and this trait seems to wreck him in big spots. He seems to leap at the ball when he's trying to hit with the game on the line. They need to address this.
I don't know how they do it. Maybe they get Wright to start talking to a sports psychologist, someone who might get the kind of help that has aided John Smoltz and Matt Garza and others. Wright is a cornerstone player who will be an MVP candidate in most years of his career, so the notion of trading him is silly. But they have to help him find a way to relax -- and if the team's best player relaxes, this will, in turn, take pressure off the rest of the team.
YOU SEE.. Buster said that the notion of trading Wright is silly. Mike thinks the Mets should trade Wright. So essentially Buster called Mike silly.
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