Free agency has barely begun, but David Wright has already started his second job.

The Mets third baseman said he has been talking to players who might be interested in coming to Queens and knows he has some convincing to do, but it’s not about the team’s finances.

“I don’t think players are concerned about the financial situation,” Wright said by phone Saturday. “From their perspective, they want to know if we have a chance to win. We haven’t really given ourselves a chance the last few years.”

Though the Mets haven’t been players in recent offseasons, Wright is confident that will change after talking to general manager Sandy Alderson, who has acknowledged the team has more spending flexibility than at any point during his tenure.

With players such as Shin-Soo Choo, Jhonny Peralta, Bronson Arroyo among those available, the Mets finally could become players in the market again.

“It seems like there’s been more action, even just in the last week,” Wright said. “I’ve talked to a few players, but I expect I’ll do more of it as we have a better idea of who we’re going after. Players have called me. Sandy’s probably tired of hearing from me, but I told him he can lean on me to do whatever he needs.”

It won’t be easy, since the Mets haven’t finished above .500 since 2008.