Found November 01, 2012 on
A day after the New York Mets exercised David Wright’s $16 million option for 2013, the rumors of movement towards a long term extension are already picking up. According to Andy Martino of the New York Daily News:
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Now that the Mets have exercised David Wright’s 2013 club option, the team and its signature player plan to intensify negotiations, discussing years and dollars as soon as this week, according to a person briefed on the process.
Mets officials are determined to conduct talks in private, and avoid leaks that could complicate efforts to retain their third baseman. But a well-placed source outside the front office expects discussions to accelerate immediately.”
Signing Wright to an extension is obviously the top priority for the Mets this offseason and I’m glad to see the front office treating the situation accordingly. I think that if the team can ink Wright to an extension it will then make a move to do the same with R.A. Dickey, who had his $5 million 2013 option picked up yesterday as well. Dickey has made it clear that the team will need to show him that it at least has an eye towards winning now as well as the future and I’m sure that same sales pitch needs to be given to Wright.
It’s going to be an interesting month of November and with any luck the Mets can get Wright and Dickey signed, which could open the door up for them bring on other free agents who may currently look at the team as one with a thin wallet and a ‘win later’ attitude.
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The New York Mets picked up David Wright’s $16 million club option for the 2013 season but it begs the question: why not sign him to a long term extension? It’s fairly clear that Wright is the best batter in the lineup and the most important player on the team. He’s a foundational piece that the Mets can build around.
However, the detractors suggest that the Mets simply aren’t...
Jon Heyman of CBS Sports reports the Mets and David Wright are in negotiations on a long-term deal, but assuming no multi-year deal can be completed by Wednesday, the Mets will pick up his $16-million option.
The Mets and Wright are thought to have made a bit of progress in multiyear talks, though negotiations were said to be “slow” by some. Mets ownership...
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Just this morning Andy Martino of the Daily News published an article suggesting that “Now that the Mets have exercised David Wright’s 2013 club option, the team and its signature player plan to intensify negotiations, discussing years and dollars as soon as this week, according to a person briefed on the process.” Mets fans were left to breathe...
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ESPN’s Jim Bowden presented five potential trades for David Wright if the Mets are unable to work out an extension, stating that the negotiations so far have been “slow and grinding.”
Hold up for a minute.
Let’s all be a little bit more patient with all this. The World Series ended less than four days ago.
Of course, there’s also a sense of urgency when negotiating with...
Updated 10/30 7:00 PM
It’s official. The Mets have announced that they have exercised the 2013 options for David Wright ($16MM) and R.A. Dickey ($5MM).
The Mets had until tomorrow to execute their option on Wright and until Friday to execute their option on Dickey.
Updated 10/30 2:00 PM
Jon Heyman of CBS Sports reports the Mets and David Wright are in negotiations on a long...
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The New York Mets picked up their 2013 contract options on third baseman David Wright and right-hander R.A. Dickey, Fox Sports reported. The moves were widely expected, and the team likely will continue to negotiate with the two key players in an attempt to keep them beyond next season. Wright, 29, will make $16 million in 2013, while Dickey, 38, will earn $5 million. Both would...
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