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-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 wants talks kept under wraps, so it’s hard to know specifics.
Both sides have expressed hope a deal can be done to make Wright a Met for life. The Mets were said willing to start at about $100 million.
Per the language in Wright’s contract, the Mets have until tomorrow to exercise his option for 2013.
Original Post 10/29
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