Originally posted on MetsZilla  |  Last updated 5/13/12

According to Brian Costa of the Wall Street Journal, the New York Mets are preparing to offer a long term contract to third baseman David Wright:

The team is quietly preparing to offer third baseman David Wright a long-term contract extension at some point later this year—perhaps as soon as this summer—according to a baseball official briefed on the Mets’ thinking.

The Mets hold a $16 million option to retain Wright for 2013, so there is no urgency for them to begin discussing an extension with his representatives. But they are likely to do so before next winter, the official said, because if they cannot reach an agreement, the Mets would have to consider trading him in the offseason.”

Costa goes on to say, “general manager Sandy Alderson is still assessing Wright’s long-term value and no decision has been made on either the terms or the timing of any offer.”  Though it has become increasingly likely Wright “will remain a Met for years to come.”

For Mets fans — or at least this Mets fan — this is extremely good news.  Wright has been the face of the franchise for so long that it would not only seem weird, it would just be wrong to see him in another uniform.  One of the many reasons why the Mets should work out a contract with Wright is to finally have a home grown — fan favorite — play his entire career with the club. And, of course, he’s pretty awesome at baseball. #extendtheman

 

 

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