Excuse us while we search high and low for the reason the Mets haven't yet offered David Wright a long-term contract. So far, we can't find it.
Haven't the Wilpons learned their lesson from the Jose Reyes fiasco? Haven't they figured out that Wright, even more so than his former wingman, is essential to the franchise's legitimacy?
The Wall Street Journal recently reported that a contract is indeed in the formative stages - that Wright will have a commitment by the offseason, possibly by summer's end. That sounds about right, since Fred Wilpon was calling Wright a "superstar" at the press conference to announce the Mets' hosting of the 2013 All-Star Game.
Still, you have to wonder why the process has taken even this long. Wright has satisfied every criteria for the security he deserves, including a bang-up performance so far in 2012, the year the Mets are supposed to be fighting for relevancy. They emerged from the Madoff scandal as no one's idea of a contender, not even for the s...