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The New York Mets have picked up the contract options for All-Stars David Wright and R.A. Dickey.
The Mets said Wednesday they were not planning to make an official announcement of the moves that were really just a formality. General manager Sandy Alderson has said signing the two players to long-term deals is his top priority this offseason.
Wright, the Mets' third baseman since 2004, will make $16 million next season. A strong contender for the NL Cy Young Award, Dickey's deal will pay him $5 million.
Wright will be 30 on Dec. 20 and he already holds several of the Mets' all-time batting records. He hit .306 with 93 RBIs for New York, which went 74-88 last year.
Dickey, a 37-year-old knuckleballer, had career bests with 20 wins, a 2.73 ERA and 230 strikeouts.
The Mets also said a fundraiser for longtime team employee Shannon Forde has been postponed from Nov. 1 to Nov. 29 because of the effects of Superstorm Sandy. Forde, a mother of two, has been diagnosed with Stage 4 breast cancer.
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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...
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...
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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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...
At seasons end Dickey called he and Wright a “package deal”. He is right, they should be.
Obviously I am not David Wright, but if I were I would wait until I saw some improvements to the current ballclub before signing any extension Lately we have been hearing about the Mets quest to make David a “Met for life”. David may have grown up a Mets fan, but that does not mean...
It’s a foregone conclusion that the Mets will exercise the $5 million dollar team option on R.A. Dickey sometime in the next 2-3 days. Then there’s the matter of extension talks which Sandy Alderson said would be a top priority.
The question is how many years is too many years?
A two year extension would make Dickey a Met through the 2015 season when he will be 40 years old....
David Wright experienced a resurgence of sorts in 2012. After four straight outstanding offense seasons, Wright’s offensive production dipped significantly in 2009 — from a 141 wRC+ to 125. In 2011, Wright’s wRC+ declined all the way to 116.
But this year, the old David Wright reappeared and the 29-year-old third basemen posted a 140 wRC+. The Mets, encouraged by Wright’s...
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...
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...
The New York Mets pickup options on both 3B David Wright (16 million) and SP R.A. Dickey (5 million), keeping those two for at least next season.
Mets GM Sandy Alderson will try to sign both of them to new contract extensions and hopefully keep both of them in the near future.
Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com reports that the Mets and David Wright were talking about getting a new contract...
Should Sandy Alderson trade or extend two of the Mets` most valuable assets?
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For the most part, Mets fans were pleasantly surprised with the production of the Mets pitching staff in 2012. The bullpen kept us on the edge of our seats the majority of the season, but the starters were one of the bright spots for the Mets. None shone brighter than the ace of the staff, RA Dickey. Some injuries prevented the Mets starting rotation from reaching its full...
The 2012 regular season was another disappointment for the New York Mets, who went 74-88 and did not even have a chance of entering the post season. They had plenty of things wrong with their play throughout the season, most notably their terrible offense and lack of overall depth. They will need to fix these as well as some contract issues if they want to have...