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David Wright is the face of the New York Mets' franchise. There aren't many people who would dispute that. He has given that team everything and done so for a reasonable salary. Now, he could be due for a huge payday. However, the team and Wright will have to get past a snag in the contract to get the deal done.
Yesterday, news broke that the Mets and Wright were on the verge of a mega-contract. The team was looking to extend their third baseman through the 2020 season and was to be worth between $135-140 million. However, according to Mike Puma of the New York Post, the deal hit a snag on deferred dollars. Wright's agent, Seth Levinson, spoke yesterday and said a deal was not close.
“We don’t anticipate a deal any time soon,” Levinson told MLB Trade Rumors.
Puma says sources have said the problem with the proposed contract is the amount of deferred money owed to Wright. In a deferred money situation, the player will continue being paid after his contract is over, but over course the longer the payments are deferred, the less present day value that money has.
Wright and the Mets will likely get a deal worked out, it's just a matter of time. New York has shown they are committed to keeping him long-term. Wright would be a free agent after the 2013 season if a deal is not completed. Don't expect that to happen.
While Wright battled through injuries in the 2011 season, he was relatively healthy last year. He played in 156 games in 2012 while hitting .306/.391/.492.
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The Mets have finally opened up there moth ridden Wallets and opened the dance with David Wright. He was offered a 6 year 100M on Monday. This of course will be a starting point. Wright I am sure once to go 7 and get a bit more per year. People seem to think that for some reason that Wright’s time with the Mets might be coming to a close the longer this takes. I don’t buy it...
There is certainly a lot of buzz emanating from Queens these days in regards to David Wright’s contract negotiations.
Per MetsBlog, WFAN’s Mike Francesca says that he has sources (inside Mets’ offices) saying that the offer the Mets made to Wright, a deal which is reportedly worth $135-140 million for seven years, is legit and that the Mets are serious about locking up Wright...
The Mets reportedly have offered star third baseman David Wright a seven-year deal, apparently in the $135-$145 million range.
A year after the New York Mets let Jose Reyes walk without ever even making the shortstop an offer to stay, the team has seemingly taken the complete opposite approach with third basemen David Wright. A day doesn’t pass without a new report of an offer from the team in the hopes of keeping #5 a New York Met for life. Things may slow down a bit in the coming days as the 29-year...
WFAN broke the news first, not a whole host of media outlets are now reporting that the New York Mets and David Wright have agreed to a seven year contract extension worth $122 million. When combined with the $16 million he is set to make this season, this becomes the most lucrative deal in team history, slightly trumping the $137.5 Johan Santana signed for a few years back.
WFAN radio is reporting that David Wright and the New York Mets have agreed to a $138 million, eight-year contract that would be the richest in franchise history.
The deal would keep the All-Star third baseman under contract with the Mets through the 2020 season, when he will be 37.
The sports-talk station first reported the agreement early Friday.
Without a new contract, Wright...
It’s the move that everyone around the Mets has been waiting for. Everyone knew it was something the organization needed to do but Mets fans will be the first to say they didn’t know what to expect from this team. They have a history of making unexplainable moves, but if they don’t offer David Wright a contract, it would be the biggest travesty in franchise history.
The New York Mets have offered David Wright a seven-year deal that is worth a little more than 100 million dollars. Earlier in the month Wright was offered less money, and one less year, but the Mets have finally upped their offer, and I would be surprised if Wright didn’t take it.
According to multiple sources the deal won’t go into effect until 2014, because it’s a contract...
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Going into this offseason, the New York Mets have had two priorities: sign David Wright long-term, and give RA Dickey a contract extension. Neither has gone very far this fall, and the latest news on Wright is disturbing from the perspective of a Mets fan. New York offered their All-Star third baseman a six year, $100 million extension that's comparable to the extensions signed...
Contract extension negotiations between David Wright and the Mets have been bumpy.
Early on Tuesday, FOXSports.com reported the Mets offered their cornerstone third baseman a six-year, $100 million extension. It appeared the club was lowballing their six-time All-Star with that offer.
With Wright expected to refuse the initial terms, the Mets reportedly upped the ante for the 29...
According to Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports, the Mets offered David Wright a six-year, $100 million extension on Monday, on top of the $16 million owed in 2013.
It’s the exact dollars and length of the deal that the Tampa Bay Rays gave to Evan Longoria yesterday. But Rosenthal says that the offer is expected to be rejected by Wright’s reps.
Wright is wanting more in both years...
This morning, Ken Rosenthal reported that the Mets offered David Wright a six year, $100 million extension, noting that it was an offer that Wright was sure to refuse. After all, the term sof the extension are basically equal to what the Nationals gave Ryan Zimmerman, and he was coming off a mediocre season and was two years away from free agency. Evan Longoria got a six year,...
Recent Wright contractual rumors…
Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports:
The Mets offered Wright a six-year, $100 million contract extension on Monday, according to major-league sources. November 27, 2012
Can now report Mets have made Wright a 7 year offer well in excess of $100 mil, according to industry sources. Negotiations in process.
— Andy Martino (@SurfingTheMets) November 27,...