Originally posted on Mets Merized Online  |  Last updated 10/9/12
According to Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com, the Mets plan to kick off negotiations with their franchise slugger David Wright with about $100 million opening bid in an effort to make him a Met “for life”. Heyman goes onto say that the Amazin’s will be flexible in their negotiations as they will negotiations through October before even consider dealing their third baseman.The Mets are also pursuing a an extension with their ace R.A. Dickey. It was reported last week that Dickey could get Oliver Perez money (3-years, $36 million), however Heyman tells us the Mets would prefer not to go more than two years since his unusally high velocity knuckleball could harm his longevity.The Mets may give talks about a month, until the point where they will pick up the two players’ options in early November. If there are no new deals done by the time the team picks up the options (Wright’s is for $16 million, Dickey’s is for $5 million) the Mets may consider trades for the players. But particularly in...
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