According to Adam Rubin of ESPN New York, the Mets must exercise the $16 million dollar option on David Wright by Wednesday, and R.A. Dickey’s $5 million dollar option by Friday.
The Mets will most likely pick up both options in the next day or two.
Sandy Alderson always made it very clear that any extensions with either player would not have anything to do with the options which he said were “already locked into the 2013 payroll budget”.
With the 2012 World Series now over, free agents will now begin to officially file with the league office. Teams will also have until Friday to exercise any team options for their players or they will automatically become free agents as well.
The Hot Stove season has officially begun.