Originally written November 29, 2012 on Mets Merized Online:
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Is David Wright on his way out of town or is he walking into a huge contract extension? Here are a few talking points as this Thursday morning rolls around. So, by now, you have heard that the Braves have inked BJ Upton to a five year deal worth approximately $75.25 MM, with the .25 million obviously being the deal breaker for BJ. It got me thinking about contracts for a number of reasons. Upton took a much more reasonable deal than I thought he could have commanded, but his value might have been hampered by the fact that the Braves had to give up their first-rounder to grab him. Even though he does not hit for a high average, he plays pretty good defense and steals a healthy amount of bases. However, the contract works out to about 15 million a year, and for a potential 30/30 guy each year with a contract ending at age 33, this seems extremely team friendly. Does it bother you that the Mets have not been linked to Josh Hamilton or Zack Greinke? I am not trying to throw salt on wou...
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