Originally written on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 10/19/14
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 become free agents after next season unless they agree to contract extensions. CBSSports.com recently reported that the Mets were prepared to retain Wright "for life" by offering a contract worth approximately $100 million. Wright had a strong first half this season before tailing off after the All-Star break. He finished with a .306 average, a .391 on-base percentage, a .492 slugging percentage, 21 homers and 93 RBI in 156 games. In nine major league seasons, all with the Mets, Wright has a .301 average, 204 RBI and 818 RBI. Dickey, a late-blooming knuckleballer, is a leading candidate...
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