Originally posted on MetsZilla  |  Last updated 11/14/12
While the Miami Marlins are in the headlines for dismantling the core of their team, the New York Mets are apparently making an effort to retain theirs.  Tonight Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports said that the team submitted a proposal to Wright and the third basemen’s reps made a counter-offer. #bbpBox_268557552298639360 a { text-decoration:none; color:#0084B4; }#bbpBox_268557552298639360 a:hover { text-decoration:underline; } Sources: #Mets made offer to Wright. Wright’s side made counter-offer. Details of proposals not known. about 1 hour ago via Twitter for MacReplyRetweetFavorite @Ken_Rosenthal Ken Rosenthal I’d love to know what kind of numbers are being floated around right now but it’s all just hearse at this point.  According to Rosenthal Wright ”is believed to be seeking an extension that would approach, and perhaps surpass, left-handerJohan Santana’s club-record six-year, $137.5 million deal.”  YIKES!  Unless the team brings back Omar Minaya I can’t see them going that deep into their pockets for any player, even Wright.  There’s also the matter of trying to work out an extension with Cy Young candidate R.A. Dickey, of which Rosenthal writes: Photo by Michael G. Baron The Mets also want to sign right-hander R.A. Dickey to an extension, the team’s chief operating officer, Jeff Wilpon, told reporters Tuesday. The club’s negotiations with Dickey, to this point, are not as advanced as those with Wright, sources said. Dickey, a favorite for the National League Cy Young Award, which will be announced Wednesday, is under contract next season for $5 million. Wilpon, according to the New York Times, said the team’s priority was “to go through the process with (general manager) Sandy (Alderson) and the baseball department to get both of them signed. That’s what we’re doing.” Wilpon added that trade talks involving both players were “a backup at this point.” Photo by Michael G. Baron I can’t help feel the fate of these two are somewhat tied.  Wright will be 30-years-old by the time the 2013 starts and Dickey will be a crisp 38.  It’s safe to assume that at this point in their respective careers they want to be part of a club that is looking to compete for a championship now rather than later.  If the Wright domino falls it may make it easier for a teetering Dickey domino to follow suit, but it’s hard to imagine either player wanting to stick around if the team can’t show them they’re serious about committing to the immediate future.
GET THE YARDBARKER APP:
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

Saints' Cam Jordan: We believe we can win Super Bowl ‘now’

Report: Pacers turned down Cavs’ trade proposal for George, could revisit

DA fighting to have Hernandez murder conviction reinstated

Report: Cavs, Pacers talking three-team George trade

In appreciation of Ichiro, the oldest man to play center field since at least 1900

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

WATCH: Adam Rosales sprints to fastest home run trot record

Report: Pacers not interested in acquiring Kevin Love

Vikings say they encouraged Floyd to drink kombucha tea

Report: Jason Williams injured in first BIG3 game

Report: Mavs leaning toward two-year deal for Nowitzki

Spieth holes bunker shot to win Travelers Championship playoff

Getaway Day: Welcome back to the world, AL Central

Best of Yardbarker: Diana Taurasi makes history

The 'Finest running back from America’s Finest City' quiz

Players who need to turn around their season to save their teams

Sports & Politics Intersect: Washington gets a rare win

Three Up, Three Down: Flouting the written and unwritten rules of baseball

2016-17 NBA Awards: The Billy King Award for worst trade

Kicking it: David Villa isn't interested in a 'retirement tour'

Box Score 6/23: Philly continues to trust the process

The 10 best sports docs available for streaming

Feeding your roundball addiction through the summer months

The 'NBA Draft going back to school?' quiz

MLB News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
the YARDBARKER app
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

Getaway Day: Welcome back to the world, AL Central

Best of Yardbarker: Diana Taurasi makes history

The 'Finest running back from America’s Finest City' quiz

2016-17 NBA Awards: The Billy King Award for worst trade

Players who need to turn around their season to save their teams

Three Up, Three Down: Flouting the written and unwritten rules of baseball

Sports & Politics Intersect: Washington gets a rare win

Kicking it: David Villa isn't interested in a 'retirement tour'

The 10 best sports docs available for streaming

Feeding your roundball addiction through the summer months

Today's Best Stuff
For Publishers
Company Info
Help
Follow Yardbarker