Found October 04, 2012 on Mets Merized Online:
Sandy Alderson was guest of Mike Francesa today on WFAN. The Mets GM confirmed that he has spoken with David Wright’s agents in the last 24 hours and said:“There are no guarantees of a resolution to a contract extension, but we are going to move on this very quickly.”Here is a summary of what else was discussed:Jason Bay – He repeated again that he does not intend to release him this winter and said Bay will report with everyone else to Spring Training in February.Free Agency – There will no significant additions to the team via free agency. Alderson said, “I don’t expect to make any major acquisitions via the free agent market”.Catching – Alderson said he expects to make significant changes at the catcher position. That doesn’t bode well for Josh Thole who is eligible for arbitration this Winter. Also while Kelly Shoppach was almost considered a done deal as far as coming back, that may not be the case now. Alderson said the catching position is not currently “championship caliber”

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