Found November 27, 2012 on The Outside Corner:
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Going into this offseason, the New York Mets have had two priorities: sign David Wright long-term, and give RA Dickey a contract extension. Neither has gone very far this fall, and the latest news on Wright is disturbing from the perspective of a Mets fan. New York offered their All-Star third baseman a six year, $100 million extension that's comparable to the extensions signed by Ryan Zimmerman and Evan Longoria in recent seasons. The problem with offering that extension to Wright as opposed to offering it to Zimmerman or Longoria is that Wright is not years away from free agency like those two players were, instead staring free agency down the barrel next winter. The $16.7 million average value of the extensions also represented a sizable raise for both Zimmerman and Longoria. For Wright, the raise is negligible, as he's already making $16 million for the 2013 season. So essentially, the Mets offer to Wright isn't a show of good faith by rewarding him for his play,...
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