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A few hours ago, I posted about the Mets initially lowballing a long-term contract offer to David Wright. Since then, things have gone in a different direction. The Mets have drastically increased their offer, going from six years and $100 million to eight years and $135-140 million.
Wright would make the $16 million he's due in 2013, the average value on the new contract is around $17 million, and the total value could surpass Johan Santana's six year, $137.5 million contract for the largest in Mets history. Aside from Alex Rodriguez's behemoth contract with the Yankees, the highest paid third baseman in baseball is Miguel Cabrera (who signed his contract as a first baseman before shifting to third prior to the 2012 season) at a little over $19 million per season. Wright would slot in right behind Cabrera, and above Evan Longoria, Ryan Zimmerman, and Chipper Jones, in the pecking order for salary for a third baseman.
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The Mets have finally opened up there moth ridden Wallets and opened the dance with David Wright. He was offered a 6 year 100M on Monday. This of course will be a starting point. Wright I am sure once to go 7 and get a bit more per year. People seem to think that for some reason that Wright’s time with the Mets might be coming to a close the longer this takes. I don’t buy it...
There is certainly a lot of buzz emanating from Queens these days in regards to David Wright’s contract negotiations.
Per MetsBlog, WFAN’s Mike Francesca says that he has sources (inside Mets’ offices) saying that the offer the Mets made to Wright, a deal which is reportedly worth $135-140 million for seven years, is legit and that the Mets are serious about locking up Wright...
The Mets reportedly have offered star third baseman David Wright a seven-year deal, apparently in the $135-$145 million range.
A year after the New York Mets let Jose Reyes walk without ever even making the shortstop an offer to stay, the team has seemingly taken the complete opposite approach with third basemen David Wright. A day doesn’t pass without a new report of an offer from the team in the hopes of keeping #5 a New York Met for life. Things may slow down a bit in the coming days as the 29-year...
David Wright and his agent offered commentary on the rumors about their contract negotiations with the Mets in statements to MLB Trade Rumors.
I have said from Day 1 that I want to play my entire career with the New York Mets. I remain hopeful that goal can be achieved. However, I am disappointed by the reports that I have read today which are inaccurate.
The New York Mets have more interest in getting a long-term deal worked out for David Wright than they do for R.A. Dickey. This is obvious based on the players' ages. However, they would like to get both of them locked up, and the fans would love it. They just can't overspend in their quest to do so.
As Ken Davidoff of the New York Post writes, the Mets could use...
David Wright is the face of the New York Mets' franchise. There aren't many people who would dispute that. He has given that team everything and done so for a reasonable salary. Now, he could be due for a huge payday. However, the team and Wright will have to get past a snag in the contract to get the deal done.
Yesterday, news broke that the Mets and Wright were...
It’s the move that everyone around the Mets has been waiting for. Everyone knew it was something the organization needed to do but Mets fans will be the first to say they didn’t know what to expect from this team. They have a history of making unexplainable moves, but if they don’t offer David Wright a contract, it would be the biggest travesty in franchise history.
The New York Mets have offered David Wright a seven-year deal that is worth a little more than 100 million dollars. Earlier in the month Wright was offered less money, and one less year, but the Mets have finally upped their offer, and I would be surprised if Wright didn’t take it.
According to multiple sources the deal won’t go into effect until 2014, because it’s a contract...
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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...
Contract extension negotiations between David Wright and the Mets have been bumpy.
Early on Tuesday, FOXSports.com reported the Mets offered their cornerstone third baseman a six-year, $100 million extension. It appeared the club was lowballing their six-time All-Star with that offer.
With Wright expected to refuse the initial terms, the Mets reportedly upped the ante for the 29...
According to Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports, the Mets offered David Wright a six-year, $100 million extension on Monday, on top of the $16 million owed in 2013.
It’s the exact dollars and length of the deal that the Tampa Bay Rays gave to Evan Longoria yesterday. But Rosenthal says that the offer is expected to be rejected by Wright’s reps.
Wright is wanting more in both years...
This morning, Ken Rosenthal reported that the Mets offered David Wright a six year, $100 million extension, noting that it was an offer that Wright was sure to refuse. After all, the term sof the extension are basically equal to what the Nationals gave Ryan Zimmerman, and he was coming off a mediocre season and was two years away from free agency. Evan Longoria got a six year,...
Recent Wright contractual rumors…
Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports:
The Mets offered Wright a six-year, $100 million contract extension on Monday, according to major-league sources. November 27, 2012
Can now report Mets have made Wright a 7 year offer well in excess of $100 mil, according to industry sources. Negotiations in process.
— Andy Martino (@SurfingTheMets) November 27,...