That sound that you just heard was the sound of Mets fan everywhere breathing a sigh of relief.
After losing Jose Reyes to free agency last winter and the team’s lack of funds, the signing of David Wright to a 7 year, 122 million dollar extension is viewed as a signal that the team is committed to putting a better team on the fielded in 2013 and beyond.
Having Wright go in to his last year of his contract with his situation unclear would have sent the wrong signal to Mets fans. There has been a lot of talk about the Mets trading Wright and getting something for him especially major league ready prospects.
But apparently the Mets see Wright as the face of their franchise and look to build a competitive team around him. Next the Mets need to decide what they will do about R.A. Dickey.