Well that didn’t take long.
This afternoon David Wright spoke with reporters about the $100 million extension Ryan Zimmerman agreed to this morning, which you can read about below this update.
He has no intentions of approaching the Mets about an extension and will wait for them to come to him instead.
“I haven’t even discussed that with my agents, and obviously the team hasn’t discussed it with my agents or me,” Wright said. “I think that it might occur in the future. It might not. I don’t know. I’m not really sure the protocol, but I would assume the team pretty much approaches the player.”
Wright will earn $15 million in this final year of his six-year, $55 million contract, but there is a $16 million club option for 2013 with a $1 million buyout which he can void if he is dealt.
One thing a reader noted in the comments was their age. Zimmerman is 27 years old, while Wright is 29 and will be 31 when he becomes a free agent after the 2013 season if the Mets hang onto him.