Originally posted on Mets Merized Online  |  Last updated 4/18/12
A team source told Andy Martino of the Daily News that a contract extension for David Wright is not on the “front burner” right now, but added that his gut feeling was that a new contract extension would get done. Today, David Wright eclipsed another franchise record with his three RBI against the Braves this afternoon, tying Darryl Strawberry for the most RBI in Mets history with 733. He already holds the franchise record for most career doubles (282) and ranks in the top 10 in nearly every major offensive category, including batting average, on-base percentage and slugging. So do I think the Mets should sign Wright to an extension? Absolutely… I truly believe the Mets need to act on this for several reasons: There’s still some loose cannons out there who cant seem to move past their belief that the organization is still financially distressed. Maybe an extension for Wright will pipe them down and then Mets fans can simply focus their attention on the players on the field instead...
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