In today’s New York Post, Mike Puma writes that according to an industry source with knowledge of the discussions,there is just a 50-50 that David Wright signs a long-term extension with the Mets this offseason, Mike Puma reports in this morning’s New York Post.
The source said Wright is less than thrilled with the length of contract and amount of guaranteed money the Mets have offered. It could set up a game of chicken between Mets brass and Wright’s agents, Sam and Seth Levinson, heading to the winter meetings, which begin in two weeks in Nashville, Tenn.
Wright, who turns 30 next month, is believed to be seeking a deal of at least seven years and $125 million that would give him the largest contract for a position player in franchise history.
Puma says the two sides are now at a stalemate, and that part of this is that Mets Chief Operating Officer Jeff Wilpon doesn’t want to go for the middle ground according to a person familiar with the club’s negotiating tactics.
Wright has sa...