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David Wright will not discuss contract extension during season

Jun 1, 2012, 7:30 PM EDT

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Most feel that a contract extension between the Mets and David Wright is inevitable, but those clamoring for a quick resolution will have to wait a while.

According to Ken Rosenthal of, Wright told Ed Coleman on the Mets’ pre-game show on WFAN tonight that he will not discuss a contract during the season.

This really isn’t a big deal. While Wright is in the final year of his six year, $55 million contract, the Mets hold a $16 million club option on him for next season which they will almost certainly exercise. There shouldn’t be a huge sense of urgency for the Mets to get a deal done right now, especially with Wright coming off the two most productive months he has had in a long time. Likewise, Wright just saved himself from having to answer the same questions day after day for the rest of the summer. Pretty smart move, really. Look for negotiations to pick up during the offseason.

  1. randygnyc - Jun 1, 2012 at 7:50 PM

    What do the mets offer wright? A winning tradition? A legitimate chance of a ring? A large contract? All of these things have a better chance of being achieved someplace other than in Flushing. The Mets can’t even appeal to Wright being settled in NY. He isn’t married, no children. Nothing holds him here. In fact, the older he gets, these quality of life issues will affect him more because he’s single. And on top of it all, they’ve now pissed him off. Met’s never do anything “wright”.

    • chill1184 - Jun 1, 2012 at 8:44 PM

      (yawn) Typical Yankee troll with no facts just Mike Fatcessa type rambling.

  2. buffalomafia - Jun 1, 2012 at 8:12 PM

    The braves need you!

  3. eaglesfan723 - Jun 1, 2012 at 11:02 PM

    The Phils definitely need you!

  4. schmedley69 - Jun 2, 2012 at 11:38 AM

    If the Phillies lose Hamels, I think they make a serious run at Wright. Even if they keep Hamels, they still might make a run at him.

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