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Mets could begin contract talks with David Wright next week

Oct 13, 2012, 4:06 PM EDT

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We heard earlier this week that the Mets are expected to open negotiations with David Wright by offering him an extension “in the neighborhood” of $100 million. Mets general manager Sandy Alderson already began his pitch to Wright in September, but Andy Martino of the New York Daily News hears that formal talks between the two sides could begin as soon as next week.

Mike Puma of the New York Post was told by a baseball source last weekend that it’s feasible a deal could get done by the World Series, but a Mets source told Martino that it’s “too soon to tell.” While the Mets would like to keep a long-term deal in the range of $100 million, it’s believed he could command a six- or seven-year deal worth $120 million or more.

Wright, who turns 30 in December, batted .306/.391/.492 with 21 home runs, 93 RBI and an .883 OPS in 156 games played this season. His contract includes a $16 million club option for 2013.

The Mets have yet to engage in any serious talks with R.A. Dickey, though they are expected to at some point in the near future. If they two sides are unable to make progress, it’s possible the National League Cy Young hopeful could be traded this winter. His contract includes a bargain $5 million club option for next season.

  1. DelawarePhilliesFan - Oct 13, 2012 at 4:10 PM

    David, just listen to your conscience, and you can’t go wrong.

    Okay, here is your conscience is saying: “Phi-i-i-i-llies…..Phi-i-i-i-llies…..”

  2. edelmanfanclub - Oct 13, 2012 at 6:45 PM

    At the rate people player’s annual salaries have been growing to 20 million, its not absurd to think a player like David Wright could land a 6 year/120 mill contract. Good defender, good hitter, good club house guy, fan favorite, leader, yeah give it to him, he deserves it.

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