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UPDATE: The offer to David Wright: seven years and between $119-129 million

Nov 27, 2012, 3:31 PM EDT

UPDATE: Rosenthal has corrected that initial report. The $125-150 million figure was over the next eight years, which includes his 2013 option which pays him $16 million. The new money in the seven-year extension is between $119-129 million.

That still doesn’t match up all perfectly, but it seems like the idea is not to tear up the 2013 option and give him seven years at $18-21 million, but to add seven years on to the back of it at $17-18 million a season. Not an insignificant difference.

3:31 PM: To say that the David Wright story has changed since all work up this morning is a bit of an understatement. The latest:

Hold out for a couple more hours, David! You’ll get 40% ownership in the team!

  1. number42is1 - Nov 27, 2012 at 3:41 PM

    40% ownership may be less than the 150 he is being offered….

  2. nolanwiffle - Nov 27, 2012 at 3:52 PM

    Is this to be considered a “scoop” by Ken Rosenthal? He’s all over the place. With all due respect, I think I’d prefer he just wait for Wright to ink a deal, then tell us the actual terms as they’re contractually written.

  3. chill1184 - Nov 27, 2012 at 4:02 PM

    The mental midgets are already prepping their “Mets overpaid” articles. Craig has it already saved to drafts

    • xmatt0926x - Nov 27, 2012 at 4:12 PM

      I think he’s worth the money, just not to the Mets. They should try and get a monster haul from trading him.

      • chill1184 - Nov 27, 2012 at 5:57 PM

        I dont disagree but there are two factors here

        1. Which GM will give that haul

        2. Would such haul pan out

    • badassleroybrown - Nov 27, 2012 at 4:30 PM

      “The mental midgets are already prepping their “Mets overpaid” articles. Craig has it already saved to drafts”

      Lets see

      David Wright 7 yrs 150M

      Miguel Cabrera 8 yrs/$152.3M

      Ryan Zimmerman 6 yrs $100M

      Evan Longoria 6 yrs $100M

      Adrian Beltre 5 yrs $80M

      Jose Bautista 5yrs $65M

      Yeah Wright deserves to get paid more than all of those guys!!! NOT!!!!

      He’s the worst on the list above but will be paid more if this deal is legit

      • sabatimus - Nov 27, 2012 at 5:07 PM

        If the deal is legit the Mets may find themselves the victims of a hostile takeover by a Mr. Bud Selig in the near future.

      • chill1184 - Nov 27, 2012 at 6:00 PM

        My overall point is that the same cadre of idiots have churned out article after article saying that the Mets have to give Wright a payday if they want to retain him. Then they scream like retarded banshee’s on something that they said they need to do in the first place.

      • chill1184 - Nov 27, 2012 at 6:01 PM


        As much as I would love Wilpon kicked to the curb it won’t happen as long as Selig is in power. At this point Wilpon would have to murder someone and be caught with the victim’s blood fresh on his hands to be kicked out of MLB.

  4. uyf1950 - Nov 27, 2012 at 4:07 PM

    One of the other blogs is reporting the offer is between $135 and $140MM for 7 years.

  5. alexo0 - Nov 27, 2012 at 4:16 PM

    Heard somewhere that the offer was between 4-8 years and between $80-150 million, but don’t quote me on that.

  6. thebadguyswon - Nov 27, 2012 at 4:29 PM

    Just read a blogger post that its 8 years, 210M.

  7. marlinman15 - Nov 27, 2012 at 5:08 PM

    well seeing the comprable incompetence between the marlins and the mets front offices the marlins will trade all their team and 3 ham sandwiches to the mets for David Wright and I player to be named later if the mets eat all of his salary, then the marlins trade Wright to Canada for a short stack of pancakes while the mets will offer the entire marlins team 100mil

    • chill1184 - Nov 27, 2012 at 6:02 PM

      Those must be some real quality drugs your taking down in Miami.

      • marlinman15 - Nov 27, 2012 at 9:10 PM

        do you believe I was really being serious?

      • marlinman15 - Nov 27, 2012 at 9:17 PM

        no i’m not the one taking drugs however I can’t say the same for Jeffery Loria, I was simply musing at the incompetency of both franchises

  8. randygnyc - Nov 27, 2012 at 6:28 PM

    The mets are in a real catch 22. Trading off Wright will infuriate a diminishing fan base. On the other hand, paying him $150 million dollars is wasteful because they aren’t going to the playoffs during the life of that contract. Tough spot. (It’s essentially $150MM to retain the status quo as he ages.)

  9. chill1184 - Nov 27, 2012 at 7:09 PM

    Well that was fun

  10. randygnyc - Nov 27, 2012 at 7:18 PM

    Chilli- he doesn’t specify what was inaccurate. It could all be true except an ancillary fact. His agent then stated he wasn’t going to verify or deny the accuracy of the reports. Why would he do that. If they were incorrect, he would’ve said so (and yes, I can see that he might not want to confirm if it was true, though.)

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