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  1. Report: R.A. Dickey more likely to stay with the Mets than be traded

    Dec 8, 2012, 11:30 AM EDT

    New York Mets starting pitcher R.A. Dickey reacts to the crowd after getting his 20th win of the season after the Mets defeated the Pittsburgh Pirates in their MLB National League baseball game at CitiField in New York

    The future of R.A. Dickey was a popular topic at this week’s Winter Meetings in Nashville, but it’s increasingly likely that he’ll be pitching in Queens again next season. Marc Carig of New York Newsday was told by a person familiar with the situation that there is a “growing sense” that the Mets will pass…

  2. David Wright passes physical, deal with Mets is official

    Dec 4, 2012, 2:14 PM EDT

    New York Mets manager Collins congratulates Wright on hitting a walk off single to beat the Philadelphia Phillies in their MLB National League baseball game at Citi Field in New York

    Word from Ken Rosenthal of FOXSports.com is that David Wright passed his pre-signing physical exam, making his eight-year, $138 million contract with the Mets official. Adam Rubin of ESPN New York reports that there will be a press conference to announce the deal tomorrow at the winter meetings in Nashville. No word yet on the…

  3. Joe Mauer, David Wright commit to Team USA for WBC

    Dec 3, 2012, 5:22 PM EDT

    Joe Mauer

    We’ll hear plenty about players opting out of the World Baseball Classic over the next couple of months. How about a couple of guys that are in: Minnesota’s Joe Mauer and the Mets’ David Wright. The Mauer commitment makes it less of a big deal now if Buster Posey decides not to play for Team…

  4. David Wright to take physical for extension Monday

    Dec 2, 2012, 6:38 PM EDT

    david wright getty

    Adam Rubin of ESPN New York reports that third baseman David Wright will take his pre-signing physical — required to finalize his newly-agreed-to $138 million extension with the Mets — on Monday. There’s no reason to think it won’t go smoothly. Struck early Friday morning, the eight-year extension is the richest in franchise history, besting the…

  5. The Mets have increased their offer to R.A. Dickey

    Dec 1, 2012, 1:01 PM EDT

    R.A. Dickey Reuters

    After agreeing to an eight-year, $138 million extension with third baseman David Wright earlier this week, the Mets have turned their attention to 2012 Cy Young Award winner R.A. Dickey. Talks have progressed slowly until now, but ESPN’s Buster Olney reports that the Mets have increased their offer. No word on the specifics of the…

  6. It was important for David Wright to make more money than Johan Santana

    Nov 30, 2012, 9:39 AM EDT

    David Wright

    One idea that was frequently mentioned during the David Wright negotiations, and which has been confirmed by some post-signing reports, is that it was very important for David Wright to make more money than Johan Santana‘s $137.5 million deal and thus become the highest-paid player in New York Mets history “out of pride.” Which I…

  7. David Wright and the Mets agree to an eight-year, $138 million deal

    Nov 30, 2012, 7:59 AM EDT

    David Wright Getty

    The Mets have their man. WFAN radio reported first that David Wright and the New York Mets have agreed to a $138 million, eight-year contract. The exact details are not yet known, but Andy Martino of the Daily News tweets that the 2013 option that the Mets just exercised was torn up, making this a true…

  8. The Mets have made their “best offer” to David Wright

    Nov 29, 2012, 8:54 AM EDT

    David Wright Getty

    Andy Martino of the Daily News says that the Mets have made their “best offer” to David Wright and now await his response.  The offer is said to be a total of eight years and $140 million, which presumably includes the option year of 2013 plus seven more. Martino says that the offer is backloaded…

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

    Nov 27, 2012, 3:31 PM EDT

    David Wright

    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…

  10. The Mets are no longer lowballing David Wright

    Nov 27, 2012, 11:33 AM EDT

    David Wright Getty

    This morning we heard that the Mets had offered David Wright a six-year, $100 million deal to David Wright, which most agree will not get the job done.  Andy Martino reports that they’re quickly correcting: Can now report Mets have made Wright a 7 year offer well in excess of $100 mil, according to industry…

  11. The Mets lowball David Wright

    Nov 27, 2012, 8:23 AM EDT

    David Wright Getty

    UPDATE: The Mets have sweetened their offer. 8:23 AM: Ken Rosenthal reports that the Mets have made David Wright an offer he’s almost certain to reject: six years, $100 million. Executives around the league have figured that Wright would get something north of $125 million. Sources close to Wright have said that he wants seven years.…

  12. Evan Longoria signs six-year, $100 million extension with Rays

    Nov 26, 2012, 10:01 AM EDT

    Evan Longoria

    Evan Longoria was already under the Rays’ control through 2016 thanks to a long-term contract he signed literally one week after his big-league debut in 2008, but today the two sides agreed to a six-year, $100 million extension that runs through 2022. By combining the remainder of his previous contract and the $100 million extension…

  13. The Mets have offered R.A. Dickey a two-year extension

    Nov 17, 2012, 12:39 PM EDT

    R.A. Dickey AP

    UPDATE: Martino adds that it’s become clear in negotiations that Dickey will sign for a deal comparable to, but likely less than, Jake Peavy‘s recent two-year, $29 million extension with the White Sox. Sure, there are worries about Dickey’s age and he throws harder than the average knuckleballer, but his asking price doesn’t sound unreasonable…

  14. Mets hoping for “clarity” on David Wright and R.A. Dickey before Winter Meetings

    Nov 16, 2012, 7:20 PM EDT

    Wright Dickey Getty

    Mets general manager Sandy Alderson said during the final week of the regular season that contract talks with David Wright and R.A. Dickey were his top priority going into the offseason. Six weeks later, there’s no resolution with either player. However, Alderson told Marc Carig of New York Newsday earlier this evening that he’s hoping…

  15. Buster Posey first catcher in 40 years to win NL MVP award

    Nov 15, 2012, 6:19 PM EDT

    Buster Posey

    The Giants’ Buster Posey was the runaway winner for National League Most Valuable Player honors Thursday, claiming 27 of the 32 first-place votes. Posey was listed in the top three on every ballot to finish with 422 points. Milwaukee’s Ryan Braun came in second place with three first-place votes and 285 points. Pittsburgh’s Andrew McCutchen…

  16. Report: The Mets truly are flat broke this time

    Nov 11, 2012, 7:52 PM EDT

    Mayor Bloomberg Makes Announcement With MLB Commissioner Bud Selig And Mets Owner CEO Fred Wilpon

    That’s what Michael Salfino, a writer for the Wall Street Journal and Yahoo! Sports has to say: As Salfino admits, he’s a writer, not a news-breaker. Still, while it’s entirely possible his source is incorrect, this isn’t a case of a writer making something up for publicity. That said, I still wouldn’t buy the idea…

  17. Mets shopping R.A. Dickey as extension talks stall

    Nov 8, 2012, 1:20 PM EDT

    R.A. Dickey Getty

    So much for yesterday’s talk about R.A. Dickey and the Mets making progress in their contract extension negotiations, I guess. Ken Rosenthal of FOXSports.com reports that the Mets are “showing little interest in signing Dickey to an extension” and are “discussing him in trades.” Joel Sherman had a similar report in this morning’s New York…

  18. Mets are “not close” in contract talks with David Wright or R.A. Dickey

    Nov 6, 2012, 10:15 AM EDT

    david wright ap

    Last week the Mets exercised their 2013 options on David Wright and R.A. Dickey while hoping to work out long-term extensions with both players, but a source told Andy McCullough of the Newark Star Ledger that deals are “not close.” Wright and Dickey are both eligible for free agency next offseason and McCullough writes that…

  19. The Wilson Defensive Awards were announced last night

    Nov 5, 2012, 4:30 PM EDT

    Michael Bourn

    We mentioned this last week, but last night the inaugural Wilson Defensive Awards were announced on MLB Network. As we said previously: sponsored awards like this are kind of “whatever,” but in a world where people still take the Gold Glove awards seriously, I’m cool with any viable competitor. As you’ll recall, there were awards for the…

  20. Bowden: The Mets are being “cavalier” about the David Wright talks

    Nov 1, 2012, 2:30 PM EDT

    David Wright

    No real news here, but this report from ESPN.com’s Jim Bowden on the Mets-David Wright negotiations made me smile: First, discussions between Wright’s agents — Sam and Seth Levinson — and the Mets have been slow and grinding. Most negotiations with the Mets usually plod along, but the Mets also have shown the same cavalier attitude…

  21. Mets exercise options on David Wright and R.A. Dickey

    Oct 30, 2012, 6:40 PM EDT

    dickey, wright getty

    A couple of no-brainer option decisions here. FOX Sports’ Ken Rosenthal and Jon Paul Morosi report that the Mets officially exercised 2013 club options on Tuesday evening for third baseman David Wright and right-handed starter R.A. Dickey. Wright’s is $16 million. Dickey’s is $5 million. Wright, 29, batted .306/.391/.492 with 21 home runs and 93…

  22. Gold Glove finalists announced

    Oct 29, 2012, 1:20 PM EDT

    gold glove

    I stopped caring about the Gold Glove awards sometime between designated hitter Rafael Palmeiro winning one as a “first baseman” and Derek Jeter winning five as a “shortstop” but MLB has announced three (or four) finalists per league at each position and here they are: (Note: Coaches and managers vote for the Gold Glove award…

  23. Executive consensus: David Wright will get a 7-year, $127 million deal

    Oct 27, 2012, 11:26 AM EDT

    David Wright Getty

    Joel Sherman of the New York Post spoke with multiple MLB executives about David Wright and the Mets and he says that the consensus from them is that Wright is going to get a seven year deal for about $127 million. Add the $16 million option the Mets have on him for 2013 and it works…

  24. An early guess at Team USA’s WBC lineup

    Oct 17, 2012, 6:31 PM EDT

    trout getty

    If Derek Jeter‘s broken ankle didn’t take him out of the mix for the World Baseball Classic the moment it happened, today’s news that he needs surgery definitely makes the issue moot. But as unfortunate as Jeter’s injury is for the Yankees, it’s not necessarily a bad thing for Team USA in next spring’s World…

  25. What you missed over the weekend

    Oct 15, 2012, 8:20 AM EDT

    Detroit Tigers v New York Yankees - Game One

    Did you know that there is a 100% correlation between watching football and death? Really, every single person who has ever watched a football game has either died or will, without question, die in the future.  Stop the dying, people. Stop watching football.  It’s for your own good. In case you haven’t decided to turn…

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