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  1. David Wright to take physical for extension Monday

    Dec 2, 2012, 6:38 PM EDT

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    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…

  2. 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…

  3. 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…

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

    Nov 30, 2012, 7:59 AM EDT

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    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…

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

    Nov 29, 2012, 8:54 AM EDT

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    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…

  6. 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…

  7. The Mets are no longer lowballing David Wright

    Nov 27, 2012, 11:33 AM EDT

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    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…

  8. The Mets lowball David Wright

    Nov 27, 2012, 8:23 AM EDT

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    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.…

  9. 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…

  10. 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…

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

    Nov 16, 2012, 7:20 PM EDT

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    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…

  12. 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…

  13. 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…

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

    Nov 8, 2012, 1:20 PM EDT

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    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…

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

    Nov 6, 2012, 10:15 AM EDT

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    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…

  16. 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…

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

    Nov 1, 2012, 2:30 PM EDT

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    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…

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

    Oct 30, 2012, 6:40 PM EDT

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    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…

  19. Gold Glove finalists announced

    Oct 29, 2012, 1:20 PM EDT

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    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…

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

    Oct 27, 2012, 11:26 AM EDT

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    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…

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

    Oct 17, 2012, 6:31 PM EDT

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    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…

  22. 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…

  23. 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…

  24. The Mets are expected to offer “in the neighborhood of $100 million” to David Wright

    Oct 9, 2012, 5:07 PM EDT

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    Jon Heyman reports that the Mets are preparing an offer for David Wright: The Mets are expected to open negotiations with an offer for somewhere in the neighborhood of $100 million for star third baseman David Wright, people familiar with the team’s thinking said. That had better be a big neighborhood, because $100 million seems…

  25. Mets could have new deals with David Wright and R.A. Dickey by the World Series

    Oct 6, 2012, 12:07 PM EDT

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    Mets general manager Sandy Alderson said before Wednesday’s season finale against the Marlins that his highest priority this offseason is to work out new deals with David Wright and R.A. Dickey. He’s determined to stay true to his word. According to Mike Puma of the New York Post, a baseball source said that it’s “conceivable”…

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