The New York Mets and their franchise player David Wright have reportedly agreed to a $138 million, eight-year contract that would be the richest contract the franchise has ever issued.
The Mets exercised Wright’s $16 option for 2013. The new deal see the Mets retaining the All-Star third baseman until the 2020 season. The new agreement would add 7 years and $122 million!
David Wright is a fan favourite and has become the face of the Mets franchise. He leads the club in several offensive categories including hits, RBI’s (93 last season), runs and walks. He batted .306 and had a .391 on-base percentage.
Sandy Alderson, the Mets general manager; had said earlier this year that signing David Wright and this year’s Cy Young Award winner R.A. Dickey to muli-year deals were amongst his top priorities. He also acknowledged that trading R.A. Dickey could also serve to upgrade their current roster.
Seeing that Wright’s deal is supposedly locked up, Dickey is the next player on the Mets to keep your eyes on.