NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Will the Mets and David Wright agree on an extension this offseason?
It’s “50-50,” according to the New York Post.
Wright is slated to earn $16 million in 2013, though the Amazin’s hope that number doesn’t hold. General manager Sandy Alderson has said his top offseason priority is locking up Wright and knuckleballer R.A. Dickey, who could be traded if a deal can’t be reached.
It was reported last week that a formal offer was on the table. But the All-Star third baseman “is less than thrilled with the length of contract and amount of guaranteed money,” the Post reported.
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The Mets never made a formal offer last offseason to fellow homegrown star Jose Reyes, who ultimately signed a six-year deal with the Marlins. He was traded to Toronto this month as part of a stunning salary purge in Miami.
Wright averaged .306 with 93 RBIs and 41 doubles in 2012. He’s thought to be looking for a contract in the ballpark of $125 million over seven years, the Post reported.
A two-year deal might get the job done for Dickey, according to multiple reports. That is, if he isn’t traded first.
The New York Daily News recently cited a baseball executive who said the Mets “probably” wouldn’t deal Dickey unless they received a “monster” bundle of top prospects or major league players in return.
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