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Reports: Mets Offer Wright 7-Year Extension

Wright Seeking Seven-Year Deal
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NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) - According to various reports, the Mets have offered David Wright a seven-year extension.

Jon Heyman of CBS Sports tweeted: “Mets’ offer to David Wright is 7 years about $135-140M.”

According to Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports, Wright is seeking a seven-year deal.  He is currently under contract to earn $16 million in 2013.

This comes a day after the Tampa Bay Rays extended third baseman Evan Longoria’s contract to 2022.

Wright finished the 2012 season with a .306 batting average, 21 home runs, 93 RBIs and an on-base percentage of .391.

Should negotiations fail to produce an agreement, the Mets could opt to trade Wright and NL Cy Young winner R.A. Dickey and go into complete rebuilding mode.

Mets’ COO Jeff Wilpon has stated that trading Wright and Dickey would be a “last resort.”

It’s possible that the Mets could trade Wright before the start of the 2013 regular season or opt to deal him away before the July 31 MLB Trade Deadline.

An odd sight for Mets fans would be seeing Wright return to Citi Field wearing the uniform of another team at the 2013 All-Star Game set to be played in Flushing.

How odd would it be to see Wright return to Citi Field at the All-Star Game in an opposing uniform?  Sound off below…