Mets Considering Long-Term Deal For Wright

The Mets hope David Wright's play will justify a multiyear contract that will keep him in place as the franchise's biggest star, Andy Martino of the New York Daily News reports. The team hasn't started discussing an extension with Wright, who's currently sidelined with a fractured finger. 

The Mets have more confidence in Wright as a long-term investment than they did in Jose Reyes, but they want to be sure the third baseman isn't becoming injury-prone. GM Sandy Alderson and other front office executives haven't seen Wright play enough to determine whether he remains an elite player, according to Martino. However, the front office is cautiously optimistic that he'll earn a new contract. The Mets control his rights through 2013 with a $16MM club option.

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  1. BMiggy 3 years ago

    Wrights injuries, have been freakishly bad luck.

    Colission at 3b for the back, and a quick run back to the bag messes up his pinky, I would hardly call that injury prone…. heck even the Matt Cain fastball to the head..

    They will extend him at some point, and make him captain. This is not a similar situation to Reyes..

  2. Tired_OF_FakeRumors 3 years ago

    Wright injured prone?!?!? Every single injured he had in his career has been Bad Luck. Thats why it makes more sense to sign him long term than it did with Reyes who was really injured prone. I cant believe  what i read some times.

  3. Oh Mother of Pearl, you mean to tell me that the Mets are going to keep David Wright after all. Some teams just have a lot of “Crust” for not wanting to share. See what happens when someone throws the word con-sarned at me, it makes get uppity!

    Seriously, though look at what happened to the Mets offensive production with David Wright out of the line-up it disappeared as did the Mets “4 Game” winning streak. He should stay a Met…on second thought the Orioles could really use…..:P

    Nah! Stay a Met, David!

  4. Guest 3 years ago

    They need to sign this guy, not only to bring in fans but the team needs him. We’ve all seen the two games the Mets have played without him and the difference he brings in that lineup.

    • BMiggy 3 years ago

      performance aside, fans are already on the edge… you almost HAVE TO sign him just from avoiding media suicide.

      I understand not signing Reyes, injuries, there was less clarity in terms of future finances because of impending madoff case…

      but now that there is more clarity, there will be money coming off the books after ’13, there is no excuse not to sign your leader and all around best player to a life deal.

  5. Eduardo Medina 3 years ago

    Pinky, Pinky little stars…

  6. Tommet 3 years ago

    I would love to see him stay with the mets. I thought it was a good choice by Sandy not to sign Reyes not only because he was injury prone, but also had no class. He wasn’t devoted to the fans nearly as much as Wright is. David has had tons of charity events and fan events and Reyes-nothing. OH and just to throw this in there, Reyes is now a “Dominican Rap Star”?

    • BMiggy 3 years ago

      as long as Reyes remains an explosive ballplayer, no one will care what he does off the field.

      Health and focus are the only two knocks on Reyes from a baseball standpoint

      • Tommet 3 years ago

        I know, but I saw his “music video” and it makes me laugh. It just shows how much he just wants money and doesn’t care about just playing for his “so-called fans”

        • BMiggy 3 years ago

          he signed a team friendly 6yr deal with the Mets already, as much I hate that he left, he earned the right to chase every last penny

          • Tommet 3 years ago

            What I’m trying to say is – he’s not worth $106 mil. He’s injury prone, not devoted to his fans, doesn’t hustle 110%. Unlike David- thats why he should stay a met

          • MetsMagic 3 years ago

            That’s simply not true, Reyes “hustled” more than he probably should have given his leg issues. I don’t think he’ll justify his Marlins deal at all, but I can’t find much to criticize him on as a person (illegitimate children aside). 

          • Tommet 3 years ago

            Then explain those times where he assumed that the ball would go foul, didn’t run it out, it went fair, and was thrown out from left field. In my opinion, if he hustled down the base path he would have gotten a lot of infield hits. But instead he just jogged to first, once again, assuming he would be thrown out

      • Lastings 3 years ago

        “…no one will care what he does off the field.”
        Suppose he kills someone…

        • Tommet 3 years ago

          Apparently, no one will care according to @twitter-176417473:disqus  

  7. Tko11 3 years ago

    I think it would be a bad move…he will be 30 next season, so once the Mets would have to resign him after the 2013 season, he would turn 31 that offseason. I think they would be better off trading him after this season for a nice package of prospects. 

    • BMiggy 3 years ago

      if he hits the open market, he will have MANY suitors, Phillies, Braves, Dodgers, etc..

      BUT, he holds more value to the Mets than to anyone else because of how beloved he is to this fanbase.

      The Mets under no circumstances will allow their last true connection to the fanbase leave.

      • Tko11 3 years ago

        He won’t hit the market…I assumed they learned from Reyes. The Mets control Wright until after 2013. If the Mets stink then not even Wright will draw fans to the stadium. Do you see the Mets competing in the next 2 years? because I don’t…therefore there is really no point in keeping him, trade him after this season and net some prospects for the future. Hopefully Harvey and Wheeler pan out to be great starters and in 3-4 years the Mets can develop a nice young core. 

        • HobokenMetsFan 3 years ago

          I defintiely see the mets competing in the next 2 years, lots can change between now and then. Especially since most people think Harvey/Familia could be up in Queens by the end of this year and Wheeler hopefully next. The Mets are already developing the next young core, albeit in its extreme infancy. 2014 is a realistic timeframe for the Mets to be a serious competitor in the NL East.

          • Tko11 3 years ago

            By 2014 they will need to extend Wright or they can trade him after this season and get prospects that are 2 years away or less and in 2015 they will have a nice young team. Murphy can play 3b if they trade Wright. 

        • Harley Alderson 3 years ago

           i guess you havent been watching them this year 

          • Tko11 3 years ago

            10 Games is a really big sample size…Matt Carpenter will win the batting title…

    • Metsfan199 3 years ago

        I love Wright – good player and GREAT guy, but I think you make a very good point . . . can we get some longer-term value for him – “nice package of prospects” – makes sense to me. 

  8. diehardmets 3 years ago

    I’d rather see him traded. David is not the superstar he once appeared to be, and if he is extended now, he’ll be in his mid to late 30’s by the time the Mets can contend. I’d much rather see him traded for some more top tier prospects to help further restock the farm.

    • BMiggy 3 years ago

      He has more value to the Mets than he ever would for any other team.

      That alone, is why he will stay a Met

    • Infield Fly 3 years ago

      Unlike other fans, it wouldn’t kill me if they traded Wright. While I have absolutely nothing against him and wish him well as I would any other player, I don’t remember ever being excited to see what he might do on any particular day.

      I notice that a good many fans conveniently reference or disregard any particular player’s personality and character traits – as it suits their purpose. So I rarely get caught up in a player’s “good/bad guy” image or marketing gimmicks that fans are often swayed by (i.e.: “face of the franchise”). What I do care about is how a particular player performs, and in keeping with that I find David Wright to be a good but not great player, especially when it comes to defense. Dubbing him a “leader” is also a gimmick to me. I don’t particularly see him ‘leading’ the team. Instead I see fans and media personalities pushing and clamoring for him to do so for several years now because something inside of them needs to see Wright that way. To me this is just more hype, and in the end I just find Wright to be a positive member of the team, not someone to rally or build around.

      • MetsMagic 3 years ago

        His OPS is one of the highest for a third baseman in MLB history. This was a guy who was one of the best players in baseball when he was 22 years old, and deserved an MVP by the time he was 24. And aren’t you a Blue Jays fan? 

        • Infield Fly 3 years ago

          Wright could live on Mount Olympus and ride a golden chariot. Wouldn’t matter to me. There are just other players who excite me much more, and most have a better brand of defense (not saying he’s a Murphy out there by any means, but I am not a fan of Wright’s airmail throws in the slightest). Whatever the case, to each his own.

          Yep, Jays fan. However I also follow the Mets (and hopefully it will be a blast to watch them face off in Toronto next month!). I remember a conversation last year where quite a number of us regulars discussed following more than one team. I was surprised at how many of us there were and about the interesting configurations of favorites. Very surprising and diverse. So I’m hardly a novelty in that respect.

          See you around.

  9. MetsMagic 3 years ago

    I very much hope something gets done when he returns from his finger issue. I can understand wanting prospects instead but with the way baseball is headed, teams are more reluctant to trade prospects because of how rarely they can replace future stars with established FAs. 

    He’d be worth a deal because even at his worst, he was a 4 WAR player and would’ve been 5 if he had learned by then to stop throwing sidearm. He’s been the Mets biggest icon and “face of the franchise” since Piazza, and I’d like it to stay that way. 

  10. FamiliaTerritory 3 years ago

    If I were the Mets, I’d put Wright out there around the trade deadline should he prolong the way he’s been hitting before the pinky injury. Who knows? They could get something bigger in return than what they got for Beltran.

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