Quick Hits: Wright, Contreras, Draft

A few odds and ends as Saturday becomes Sunday …

  • Mets third baseman David Wright announced yesterday that he doesn't want to enter into extension talks during the season, and he added tonight that was his plan since before the season began, writes Mike Mazzeo of ESPNNewYork.com. "It’s just not necessary. As I said, I think with the good vibes that are going on right now and the good surrounding this club, I just feel somewhat selfish to be talking about myself, talking about me when we should be talking about we.” 
  • Phillies reliever Jose Contreras will need major surgery and is out for the year, writes Todd Zolecki of MLB.com. Contreras, 40, would like to rehab and return next season, although he conceded that the odds are against him. The Phils hold a $2.5MM option on the right-hander for 2013, which seems likely to be declined. The buyout is $500K.
  • In addition to Jorge Soler, several other Cuban prospects have been granted free agency, writes Jesse Sanchez of MLB.com. Those players are right-hander Armando Rivero, outfielders Henry Urrutia and Gerald Sanchez, and teenage lefty Omar Luis.
  • For a breakdown of how draft spending breaks down under the new CBA, check out this New York Times piece by Benjamin Hoffman.
  • MLB could soon render a decision on the Rangers' signing of Dominican outfield prospect Jairo Beras, tweets Jeff Passan of Yahoo! Sports. There is some discrepancy among teams who were scouting Beras as to his age, which triggered MLB's investigation. Beras signed for $4.5MM.

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7 Comments on "Quick Hits: Wright, Contreras, Draft"

3 years 2 months ago

Shame about Conteras. He was really starting to throw the ball well.

3 years 2 months ago

Zimmerman got $100 mil, the way Wright is going he should get 8 yrs 140 mil….by the time his career is over he will own every record for the Mets except Triples and Stolen bases…..

3 years 2 months ago

Hell he could own them before this contract is done, regardless of extension…pretty amazing the Mets’ records are so reachable. Not saying that as a knock on the team, just commenting on how surprisingly low the numbers are. Only HR’s is out of reach for this season (64 to go), but he could easily get hits (107 to go), runs (2), BB’s (11) and K’s (33).

3 years 2 months ago

 Before you say things like that, let’s just wait it out and see if Wright can maintain a healthy career.

3 years 2 months ago

 Good point, I wonder about durability too.  I love Wright, but we’re talking a lot of dough for a long time.  Hard choices here . . .

3 years 2 months ago

Right Wright thats the reason you dont want to talk about the extension, and not the fact that in FA will you get much more money than in an in season extension.

3 years 2 months ago

Only RAJ would hand out a multi-year deal to someone old enough to have an AARP card.