Wright Won’t Discuss Contract During Season

David Wright told Ed Coleman of WFAN Radio that he will not discuss a new contract with the Mets during the season, according to Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports (via Twitter).  The third baseman has also let the club know that he won't negotiate in-season, a team source told Mike Puma of the New York Post (via Twitter).  Wright is earning $15MM this season with a club option for 2013 worth $16MM.

Earlier this week, GM Sandy Alderson said that he planned on offering the 29-year-old a new contract at some point during the season.  Mets CEO Jeff Wilpon supported that notion, but added that the club wasn't necessarily in a rush to get a deal done.

Wright has been outstanding thus far in 2012, boasting a slash line of .365/.463/.565 with five homers in 203 plate appearances.

7 Responses to Wright Won’t Discuss Contract During Season Leave a Reply

  1. FarmerErnie 3 years ago

    He’s the best player in New York, lock him up.

    • NYPOTENCE 3 years ago

      That would be Robinson Cano but nice try.

      • FarmerErnie 3 years ago

        Yeah where’s he hit? My Grandma could hit out of new spankee stadium.

  2. Lunchbox45 3 years ago

     well obviously, but the player needs to be involved in the discussions

  3. johnsilver 3 years ago

    I always wondered exactly how much it really took to begin with Lunchbox you know?

    A team has a figure, the player has a figure and you go from there. Both sides take and act like it is pulling teeth and it isn’t so.

    From someone who was in it (real low level) this is just garbage to me. Most of these contractual negotiations shouldn’t take this long to figure out if a player is even going to stay, like even in Wright’s case. Both sides have a figure in mind and after a few hours should know if a meeting point can be met.

    Should just say hiring and letting go of employees and negotiation of salaries.

  4. Lunchbox45 3 years ago

    I assume that there is usually a wide gap between the team and the agent, not only in aav but in years as well.

    Theres a lot of room to negotiate between 6 years 120 million and 8 years 180 million. which to mean probably takes some time to go back and forth.

  5. NickinIthaca 3 years ago

    I don’t think it’s the time spent negotiating. It’s the distraction from prep for the upcoming games or even just from downtime. He’s presumably under contract for the next year and a half. And it’s not like the NFL where you can just sit out and demand a bigger contract.

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