The Mets have formally picked up their contract options for David Wright and R.A. Dickey, sources told Ken Rosenthal and Jon Paul Morosi of FOX Sports (via Twitter). The Mets began the early stages of extension talks with both players after the season but the discussions were reportedly moving slowly.
Wright's option for 2013 will pay him $16MM while Dickey's is for just $5MM. Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com reported earlier today that the third baseman was discussing a long-term deal with the club. Officials told Joel Sherman of the New York Post that they expected an extension for Wright to cost about $143MM over eight years when including the 2013 option.
Some have speculated that Dickey could be in line for a Oliver Perez-type extension, which would be for three years at about $36MM. However, the Mets reportedly don't have anything that lucrative in mind. At the age of 38, Dickey's situation is a complicated one as knuckleballers historically haven't fared well beyond 40.