3:12pm: The Mets offered Wright $135-145MM over eight years, Rosenthal clarifies (Twitter links). That amount includes his $16MM salary for 2013. In other words, the Mets are offering $119-129MM in new money over a seven-year period, Rosenthal reports. It's important for Wright to surpass the $137.5MM obtained by Johan Santana, Mike Puma of the New York Post reports (on Twitter).
2:45pm: The seven-year offer is worth $135-140MM, Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com reports.
2:25pm: The Mets are offering a seven-year deal worth between $125MM and $150MM, Rosenthal reports (on Twitter).
12:13pm: The Mets have made Wright multiple offers, Adam Rubin of ESPNNewYork.com. One of the offers would add at least seven years to his existing contract with the Mets. "There are offers going back and forth," one person told Rubin. There's a chance the sides will complete a deal before the Winter Meetings. However, Jayson Stark of ESPN.com hears from a source who says it's "improbable" the sides will complete a deal this week (Twitter link).
10:19am: The Mets have made Wright a seven-year offer worth well in excess of $100MM, Andy Martino of the New York Daily News reports (on Twitter).
8:24am: The Mets offered David Wright a six-year, $100MM contract extension yesterday, Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports reports. Wright prefers a deal of at least seven years, and he is expected to decline New York’s offer, according to Rosenthal.
The Mets’ proposal compares with the six-year, $100MM contracts signed by Ryan Zimmerman and Evan Longoria this year. However, those third basemen were multiple seasons away from free agency at the time the deals were signed, while Wright’s contract expires following the 2013 season.
The Mets continue to say their priority is to sign both Wright and R.A. Dickey to extensions, Rosenthal reports. However, the team hasn’t made much progress with either player. The club could explore trades for one or both players, but their trade value would be limited by the reality that they’re just one year away from free agency. Unless the Mets grant potential trade partners windows for discussing contract extensions, they might not get enough in return to justify a deal.
The Mets haven’t seriously explored trade possibilities involving Wright so far. ACES represents the 29-year-old, who will earn $16MM in 2013.