Mets, Wright To Intensify Talks

The Mets and David Wright plan to intensify talks about a possible contract extension in the near future, Andy Martino of the New York Daily News reports. The sides could discuss years and dollars as soon as this week.

The Mets, who exercised Wright’s $16MM contract option for 2013 two days ago, are determined to keep talks private. So far the sides haven’t discussed years or dollars, but that could change now that the option has been exercised. Jon Heyman reported this week that the negotiations with the ACES client seemed to be progressing.

The Mets will also discuss a possible extension with R.A. Dickey, whose $5MM 2013 option was also exercised this week. There remains a genuine chance that the Mets could trade Dickey, Martino reports.

24 Responses to Mets, Wright To Intensify Talks Leave a Reply

  1. Mike1L 3 years ago

    Not a Met fan, but a trade with that salary could bring in a lot. The Mets have a lot of holes

    • BMiggy 3 years ago

      you speak as if solid 3b are easy to come by and replace

      the move is less about baseball and more about the fan base anyway

      • Mike1L 3 years ago

        I was talking about Dickey, I should have been more precise. $5M for Dickey might be good trade bait. Not suggesting trading Wright

        • Exactly if anything Dickey is a very attractive option for teams looking for a great starter to contend in 2013.

        • burnboll 3 years ago

          Mets fans should support their team. But also be realistic. Wright or no Wright, Mets aren’t going to contend the next two years. So the best option is to use both Dickey and Wright in trades. You may net 5-6 good and decent prospects between the two of them.

          Both had career years. That’s when you trade a player.

      • burnboll 3 years ago

        Look bro, Mets aren’t winning the World Series next year, or even the year after that. So they have no need for a world class 3rd baseman in the immediate future.

        The 3rd base market is weak, and Mets would be able to get plenty of top prospects if they traded Wright now.

        Holding on to Wright makes absolutely no sense. Mets got the best years out of him, now it’s time to upgrade the farm system by trading him.

        It’s simple aritmethics basically.

        • rainyperez 3 years ago

          Which teams and what farm systems can pull it off? The A’s could do it but that would mean they are going all in 2013 so I can’t see that happening. Maybe the Angels? Red Sox? Can’t really think of any suitors. Phillies yes but pretty sure Mets are reluctant to deal with a division rival.

          • burnboll 3 years ago

            One word for yo my friendu: Cincinatti . They have a strong farm system, and could use a superstar 3rd baseman to make a run for the title in 2013.
            Wright should get Mets 2 good prospects and perhaps even 1 or 2 low ranked prospects, especially 1st base prospects could be added as bonus, since cincy is set there the next decade.

            Mets aren’t gonna win I awhile, Cincy have a team that could win it all with some final touches. Add Wright and a good lead off man. Although I think Wright would be a perfect leadoff hitter with his high OBP.

        • lovebaseball74 3 years ago

          i agree one hundred percent there is no need to sign wright to a contract thats gonna cost over 100mill..i love wright but the team has no chance of winning any time him and dickey and get prospects..i express this team isnt gonna do anything except finish below 500 again next season and honestly im sick of watching this team being ran like were the royals..damn atleast they have more hope and players then we do

        • You act like these prospects are guaranteed to make it to the big leagues? Trading Wright would be a big blow to the fan base. Especially for a team not willing to spend money right now. Without Wright, who are the fans going to the game to see?

          Also the Mets have some good young pitching prospects who will be coming up this year. Lets see how they do before we decide it’s time to trade the best player?
          Also even if they do re-sign him to a large contract, does not mean they cannot trade him later. If they don’t re-sign him though, it will be much harder to get a big return for a player who is only signed for one year.

          Dickey and his $5 million deal this last year is a much more interesting player to deal away. Especially with his age. You never really know with a player such as him, but for the return it would be worth it. Dickey could be sent to a team in desperate need of a front line starter. Such as the Rangers or Reds.

  2. Frank Tangorra 3 years ago

    There is zero chance David is traded. This is not the same situation as Reyes. David is the face of this team and its best player. He is by far the best 3b in the NL and probably 3rd in all of MLB. David is to the Mets as Jeter is to the Yankees.

    As far as Dickey. They should look to trade him ASAP. You can get major league ready players for him.

    • vtadave 3 years ago

      Miguel Cabrera says hi.

      • Frank Tangorra 3 years ago

        I said in the NL not the best in MLB.

        • rainyperez 3 years ago

          Never mind. Yes, he has more impact but he can fetch quite a lot if he is on the market.

          • Frank Tangorra 3 years ago

            Didn’t know Posey & Molina play 3b.

    • LukeNalooshe 3 years ago

      Would Mets fans rather have a better chance at winning baseball games or a face of the franchise to watch? It’s the same as Felix in Seattle IMO.

      • Frank Tangorra 3 years ago

        This is NY not Seattle. David plays everyday and has more impact than Felix who pitches every fifth day.

        • LukeNalooshe 3 years ago

          And nobody is saying Felix contributes more than David Wright. What I’m trying to illustrate is the questionable idea of holding onto a star player, when they can be moved for the better of the franchise.

      • Boom Shakalaka 3 years ago

        That is a terrible argument. Wright gives the Mets a better chance of winning baseball games than almost any amount of prospects. Even if you are talking about years down the road.

  3. DerekJeterDan 3 years ago

    David Wright is a class act and one hell of a ball player. Mets fans are able to relate to him in ways they can’t relate to any other on that team. He is the face of their franchise, has the most hits in their franchise history and is the only reason the few fans they have come to the ball park. Trading Wright would be a PR disaster. He is so valuable to that team as the Third Baseman. Yes, he would fetch a boatload of prospects but the Mets need to make resigning him their first priority. Wright is one of my favorite players in the game and I’d hate to see the Mets trade him. Remember, they have the All Star Game in Citi Field this year so having Wright return as a member of another team would be a disaster.
    David stays. His presence on the club and with the media is far too valuable.

    • burnboll 3 years ago

      Wright will get Mets plenty of prospects. He needs to be traded. Fans should care more about what the Mets look like in 2-3 years than if one player is resigned for a big part of the payroll or not.
      This is about a choice. You want to be like the current Phillies or the current Tampa or St Louis? Houston had about the worst farm system a year ago. I already rate them top 15 farm systems. You have to be prepared to move even iconic players.
      And fans needs to be appreciative of GMs who have balls to make tough decisions.

      • Rather trade Dickey then Wright to be honest only cause Dickey would be the option to cash in right now then Wright seeing as the team has needs and losing the best bat in the lineup doesn’t really help the team right now.

        • LukeNalooshe 3 years ago

          Well maybe thinking in terms of what the Mets need “right now” is the problem. The Mets need a stronger group of core players before they can compete with ATL/WAS.

  4. burnboll 3 years ago

    Mets definitely should trade Wright. 3rd base class is weak this year so they should be able to get plenty for him from a contender.

    I don’t understand the argument that Mets fans would supposedly want to hold onto Wright. It is in the interest of Mets fans to make the team better. So trading Wright should make sense to the fanbase.


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