Reports in the wee hours of the morning on Friday say the Mets and David Wright have agreed to a contract that will make Wright a Met for life.
WFAN’s Ed Coleman and ESPNNewYork.com both report that it is a seven-year extension for $122 million. Add in the $16 million Wright is owed for 2013 and that makes it the richest contract in Mets history, topping Johan Santana’s $137.5 million contract by a mere $500,000.Wright will become a ten-and-five guy midway through the 2013 season, which means after that he will not be able to be traded without his permission. Since Wright has always said he wants to retire as a Met, it is likely that he will get his wish unless he changes his mind over the course of the next eight years.
This is good news for the Mets. Now they can concentrate on either extending R.A. Dickey or trading him, as well as making several other necessary moves to make the team better and surrounding David Wright with the players to finally make him a winner.