Anthony DiComo, Mets beat reporter for MLB, has the details of David Wright’s new contract, and as was reported, it is shaped like a bell curve — less at the beginning, more in the middle, and less at the end.
The eight-year, $138 million deal calls for Wright to make $11 million in 2013, then $20 million in 2014-2018, $15 million in 2019 and $12 million in 2020.
The costly deal gives the Mets some salary relief in 2013. Wright was slated to make $16 million, but the $11 million plus $3 million deferred gives the Mets an extra $8 million with which to further improve the team (hopefully the Mets actually spend it instead of lining the Wilpons’s pockets).
David Wright will also defer $2.5 million per year from 2014-2018 and there are plenty of incentives. Let’s hope he reaches every incentive and makes the Wilpons pay. Oh, and also to make the team better.