MLB Rumors: New York Mets Offer David Wright Extension
In 2012, David Wright became the New York Mets‘ all-time franchise leader in hits, runs, walks and runs batted-in, making him an almost irreplaceable member of the organization. Now according to an MLB source, the Mets have offered the all-star third baseman a multi-year contract extension that would keep the 30-year old Wright in New York until well past the prime of his career.
According to the source, the team has offered the six-time all-star at least a seven-year contract extension that would go into effect following the 2013 season, in which Wright is scheduled to receive $16 million. Wright’s representatives and the Mets front office are currently working out the financial details involved with the deal and an agreement could come as soon as next week, according to the source.
Mets starting pitcher and 2012 National League Cy Young award winner R.A. Dickey had the following to say about the prospects of Wright not being a member of the Mets anymore and his contract situation: “I mean, imagine the Atlanta Braves without Chipper Jones. You just can’t. I think they’re going to reach an agreement.”
Last season, Wright hit .306 with 21 home runs, 93 runs batted-in, 41 doubles and 91 runs scored in 581 at-bats while playing in 156 games. Throughout the two-time glove winner’s nine-year career, he has a lifetime average of .301 with 204 homers, 818 runs batted-in, 1,426 hits, 790 runs scored and 616 base on-balls. Wright has also won the silver slugger award at third base twice and joined the 30/30 club in 2007 when he hit 30 home runs and stole 34 bases.
When his career is all said and done, Wright should be the Mets all-time franchise leader in almost every major offensive category.