The Daily News’ Andy Martino says a person briefed on the process told him both David Wright and the Mets plan to “intensify” negotiations for a new contract as early as this week.
Nov. 1, 6:20 pm: Mike Puma of the New York Post says while discussions are on-going between Wright and the Mets, negotiations are “stuck in neutral.”
Meanwhile, Andy McCullough of the Star Ledger also says negotiations between Wright and the Mets have continued, but nothing was imminent.
Nov. 1, 7:51 am: As of yesterday, neither Wright nor R.A. Dickey were close to agreeing to a contract, and “there remained a genuine possibility that Dickey could be traded instead,” according to Martino.
On Tuesday, Jon Heyman of CBS Sports said the Mets were currently negotiating with David Wright on a contract extension, but the negotiation process was going slowly.
The Mets exercised Wright and Dickey’s options for 2013 on Tuesday – they had until yesterday to execute Wright’s option and until tomorrow to execute Dickey’s option.
Michael Baron, MetsBlog.com:Posted Oct. 30: I’m still confident a deal will get done between both sides. I don’t think the fact negotiations are going slow is an indication it won’t get done. It’s presumably a very large contract extension, and those deals tend to have more complicated factors which need to be defined by both sides. Taking that into account, it was probably premature to tell the New York Post a deal could be worked out before the World Series, or even by the end of October. But if it gets done sometime in November, or even before the Winter Meetings, that’s fine too – it just needs to get done. The sooner this can be wrapped up, the better things will be for the team, for reasons ranging from the perception of the franchise to being able to project future payrolls and moving onto other immediate needs.
For Matthew Cerrone’s and Michael Baron’s thoughts on Dickey’s future, check out this post to MetsBlog from Wednesday.