Today at the GM Meetings, Sandy Alderson told reporters he recently visited with David Wright at his home in Virginia, and said contract negotiations were progressing.
Alderson said they are mainly talking dollars and cents right now.
Michael Baron, ContributorAs I’ve said, the language from both sides indicates there is strong mutual interest to get a deal done. But it’s not reasonable to set a timetable on it, nor is it reasonable to think the Mets can snap their fingers and get a new deal done. The Mets have publicly stated they intend to handle Wright’s contract situation different than that of Jose Reyes last winter – considering how that turned out, their words are encouraging. But actions speak louder than words, especially as they try and change the perception of the state of the franchise.
Previous updates on David Wright...
Contract: Wright just completed the final year Wright of a six-year, $55 million contract he signed during the 2006 season. The Mets exercised their $16 million club option for 2013, and can become a free agent after next season.
- Oct 30: Jon Heyman of CBS Sports says the Mets are currently negotiating with David Wright on a contract extension, although progress on a new deal has been slow between the two sides.
- Oct 27: Joel Sherman of the New York Post says “ten officials” outside the Mets organization believe if the Mets offer David Wright a seven-year, $127 million contract extension, in addition to his $16 million option for 2013, that should be enough to convince him to stay with the Mets.
- The Mets remain in preliminary talks with Wright about possible contract extensions, according to Andy Martino of the Daily News.