Mets confident they will retain David Wright beyond 2013

In his column for the New York Post, Joel Sherman said the Mets remain confident they can retain David Wright beyond 2013.

According to Sherman, the Mets confidence stems from a more secure financial outlook thanks to the Bernie Madoff case being settled, their strong relationship with Wright’s representatives, and Wright maintaining his desire to remain with the Mets beyond his current deal.

With that said, Sherman writes “Wright’s return to elite status this year means the Mets have to expect to pay well north of the six-year, $100 million extension Washington gave to Ryan Zimmerman in February.”

Wright is in the final year of a six-year, $55 million contract he signed during the 2006 season. However, the team holds a $16 million option for 2013, which Wright can choose to void if he’s traded.