It has been reported by Ed Coleman of WFAN Radio in New York that the Mets and third baseman David Wright have come to terms on a seven-year, $122 million extension that will keep the All-Star and face of the franchise in New York.
There are sources confirming this deal, though things have not yet been confirmed by the Mets. Wright, who is in the final year of his existing contract, will make $16 million in 2013. The third baseman, who will turn 30 on December 20, will then make $122 million over the next seven years.
This deal is the most lucrative in the club’s history, as Wright’s new deal will be for $138 over the next eight years.
Wright who was drafted by the franchise in the 2001 First-Year Player Draft, grew up watching the Orange and Blue-made his Debut for his favorite team in 2004. Thus far David’s name is all over the record books, as he has taken over the franchise lead in hits (1,426), RBIs (818) and walks (616).
Once this deal becomes official, the next priority for the franchise’s list is deciding the fate of knuckleball pitcher R.A. Dickey, who also can become a free agent after next season.