The New York Mets announced on Tuesday that they have agreed to terms with All-Star third baseman David Wright on a new contract through 2020. Wright will be at the 2012 Baseball Winter Meetings for an 11:00 a.m. (CST) for a press conference tomorrow, which will be carried live on SNY and Mets.com
“I’d like to thank Fred Wilpon, Saul Katz and Jeff Wilpon for their commitment to me since I was drafted,” said Wright. “I’ve grown up in this organization and made life-long friendships with teammates, uniform personnel and front office staff. I’m grateful for the opportunity to finish what I’ve started and help bring the Mets and our fans a World Series title.”
Wright, who has worked his way into the Mets record books becoming the all-time leader in hits, runs scored, walks and RBI in 2012, will continue to cement his legacy for the team he grew up rooting for when he was a kid.
“We’re thrilled for the organization and our fans that David will be a Met for many years to come,” said Mets COO Jeff Wilpon. “As great a player as David’s been with us on the field – one of the greatest and most popular Mets ever – he’s been equally outstanding in the community.”
In his nine-years in Queens, Wright has a .301 batting average with 790 runs scored, 322 doubles, 19 triples, 204 homers, 818 RBIs and 166 stolen bases. His 204 homers ranked third in team history behind Darryl Strawberry (252) and Mike Piazza (220).
“I think it’s a great statement that David wanted to stay with the organization that drafted him,” said Mets Manager Terry Collins. “David is the leader of this team in the clubhouse, on the field and in the community.”