Mets’ David Wright: No contract talks during season
Earlier this week New York Mets general manager Sandy Alderson confirmed to Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com that he planned to talk contract extension with third baseman David Wright before the end of the season.
However, Wright, who is in the final year of his deal (although the team has a $16 million option for 2013), told Ed Coleman of WFAN during Friday night’s pregame show that he would not entertain contract talks during the season because he didn’t want them to become a distraction.
Moreover, Brian Costa of the Wall Street Journal tweets that Wright has already informed the Mets of his stance not to negotiate during the season.
Wright entered Friday’s game against the St. Louis Cardinals batting .365 with five home runs and 30 RBIs, plus a robust OPS of 1.028.