Posted October 09, 2012

Report: New York Mets may offer $100M to David Wright


The Mets reportedly will offer David Wright a $100M contract. (Al Bello/Getty Images)

The New York Mets’ initial contract offer to third baseman David Wright is expected to be near $100 million, according to people familiar with the team’s thinking in a report from Jon Heyman of

The Mets are believed to have some flexibility as they intend to try hard to keep their biggest star. They are expected to give negotiations at least most of October before even considering a trade for Wright.

The Mets have reached out to Wright and star pitcher R.A. Dickey in recent days, and the club is focused for now on trying to sign both players to extensions.

Wright, a homegrown nine-year Mets veteran who hit .306 with 21 home runs and 93 RBIs in 2012, recently said he was extremely optimistic that he’d remain a Met.


He is a good one but 100M? I don't think the Mets will get 100M value out of Wright. He has proved that he can be a .300 hitter. But as a middle of the order guy, 20HR and 90RBI will be sufficent? Wright is like Magglio Ordonez, can hit well with below avg power as a 3-4th hitter. 100M will only work out if DW can produce 100RBI while maintaining the good avg.