The two sides are reportedly some distance apart in contract negotiations, leading some to believe that the Mets have no better than a 50-50 shot at inking David Wright to an extension.
The chances that the New York Mets and All-Star third baseman David Wright can come to terms on a new contract extension this winter are no better than 50-50, according to Mike Puma of the New York Post. Wright is reportedly seeking at least seven years and $125 million, and he is "less than thrilled" with the length and amount that the Mets have offered.
Mets' General Manager Sandy Alderson has said that he would like to be clear about the statuses of both Wright and pitcher R.A. Dickey leading up the Winter Meetings at the beginning of December. It is rumored that if the team cannot work out extensions with their star players, they could look to trade them in order to fill the many holes in the roster.
The 30-year-old Wright has been in the Mets' organization since he was drafted in 2001. 2012 saw a return to form for the Gold Glove winner and All-Star, as he hit .306/.391/.492 with 21 home runs and 91 RBIs. He finished sixth in MVP balloting. The Mets exercised their club option on Wright for 2013 worth $16 million on Oct. 30.