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Mets giving Reyes money to Wright?

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08:22 AM ET 10.26 | David Wright may well be on the verge of becoming baseball's next $100-million man. [Wright] and the Mets have been engaged in contract talks, though a person with knowledge of the discussions said the sides have yet to exchange dollar figures. Mets principal owner Fred Wilpon, who attended Game 2 of the World Series in San Francisco Thursday night, acknowledged that the sides have been talking. However, he stopped short of offering specifics. ... A rival general manager said the Mets likely will need to give Wright a deal comparable to the one signed by former teammate Jose Reyes . Last winter, the Marlins lured the former Mets shortstop with a backloaded six-year deal worth $106 million.

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October 26, 2012  09:06 AM ET

4@60 sounds more like it . Wright is a solid player but the thought of him having re-occuring back problems should turn a lot of teams off from forking out 100 mill.

October 26, 2012  09:39 AM ET
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4@60 sounds more like it . Wright is a solid player but the thought of him having re-occuring back problems should turn a lot of teams off from forking out 100 mill.

Not sure 4 years is gonna get it done...

He's turning 30 in December, and as far as the back issue, he's played 140+ games every year except 2011 & his call up year (including very solid numbers in 156 games last year).

I'd think 5 minimum with some kind of option for the 6th - and that 6th year would make it over $100M (save face for the Mets, even though they can get out of it :-)

October 26, 2012  09:41 AM ET

You have no choice Mr. Owner but to sign him because he is the face of your franchise, and also show your fans you are serious about trying to built a winning team.

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October 26, 2012  11:00 AM ET

Last winter, the Marlins lured the former Mets shortstop with a backloaded six-year deal worth $106 million.

Yeah, and how did that work out for them?

October 26, 2012  11:17 AM ET

Wright's best years are behind him.

October 26, 2012  12:00 PM ET
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wright should get more than reyes...he is a better player

Right, David wright should get more tHan reyes, but WHO knows what to expect. from the mets any Mo
RE? Remember this mets were dry financially starting last year, so they may don't. Have the right amount for David wright!!??:-)

October 26, 2012  12:19 PM ET
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Not sure 4 years is gonna get it done...He's turning 30 in December, and as far as the back issue, he's played 140+ games every year except 2011 & his call up year (including very solid numbers in 156 games last year). I'd think 5 minimum with some kind of option for the 6th - and that 6th year would make it over $100M (save face for the Mets, even though they can get out of it :-)

I think you are about right. Add to that how difficult it is to find good hitting/good fielding 3B, other clubs will bid pretty high for him. The Mets will need to make a credible offer to keep their fans from rebelling.

October 26, 2012  04:06 PM ET

Wright should sign with a winner: Cincy, Braves, or Nats and get a ring. He'll be forgotten if he stays with Muts or Mets.

October 26, 2012  04:07 PM ET

David do yourself a favor, sign with a contender like Cincy, Nats or Braves. You'll be a forgotten player if you stay with the Muts or Mets.

October 26, 2012  06:26 PM ET
QUOTE(#5):

Not sure 4 years is gonna get it done...He's turning 30 in December, and as far as the back issue, he's played 140+ games every year except 2011 & his call up year (including very solid numbers in 156 games last year). I'd think 5 minimum with some kind of option for the 6th - and that 6th year would make it over $100M (save face for the Mets, even though they can get out of it :-)

How about 5/$80M?

October 26, 2012  08:11 PM ET

Two years deal for David wright should give the mets financial freedom to add another pitcher or solid consistent hitter!!!

October 26, 2012  08:15 PM ET
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How about 5/$80M?

About two years 20 million deal? The mets need extra flow of cash to sign another needed players,,,,

October 26, 2012  08:52 PM ET

David Don't Sign anything, play the year out and then go to free Agency!!!

 
October 27, 2012  07:18 AM ET
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David do yourself a favor, sign with a contender like Cincy, Nats or Braves. You'll be a forgotten player if you stay with the Muts or Mets.

Uh, besides a very brief one-and-done playoff appearance, what have those teams won?

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