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Final offer from Mets to Wright

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08:09 AM ET 11.29 | Soon, the waiting may be over. The Mets have made what they consider to be their best offer to David Wright, and are awaiting a response from the third baseman's camp, according to baseball officials familiar with the negotiations. ... [The] Mets are willing to guarantee eight years and approximately $140 million. On Wednesday, Mets officials continued to say only that the process was "ongoing," and Wright's agents, Seth and Sam Levinson, did not respond to a request for comment. But league officials briefed on the talks revealed new information about the structure of the Mets' offer. Those sources said that the proposed extension was backloaded with a structure similar to the contract Jose Reyes got from the Marlins last winter.

New York Daily News

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November 29, 2012  09:58 AM ET

It will be interesting to see how this plays out.

November 29, 2012  10:12 AM ET

17.5 million / year average salary.....

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November 29, 2012  10:56 AM ET

Methinks at this point they are bidding against themselves.

November 29, 2012  11:44 AM ET
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Methinks at this point they are bidding against themselves.

They are bidding against being irrelevant....

November 29, 2012  12:15 PM ET

It's been like a stinkin' ghost town around here lately.

November 29, 2012  12:32 PM ET
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It's been like a stinkin' ghost town around here lately.

Turkey leftovers have put everyone into a coma?

That is probably a better offer than he will get from anyone else, but is Wright willing to sign on for what might be 8 years of losing? Even if the Mets farm isn't depleted, they are likely looking at anther 2 or 3 losing years.

November 29, 2012  01:51 PM ET

Agree, it depends on if Wright believes the Mets are going to be serious about putting together a decent team for the future. If the management hems and haws at it, he may go somewhere else. I am a Mets fan and hope he stays but would understand if he goes somewhere else if the owners become like the Royals, Pirates, etc....and do just enough to get by everyt year.

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November 29, 2012  03:21 PM ET

If he plays out this season, he probably would get similar money from The Yankees, the Mets if they don't sign him will trade him but would not receive Top Prospects or a significant player in return, unless he agrees to a Sign and Trade. It's a crapshoot, if Wright doesn't sign and has an outstanding season, he wins, if he has a bad season he loses, the Mets made him a generous offer, he should take it!

November 29, 2012  05:07 PM ET
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It will be interesting to see how this plays out.

its no use to sign a player WHO is 35 years old to a 8 years deal, where is the logistic point?he would be 43 years old by the time his contract is over, i mean just sign him for 5 years deal and avoid regrets in the future!!

November 29, 2012  05:08 PM ET
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They are bidding against being irrelevant....

everything is completely wrong,,, les years in the contract its adviceable!!!

November 29, 2012  05:09 PM ET
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less

less years in the contract its fair to both sides!!

November 29, 2012  05:28 PM ET

this mets mess would only get worse if you know what i mean,,,

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November 29, 2012  07:26 PM ET
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Trade him. Wright to the Sox for Middlebrooks and a prospect.

Middlebrooks is a prospect, how's Pedoria & a Prospect!!!

November 29, 2012  08:37 PM ET
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Middlebrooks is a prospect, how's Pedoria & a Prospect!!!

Middlebrooks was a prospect last year. He'll be the starting third baseman this year.

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November 30, 2012  01:19 PM ET

8yrs/$138 million for Wright.

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