The New York Mets want to be a good baseball team, and that starts with their franchise players David Wright. There was some fear that Wright would be lost the way Jose Reyes was lost to free agency last season, but those fears can be put to rest as the Mets have given Wright the largest contract in franchise history.
After a lot of back and forth negotiating, Wright has secured a $122 million extension which makes his original deal worth a whopping $138 million which bests ace pitcher Johan Santana’s then record deal by roughly a half-million dollars.
More importantly the deal keeps Wright in New York through the 2020 season.
The deal is expected to be officially announced sometime on Friday, and while last season wasn’t really the best time to be a Mets fans, this weekend will likely top the entire season as a whole. Since being drafted by New York in 2001, Wright has been to six All-Star games, and has been more than just a solid contributor to the lineup.
While New York likely won’t be any good until probably 2015 at the earliest, but Wright is secured well into that era, and if the Mets want to return to the World Series, they’ll have the face of the franchise right there leading them.