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Does any Mets fan expect to win again ever anyway?
until they non-tendered Pelf
Adding $20M on the back of that is an overpay, but it's not a horrific one. Wright is indeed really good, and it's at least conceivable that he's put his recent struggles behind him and projects as a 5-6 win MVP candidate rather than a 4-win star.
It doesn't seem like the back injury is the kind of back injury that will flare up again (am I wrong on this? I don't know this for sure).
It's kind of scary to give a huge long term contract to a guy like that.
Perhaps I am being to hard on him as last year looked an awful lot like his prime 2005 - 2008 years, but from 2009 - 2011, I don't think anybody had a good idea as to what David Wright was as a player. It's kind of scary to give a huge long term contract to a guy like that.
Do any of those feel like safer bets, even at fewer dollars?
In my mind, the question is this: would I give $20M a year to Wright going into the 2015 season, when he'll be 32? Or could the team be improved in other ways, using both the prospects a Wright deal would net, and the extra payroll flexibility down the line?
If the Mets are back to their expected place in terms of revenue by 2018-2020, Wright's deal won't matter. If the Mets are not, Wright's deal won't matter.
Perhaps I am being to hard on him as last year looked an awful lot like his prime 2005 - 2008 years, but from 2009 - 2011, I don't think anybody had a good idea as to what David Wright was as a player.
According to Ed Coleman of WFAN 660, the Mets have signed third baseman David Wright to a seven-year, $122 million contract extension, the biggest in franchise history. The contract makes Wright a Met until 2020 — and quite possibly a Met for life.
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