David Wright's 2012 Topps Update All-Star card

David Wright’s 2012 Topps Update All-Star baseball card

As first reported by WFAN’s Ed Coleman while most of us were sleeping, David Wright and the New York Mets have agreed on a contract extension that will keep him in blue and orange through 2020 and likely ensure that he retires as a Met.

The Mets have not yet officially announced the deal, likely waiting to schedule a press conference for a more civilized hour. :-)

I’m not going to stress about the dollar figures, because we’ve already seen that the Mets will charge as much as they think the market will bear for seats. I’m just going to be happy that the best hitter developed by the Mets’ farm system will be sticking around to keep adding to his career records.

Now can I be greedy and ask for an outfield and a catcher too?

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I'm the former editor of a weekly community newspaper and current contributor to Hot Stove Baseball. I've been a New York Mets fan for most of my life and I've been blogging about them, minor league baseball, baseball cards and autograph collecting since 2007. Contact me at paul@randombaseballstuff.com

4 responses

  1. Freddy says:

    Its good to see a team sign someone long term who came up through the system.

    The Phillies did this with Cole Hamels last summer.

    There’s always a risk with long term contracts. Just ask the Yankees about A-Roid, AJ Burnett, and countless others.

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  2. It will finally be nice to have one significant Mets player finally play out his entire career in New York (assuming that actually does happen.) I mean, he’s certainly an improvement over life-time Met Ed Kranepool.

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  3. Will in Central NJ says:

    Indirectly related to the David Wright contract extension is the news on Monday morning that A-Rod will miss 4-6 months due to surgery on his left (previously uninjured) hip. With Wright in the fold, it means he wouldn’t hit the free agent market a year from now, and the Evil Empire won’t be able to get its hooks in him….

    Also, in Friday’s transactions column, I saw that the Lincoln Saltdogs of the American Assoication have signed, as manager, our old friend Ken Oberkfell. Good luck to him!

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    • Paul says:

      It doesn’t look like the Steinbrenner boys are willing to spend like their dad, otherwise Russell Martin wouldn’t be moving to Pittsburgh. I don’t expect the Yankees to be big free agent players again until some of their existing bad contracts – like A-Rod’s – run out.

      I did see the note about Ken Oberkfell signing with the Saltdogs, but I haven’t been finding much time to blog over the past few days. Hopefully things work out better for him out in the midwest.

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