The financially-struggling Mets just signed David Wright to the richest contract in team history. The New York Yankees just lost starting catcher Russell Martin to the Pittsburgh Pirates. What the heck is going on here?
Heyman reports that talks between the organization and their six-time All-Star are "back and forth." However, if the Mets did offer Wright a deal between $135-140 million, it clearly puts the ball in his court, as those are numbers the 29-year-old was looking for.
The re-signing of Wright is the franchise's biggest priority this offseason, and it would like to get it done before the MLB Winter Meetings begin on Monday.
Last year, Wright had one of his best seasons ever hitting .306 with 21 home runs, 93 RBI and 91 runs scored. It was a nice bounce-back season after he was limited to just 102 games in 2011. Wright has been with the Mets for all of his nine seasons in the majors.