The New York Mets officially exercised 2013 options for both third baseman David Wright and starting pitcher R.A. Dickey. Wright's option is for $16 million and Dickey's is for $5 million.
Wright and Dickey were the best two players for the Mets in 2012. Wright batted .306 with 21 home runs, 93 RBIs, and 91 runs. Dickey went 20-6 with a 2.73 ERA and 230 strikeouts; he also pitched three complete game shutouts during the season. The two players had the highest Wins Above Replacement of any Met; Wright had a WAR of 7.5 and Dickey 5.6.
Wright, 29, has been with the Mets since being called up in 2004 and has been an All-Star in six of the last seven seasons. Dickey, a 38-year-old knuckleballer, came over to New York in 2010 and had his best ever season in 2012. He is considered one of the top candidates to win the 2012 NL Cy Young Award. The Mets are still free to negotiate long-term extensions with both players.