The success or failure of the New York Mets' offseason basically comes down to two things. Are they able to sign star third baseman David Wright to a long-term extension, and are they able to keep cy Young Award winner R.A. Dickey in a Mets uniform? Here is the latest news about both players.
David Wright "50-50" to sign long-term contract extension with New York Mets this offseason - NYPOST.com
David Wright is taking his time ordering new business cards that include a Mets logo.
According to an industry source with knowledge of the discussions, Wright is a "50-50" proposition at best to sign a long-term extension with the Mets this offseason, as the two sides continue to negotiate a deal that would potentially allow the All-Star third baseman to finish his career in Queens.
The source said Wright is less than thrilled with the length of contract and amount of guaranteed money the Mets have offered. It could set up a game of chicken between Mets brass and Wright’s agents, Sam and Seth Levinson, heading to the winter meetings, which begin in two weeks in Nashville, Tenn.
If NY Mets are to trade NL Cy Young winner R.A. Dickey, they will expect a lot in return - NY Daily News
One high-ranking major league executive who spoke recently with Mets officials came away thinking that the team "would want a monster package for (R.A.) Dickey, and if they don’t get it, probably would not trade him."
Spring-training schedule released - Mets Blog - ESPN New York
The Mets will open spring-training play on Feb. 23 against the Nationals in Port St. Lucie. They also will play the Venezuelan World Baseball Classic