Now, the Metropolitans are looking to make sure that Wright remains a Met for life.
CBSSports.com reports that the Mets are looking to sign Wright to a contract extension, and it's likely that deal will be in the neighborhood of $100 million, making him one of the game's highest-paid players. According to the report, the club has already reached out to Wright, and they've also spoken to pitcher R.A. Dickey, who may win the National League Cy Young in a few weeks.
Wright is already arguably the best player in franchise history. The 29-year-old had himself a fine season in 2012. He played in 156 games, hitting .306 with 21 home runs and 93 RBIs. His .391 on-base percentage fell short of only a career-high .416 in 2007, and Wright was an All-Star for the sixth time in his nine-year career.
Nationals third baseman Ryan Zimmerman could be the measuring stick for the Mets and Wright. The Washington third baseman recently signed a six-year deal worth $100 million.