Andy Martino of the New York Daily News is reporting this morning that the Mets have made what they call their “best offer” to star third baseman David Wright, and now all he has to is take it or leave it.
The 29-year-old Wright is entering the final year of a six-year extension he signed with the Mets in 2006. The proposed extension is for eight years and around $140 million. Wright has said he wants to play his whole career with the Mets, so an extension like this would probably do it.
According to Martino’s sources, the proposed extension is back-loaded, similar to the one that Jose Reyes signed last offseason with the Marlins.
Wright is a six-time All Star and has been the face of the New York Mets since he came up as a 21-year-old phenom in 2004. He is a career .301 hitter with 204 home runs, and also a two-time Gold Glove defender at third base.