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According to the WSJ:
Hat-tip to MLBTR for the link.
5/13/2012-11:26pm at 11:26 pm (UTC -4)
lets get it done soon. mainly because I don’t want to be seeing endless articles and speculation (not to mention blog comments) about it.
still early enough that they should be able to work out something sane and comfortable for both sides. remember, if the Mets sign him 7/1, they are assuming a full 1.5 years of all the risk that they did not have to. So that insurance has to be worth something to Wright (the infamous hometown discount)
So ballpark it as 5/90-100 added onto his option? Say 5/90 which makes it really 6/106. With the Mets absorbing all the risk that Wright gets hurt or tails off by the end of 2013. Keeps him a Met until age 35. Add an option that gives the team some protection if you want.
Just seems to me that it is a realistic deal given all the factors and uncertainty about the future. And I would strongly suspect that Wright would take it, since it is a boatload of money, and it would eliminate the distractions, etc. that he will have to live with. Plus of course, he gets to stay a Met (his choice) so no worries about getting traded someplace nasty.
And unlike reyes, I really do think Wright wants to stay on the team.
5/14/2012-7:21am at 7:21 am (UTC -4)
Git Er Dun!
5/14/2012-8:12am at 8:12 am (UTC -4)
This should get done and the sooner the better.
Reading the MLBTR story I’m seeing one of the reasons they expect to get this done is b/c – unlike Reyes who was going to the highest bidder – they believe they can work this out with Wright b/c they believe he’ll give a hometown discount.
You know……he might very well but to expect that? If I was Wright, I’d be kind of pissed off at that. This will probably be his last shot for what will be the highest contract he can expect in his career. The Mets better not low ball him on this offer. Small hometown discount…sure. Some low offer? Bah.
It’s going to come down to how serious are they really for wanting to retain him.
5/14/2012-9:19am at 9:19 am (UTC -4)
I think that some of that is also the Jeter thing. He most likely will get the best offer from the Mets because of what else he means to the team above and beyond the field. If he goes to Colorado, they are not paying him for that. They already have Tulo and Cargo for that.
5/14/2012-9:28am at 9:28 am (UTC -4)
I don’t really see a discount. Maybe a better way to put it is, he will sign with the mets for realistic fair market value, not what some desperate team might throw out there to blow everyone else out of the water.
Also, the real discount to sign now comes from risk mitigation (IOW, insurance). he he signs 7/1, the Mets assume all the risk of injury or decline thru the end of 2013 (when he would otherwise become a FA). And you have to pay for insurance.
if the mets are told they have to pay crazy (A rodish) money now, why bother? Then can always do that a year and a half from now, without taking on the risk that they get stuck with a lemon.
and Wright has made a bunch on this contract, and apparently a whole lot more off the field, so trying to eek out every last sheckle in 2018 may not be the primary focus.
5/14/2012-9:33am at 9:33 am (UTC -4)
5/14/2012-9:34am at 9:34 am (UTC -4)
I think it just isn’t cut and dry which is why starting negotiations now is a good thing. It lets both sides know where they stand.
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