Morning everyone. As Macy’s gets ready to soon start filling up their Thanksgiving Day Parade balloons with helium “According To Sources” continues to be filled with material to share as well. Today’s “According To Sources” comes courtesy of Mike Puma of the NY Post.
Puma writes that 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” and that “Wright is less than thrilled with the length of contract and amount of guaranteed money the Mets have offered.”
He also writes that a “team official said he was “not sure” if a contract extension for Dickey would guarantee the knuckleballer isn’t traded this winter.” Finally that a person familiar with the club’s negotiating tactics said that “Part of it is [COO] Jeff Wilpon tries to win every negotiation, he doesn’t go for the middle ground,” regarding the 2 sides (Wright & The Mets) being at a stalemate.
That is 3 different sources (industry source, team official and a person familiar with the club’s negotiating tactics) in 1 article if your keeping track.
According To Sources History
- 10/6/2012 – it’s conceivable Wright and Dickey will have new deals in place, at least in principle, by the time the World Series begins later this month.
- 10/9/2012 – The Mets are expected to open negotiations with an offer for somewhere in the neighborhood of $100 million for star third baseman David Wright.
- 10/10/2012 – David Wright’s camp intends to milk talks and draw things out until at least after the World Series, in hopes of reaching a better compromise at the last minute.
- 10/13/2012 – Mets could schedule a meeting and begin formal contract negotiations next week & it’s too early to tell if it’s still possible for either player to be signed this month.
- 10/25/2012 – Contract negotiations between the Mets and Wright & Dickey remain very preliminary and have not advanced to the point of talking years or dollars and they are still talking about when to really get talking.
- 11/6/2012 – The Mets are “not close” to a resolution with either Wright or Dickey.
- 11/7/2012 – Discussions regarding Dickey’s contract extension could see “a resolution before the month ends”.
- 11/8/2012 – Mets are not expressing the same optimism with R.A. Dickey in regards to “progressing, albeit slowly, in completing a long-term extension”.
- 11/8/2012 – Mets are “showing little interest in signing Dickey to extension” and are “discussing him in trades”.
- 11/9/2012 – Speculation that Dickey wanted a Oliver Perez type deal is “completely incorrect” and that a decision to sign or trade Dickey after the NL Cy Young winner is announced could be resolved pretty quickly”.
- 11/13/2012 – Mets made Wright an offer and Wright’s people have made a counter offer.
- 11/17/2012 – Mets plan to offer Dickey a two-year contract extension & if Dickey agrees to a 2 year extension he wants more than $10 million a year.
- 11/19/2012 – Mets “would want a monster package for (R.A.) Dickey, and if they don’t get it, probably would not trade him.”
- 11/20/2012 – “50-50” that Wright signs an extension and Wright is less than thrilled with Years and guaranteed money offered so far. At least one team official is “not sure” if Dickey agreeing to an extension is any guarantee he will not be traded this Winter. Finally that part of the reason for the stalemate between Wright & the Mets is because Jeff Wilpon tries to win every negotiation and doesn’t go for the middle ground.”