This from the fingers of Adam Rubin:
According to the report the deal is 6 years 100M, the same as Zimmerman and Longoria. The deal would begin following the 2013 season, which is already locked in at 16M. Thus the overall deal could be said as 7/116. Obviously this would be considered to be a very team-friendly deal which is why Rubin also reported that, “The offer is expected to be rejected by Wright’s reps.”
Interesting. Yesterday many of us wondered what the Longoria extension would mean for Wright. Myself, I did not think that the situations matched enough to be comparable. Due to Evan already being under contract for multiple years, Longoria’s deal actually carries him through 2022 or 2023 depending on the details. Wright only has one year remaining on his deal, a year that pays him 16M already. Assuming an increase and then at least 6 years, I don’t see anything less than 6/108 with most likely some type of option year; maybe two.
What this does mean, however, is that the Mets are far away from any 7/140 deal that has been rumored and with this as the starting point if Wright wants to remain a Met, then he won’t be asking for that either.
Like sands through the hour glass…