Let the posturing continue.
The Mets current seven-year, $124 million offer to David Wright is believed to be their final offer, and it is back-loaded in a way that is similar to last year’s deal between the Marlins and Jose Reyes, Andy Martino of the Daily News reported this morning.
Though it is not know how Wright’s deal is structured, Cot’s Baseball Contracts says Reyes will earn $10 million the first two years of his current deal, then $16 million in 2014 and $22 million each of the last three seasons.
According to Martino’s sources, the Mets are now waiting for a response from Wright.
“I think both parties want this to work,” one rival executive familiar with the situation told Martino. “They’re not going to let this break down over details.”