He's a 30 year old third baseman (at a position where decline happens most rapidly behind catchers) who will paid market value for the length of his contract.
That's about the best deal he will see and he takes all the risk next year if he turns it down. If he gets injured or has a bad season in 2013 his FA value drops dramatically (not to mention he is another year older)
He's not going to get Matt Kemp money (8yrs/160) so i don't see how 8 yrs 140 is not enough.
The Mets seem financially committed to him being a Met through the rest of his career with this offer.
I get the impression if Wright hesitates (and granted it could certainly be about more money because like you mentioned how often is it not?) his other main concern could be the direction of this team.
He has to be tired of all the losing.
Just get her done.
The Laws Of My Fist are About To Compel Your Teeth
Give him whatever it takes.
Anything to get Kranepool's name off all those Met's leaderboards.
Well didn't Dickey say that both him and David agree with the direction of the team? I don't take Dickey as someone who would lie.
Because if the team ponies up the cash for them, they'll like the direction the team is taking. If the team doesn't pony up the cash, they won't like the direction.
See how that works? See what I did there?
What do you expect these guys to say? If the Mets pay me what I'm worth, I'll sign? Tell you what though, it would be refreshing to hear.
Now the Zen master says, "We'll see."