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sacgiants1213
11-30-2012, 04:02 AM
wright's total deal is for $138M for 8 years, eddie reported. #mets

https://twitter.com/JonHeymanCBS/status/274422467378937856

Good for Wright and good for the Mets.

Rush
11-30-2012, 04:05 AM
Wow. That's a very good deal.

EDIT: Well I don't know if he'll earn that money when he's 37-38. But I guess the first several years makes up for it since I thought he might get a little more than that.

Buckwheat
11-30-2012, 04:13 AM
wow too much i think he shoulda gotten like 8/130 maybe 8/135 tops what a ripoff damn

dballss
11-30-2012, 04:19 AM
since bj got 15m per, wright at 17 is a bargain...8 years is only down part

Jeffy25
11-30-2012, 04:23 AM
I'm seeing that the 8th year is an option year

Jeffy25
11-30-2012, 04:23 AM
Big question will be how he ages. Third basemen don't age well.

metswon69
11-30-2012, 04:33 AM
He is the face of the Mets franchise.

This is where he belongs.

Cant worry about payroll implications as him and Niese are now the only two contracted players post 2013.

ciaban
11-30-2012, 04:35 AM
as far as how he will age, he can always move to first, as long as they can get like 6 years out of him at 3rd they should be fine.

ciaban
11-30-2012, 04:36 AM
now we know where hanley will negotiate from.

Halladay
11-30-2012, 04:48 AM
He'll still be good in 5 years IMO before we see a dropoff meaning, he's well worth this deal.

bklynny67
11-30-2012, 04:48 AM
7 yr extension for $122 million. Great team friendly deal.

BJ Upton gets $15mil/yr for hitting .240ish for 4 straight yrs..... Wright at this price is great considering the contracts players been getting these days.

AI
11-30-2012, 04:50 AM
It's actually a 7 year extension worth $122MM. Add in his 2013 salary and that's where you get 8/$138MM.

Great deal for the Mets and I always love when players stick with one franchise.

JOhnnyTHaJet
11-30-2012, 04:55 AM
Good for the Mets, their fans needed this.

ciaban
11-30-2012, 06:47 AM
so in two years hanley and pablo hit free agency, bet this is where they start the negotiation at.

ESaady
11-30-2012, 08:00 AM
Would the Mets ever consider moving DWright to 1B down the road?

Mell413
11-30-2012, 08:14 AM
As a Cubs fan this is disappointing, but as a baseball fan this is good. I wasn't really expecting the Mets to lose Reyes and Wright in back to back off seasons

Dugmet
11-30-2012, 08:22 AM
Would the Mets ever consider moving DWright to 1B down the road?

Is that an exit off the turnpike?

ESaady
11-30-2012, 08:24 AM
Nope. Just a question.

Fly
11-30-2012, 08:31 AM
7 yr extension for $122 million. Great team friendly deal.

BJ Upton gets $15mil/yr for hitting .240ish for 4 straight yrs..... Wright at this price is great considering the contracts players been getting these days.

I see you're failing to understand that Wright wasn't in free agency, Upton was.

TrueYankee
11-30-2012, 08:32 AM
He is the face of the Mets franchise.

This is where he belongs.

Cant worry about payroll implications as him and Niese are now the only two contracted players post 2013.

Dang is that true? Talk about a busy offseason...

HowFit
11-30-2012, 08:35 AM
big question will be how he ages. Third basemen don't age well.

x 2

HowFit
11-30-2012, 08:36 AM
As a Cubs fan this is disappointing, but as a baseball fan this is good. I wasn't really expecting the Mets to lose Reyes and Wright in back to back off seasons

True...

torontosports10
11-30-2012, 10:07 AM
Good for the Mets.

Teams are simply not letting their stars to get to FA anymore. Either sign them or deal them.

SenorGato
11-30-2012, 10:09 AM
Agreed with Mel. Awesome player for that franchise and just in general. Great talent...with great meaning what it should mean and not being watered down.

vtmet
11-30-2012, 10:53 AM
wow too much i think he shoulda gotten like 8/130 maybe 8/135 tops what a ripoff damn

he's going to average $17.25 Mil per season, and he was already due to earn $16 Mil in '13; so basically he's working the next 7 years without much of a raise (by MLB standards)...By comparison, BJ Upton is getting paid $15 Mil per season, and Upton isn't that good....

Yankee Clipper
11-30-2012, 10:56 AM
Good deal. He is the face of the franchise.

sager729
11-30-2012, 11:35 AM
Great deal for the Mets.

Nymfan87
11-30-2012, 12:10 PM
Seems right to me. I mentioned in the other thread how Wright wanted to be the highest paid Met of all time, and he got $500k more than Johan Santana did.

Sick Of It All
11-30-2012, 12:13 PM
Wright is on the decline, this was an awful deal.

Trade David Wrongz!

YoungStuna
11-30-2012, 01:07 PM
as far as how he will age, he can always move to first, as long as they can get like 6 years out of him at 3rd they should be fine.


Would the Mets ever consider moving DWright to 1B down the road?

He'll move to the OF if he can't play 3B. He's a good enough athlete to play the position.

metswon69
11-30-2012, 01:07 PM
Dang is that true? Talk about a busy offseason...

Yep unless they resign Dickey then they have 3.

Everyone else is arbitration eligible after next year.

Greedy22
11-30-2012, 01:10 PM
I see you're failing to understand that Wright wasn't in free agency, Upton was.

Upton was still overpaid :)

I like this deal for both sides.

Jeffy25
11-30-2012, 01:39 PM
now we know where hanley will negotiate from.

Except one is better than the other

nymetsrule
11-30-2012, 02:01 PM
Good for the Mets, their fans needed this.

Yes we did. :clap:

lvlheaded
11-30-2012, 02:35 PM
Heard in WFAN that the deal was structured for Wright to earn most of the money in the middle of the deal. Wright apparently asked for it that way specifically so the team could have flexibility this year and next to add to the team, and so that he didn't become a financial burden at the tail end of the deal.

Classy move by Wright looking out for the organization. Thank god this is wrapped up

Fred
11-30-2012, 02:37 PM
Can't stand the mets, but love DWright...good for him and the Mets....

MetsJets0809
11-30-2012, 02:40 PM
So glad David structured his contract like that. It's awesome. I think they'll add a solid OFer this year, and then sign one or two next offseason. With that, they'll definitely be able to compete in the NL

Mr. LA
11-30-2012, 02:52 PM
this is not true ..... I can't find this anywhere ... anyone got another link?

edit: Nevermind ... I found it

RangersMets
11-30-2012, 03:12 PM
Overpaid by 2 million, shoulda been 8/136

bagwell368
11-30-2012, 03:18 PM
If he stays at 3B the over/under on games played per year is about 114.

Jeffy25
11-30-2012, 03:40 PM
If he stays at 3B the over/under on games played per year is about 114.

Yeah.


I wonder how he will do compared to Rolen from ages 31-38

Rio40
11-30-2012, 03:42 PM
If he stays at 3B the over/under on games played per year is about 114.

He's been hurt twice in his career. Both freek accidents. Getting hit in the head with a Matt Cain fastball and fracturing his spine diving into I believe Fielder. He has been relatively healthy his entire career.


EDIT:

I would say he averages 150 games per year until 35 and 125 games after 35.

MetsFanatic19
11-30-2012, 03:43 PM
Thank the Lord above. Even if the Mets got a great package in return, it would just be devestating to see neither him or Reyes on the left side of the infield.

Rio40
11-30-2012, 03:45 PM
Yeah.


I wonder how he will do compared to Rolen from ages 31-38

Rolen played on astro turf in the first 7 years of his career. There is no way that didn't effect him in his later years.

ciaban
11-30-2012, 05:40 PM
Except one is better than the other
and one is a Short Stop, i think particularly if he and pablo hit free agency that will be the point they look at.

Overpaid by 2 million, shoulda been 8/136

true this.

metswon69
11-30-2012, 06:09 PM
Wright has been very durable considering the strenous nature of the position.

Aside from the back injury in 2011 and the freak wild pitch concussion from Matt Cain in 09 the injury tag is not applicable to describe Wrights career.

He will be 30 next year but I expect him to remain mostly healthy for the next 3- 4 years.

When he turns 35 that could be a completely different story.

Jeffy25
11-30-2012, 08:23 PM
Wright has been very durable considering the strenous nature of the position.

Aside from the back injury in 2011 and the freak wild pitch concussion from Matt Cain in 09 the injury tag is not applicable to describe Wrights career.

He will be 30 next year but I expect him to remain mostly healthy for the next 3- 4 years.

When he turns 35 that could be a completely different story.

Most 34 year old third basemen don't play full time either.


Only Brooks Robinson has more than 4 seasons with over 150 games played at third base from the age 31 on, and he was a freak, only 16 players have even played more than 2.


Knock it down to say 130 games.

Then Robinson has 8
Vinny Castilla, Gary Gaetti, Wade Boggs, and Ron Cey each have 6 seasons, and another 13 players have had 5 seasons.


Third basemen just do not age well, and they get hurt rather easily.

Beltrans Mole
11-30-2012, 08:40 PM
Great deal for both sides. Wright deserves every penny.

metswon69
11-30-2012, 08:53 PM
Most 34 year old third basemen don't play full time either.


Only Brooks Robinson has more than 4 seasons with over 150 games played at third base from the age 31 on, and he was a freak, only 16 players have even played more than 2.


Knock it down to say 130 games.

Then Robinson has 8
Vinny Castilla, Gary Gaetti, Wade Boggs, and Ron Cey each have 6 seasons, and another 13 players have had 5 seasons.


Third basemen just do not age well, and they get hurt rather easily.

Am on my phone.

Has Wright been comparably durable to this point in his career to the other guys you mentioned?

H-MYK
11-30-2012, 09:00 PM
Wright deal for the Mets. I couldn't resist.

But seriously, it was smart for the Mets to sign him, he's the face of the franchise.

Kashmir13579
11-30-2012, 09:01 PM
glad he's here longterm. Mets finally spending a bit of $. Good sign.

metswon69
11-30-2012, 09:14 PM
Nevermind..

FraziersKnicks
11-30-2012, 09:21 PM
:dance: Hope he's with us until he retires. Good deal for one of the best 3rd basemen in the league.

Jeffy25
12-01-2012, 12:04 AM
Am on my phone.

Has Wright been comparably durable to this point in his career to the other guys you mentioned?

yup

Wrench
12-01-2012, 12:25 AM
Like this deal to start, but the years is a killer. Deal will be bad in the last three years or so.

NYKNYGNYY
12-01-2012, 12:27 AM
Good for him and mets fans , he's a fan favorite

metswon69
12-01-2012, 12:45 AM
yup

Well thats a good sign at least.

I think the Mets might ask him to move to LF at some point or another considering his athleticism.

They have Wilmer Flores and Aderlin Rodriguez coming (Flores who can rake, and Rodriguez who has significant power)

They are both iffy at 3rd but i am guessing if they want to prolong Wright's effectiveness offensively they will have to look into making a move like that.

It didnt work well for Chipper but maybe it can work for David.

All I know is David could be a better LF now if they needed him to than the one we have currently (Duda) :(

IAmARanger18
12-01-2012, 01:17 AM
About damn time is all I have to say!

Leandres_sf
12-01-2012, 04:26 AM
Good deal for Wright and the Mets.

Citanoxeno
12-01-2012, 04:50 AM
mister injury prone got over paid

Leandres_sf
12-01-2012, 05:11 AM
150 games played in 6 of 7 seasons...

metswon69
12-01-2012, 05:35 AM
mister injury prone got over paid


150 games played in 6 of 7 seasons...

This..

What injury prone?

KingPosey
12-01-2012, 06:03 AM
Except one is better than the other

ya, Hanley better remember how to play baseball then, and then be even better than he was 4 years ago.

KingPosey
12-01-2012, 06:04 AM
Most 34 year old third basemen don't play full time either.


Only Brooks Robinson has more than 4 seasons with over 150 games played at third base from the age 31 on, and he was a freak, only 16 players have even played more than 2.


Knock it down to say 130 games.

Then Robinson has 8
Vinny Castilla, Gary Gaetti, Wade Boggs, and Ron Cey each have 6 seasons, and another 13 players have had 5 seasons.


Third basemen just do not age well, and they get hurt rather easily.
I dont think they should or would move David to 1B as his primary position, but as he ages they could spot start him at first to get more games out of him.

metswon69
12-01-2012, 06:10 AM
I dont think they should or would move David to 1B as his primary position, but as he ages they could spot start him at first to get more games out of him.

I think honestly he ends up in LF at some point with Wilmer Flores and Aderlin Rodriguez eventually coming.

He is athletic enough to play out there, it's just a matter of making the transition.

Wrigheyes4MVP
12-01-2012, 07:22 PM
Good deal for the Mets.

Its team friendly enough...a fair deal for both sides.

They needed to do this to stay relevant.

Rebuilding in baseball is overrated. The Mets need to resign Dickey, sign a decent right OF or two for relatively cheap, and somehow find a way to improve their last ranked bullpen.

The one thing they do have is a strong starting rotation if they resign Dickey. That is something to build from.

SenorGato
12-02-2012, 11:38 AM
http://www.fangraphs.com/blogs/index.php/the-mets-are-not-that-far-away/

From Saint FanGraphs.

Goes with another article Cameron wrote on losing on purpose...Two pieces I agree with, though the "don't lose on purpose" one moreso than this, but also this.

SenorGato
12-02-2012, 11:38 AM
Double.

Pinstripe pride
12-03-2012, 09:25 AM
and david wrights entire career will now officially be wasted

Rio40
12-03-2012, 09:50 AM
I'm glad they resigned him but in reality it doesn't make the team any better next year. We still don't have a single starting MLB outfielder on the team. Catcher is also very weak unless Thole somehow becomes the player he was expected to be.

When you have a top pitching staff in the major leagues and still lose 88 games it means your bullpen sucks, defense sucks and you can't hit at all.

Wrigheyes4MVP
12-03-2012, 10:23 AM
I'm glad they resigned him but in reality it doesn't make the team any better next year. We still don't have a single starting MLB outfielder on the team. Catcher is also very weak unless Thole somehow becomes the player he was expected to be.

When you have a top pitching staff in the major leagues and still lose 88 games it means your bullpen sucks, defense sucks and you can't hit at all.

Worst bullpen in the league last year.

That is the main source of the Mets issues right now.

Resigning Wright was a must if you have any plans to compete next season.

Rio40
12-03-2012, 10:48 AM
Worst bullpen in the league last year.

That is the main source of the Mets issues right now.

Resigning Wright was a must if you have any plans to compete next season.

How is the Bull Pen the main issue. There are 3 young pitchers who are ready for the majors in Mejia, Familia and Edgin. It's just a matter of are the Mets brass willing to put Mejia and Familia in the pen.

The Mets do not have an outfielder capable of starting in the Major Leagues. Duda can hit (minor league track record/2011) but can not play OF at all!
His defense def affected his offense last year. He needs to be traded to a team that needs help at 1B/DH.

Kirk has potential to be a very good 4th outfielder. Very good defense but lacks power for the corner and has decent speed but not fast enough to be play a great center field.

Wrigheyes4MVP
12-03-2012, 10:58 AM
How is the Bull Pen the main issue. There are 3 young pitchers who are ready for the majors in Mejia, Familia and Edgin. It's just a matter of are the Mets brass willing to put Mejia and Familia in the pen.

The Mets do not have an outfielder capable of starting in the Major Leagues. Duda can hit (minor league track record/2011) but can not play OF at all!
His defense def affected his offense last year. He needs to be traded to a team that needs help at 1B/DH.

Kirk has potential to be a very good 4th outfielder. Very good defense but lacks power for the corner and has decent speed but not fast enough to be play a great center field.

We had the worst BP in the league by far last year.

Last year, our BP was the main issue.

Can't compete with the worst BP in the league.

All 10 playoff teams last year had strong pens.

Offense wasn't anything to write home about last year, but the source of last year's issues was the pen.

Plus, we didn't have a "top tier" rotation last year either.

It was a very good rotation, but not "top tier". Maybe if Harvey pitches well for a full season, they bring back Dickey, and Wheeler gets called up...then maybe their rotation will be "top tier".'

But, I have a feeling the Mets might trade Dickey while the iron is hot. My emotions are mixed on this idea.

Either way, resigning Wright was a must for the now and the future if this team wants to compete.

Rio40
12-03-2012, 11:11 AM
We had the worst BP in the league by far last year.

Last year, our BP was the main issue.

Can't compete with the worst BP in the league.

All 10 playoff teams last year had strong pens.

Offense wasn't anything to write home about last year, but the source of last year's issues was the pen.

Plus, we didn't have a "top tier" rotation last year either.

It was a very good rotation, but not "top tier". Maybe if Harvey pitches well for a full season, they bring back Dickey, and Wheeler gets called up...then maybe their rotation will be "top tier".'

But, I have a feeling the Mets might trade Dickey while the iron is hot. My emotions are mixed on this idea.

Either way, resigning Wright was a must for the now and the future if this team wants to compete.


As I said Bull Pen was a big issue last year. Yet going forward they do have arms that can step in.

They don't have any outfielders capable of starting in the major leagues.

Wrigheyes4MVP
12-03-2012, 03:41 PM
As I said Bull Pen was a big issue last year. Yet going forward they do have arms that can step in.

They don't have any outfielders capable of starting in the major leagues.

Ok fair enough.

I disagree that we had a top rotation last season though.

The Mets barely had a top 10 rotation...arguably. I think based on starting rotation ERA the Mets actually ranked 11th best in the MLB. They did rank higher in other stats like WHIP and K:BB, but factor in the pitcher friendly ball park and that they play in a league with no DH....

If the Mets did have a top 10 rotation last year, it was barely.

My definition of a top rotation is when their rotation is so good that it can carry them to the playoffs even with issues everywhere else...or can at least carry them to 85 wins or something like that.

The Mets rotation was not at that level. Dickey was phenominal, Niese was very good, everything after that was mediocre at best.

Maybe if Harvey pitches well for an entire season and Wheeler gets called up and lives up to the hype...and we bring back Dickey....Then maybe we will have one of those nasty rotations...maybe.

Webslinger
12-03-2012, 03:47 PM
What an idiot. Who signs a long term deal with a team that is a perpetual loser and looks like they have absolutely no future.

Wrigheyes4MVP
12-03-2012, 03:56 PM
What an idiot. Who signs a long term deal with a team that is a perpetual loser and looks like they have absolutely no future.

He is loyal to his team. He grew up a Mets fan, came through our system as a Met, enjoyed a great 1st half of his career as a Met. Why not finish his career as a Met?

And maybe his team does have a future. You probably don't know jack **** about the Mets lol. They do have some nasty pitching prospects to add to an already good rotation, so they do have something going for them at least.

Rio40
12-03-2012, 04:19 PM
Ok fair enough.

I disagree that we had a top rotation last season though.

The Mets barely had a top 10 rotation...arguably. I think based on starting rotation ERA the Mets actually ranked 11th best in the MLB. They did rank higher in other stats like WHIP and K:BB, but factor in the pitcher friendly ball park and that they play in a league with no DH....

If the Mets did have a top 10 rotation last year, it was barely.

My definition of a top rotation is when their rotation is so good that it can carry them to the playoffs even with issues everywhere else...or can at least carry them to 85 wins or something like that.

The Mets rotation was not at that level. Dickey was phenominal, Niese was very good, everything after that was mediocre at best.

Maybe if Harvey pitches well for an entire season and Wheeler gets called up and lives up to the hype...and we bring back Dickey....Then maybe we will have one of those nasty rotations...maybe.

Fair point. The bullpen was awful and that def reflects the starting rotation. When you factor in inherited runs. The Mets starting staff would have looked much better if the bullpen was able to retire more inherited runners.

All I am really saying though is that they have the potential to fill some of their bull pen issues from within the organization.

The only potential starting caliber outfielder is Nimmo and hes 3-4 years away.

metswon69
12-03-2012, 04:48 PM
What an idiot. Who signs a long term deal with a team that is a perpetual loser and looks like they have absolutely no future.

Bait enough with a response like that?

The Mets have some of the better young SP in the game between Wheeler and Harvey (not to mention a minor league system full of good young arms).

If ownership commits any money to the team they can compete.

Jeffy25
12-03-2012, 06:08 PM
What an idiot. Who signs a long term deal with a team that is a perpetual loser and looks like they have absolutely no future.

There is this magical word called 'loyalty'

Not sure if you have ever heard of it.

Njdev759
12-03-2012, 08:54 PM
Big question will be how he ages. Third basemen don't age well.

He could always get moved to 1st base later in his career. He could probably play both corners well just like Miguel Cabrera did when Prince Fielder came to the Tigers. I'm sure they can fit David in somewhere

metswon69
12-03-2012, 08:57 PM
He could always get moved to 1st base later in his career. He could probably play both corners well just like Miguel Cabrera did when Prince Fielder came to the Tigers. I'm sure they can fit David in somewhere

Yep depending on what happens with Ike or possibly LF.

Wright has the athleticism for that position i believe.

ciaban
12-04-2012, 02:57 PM
There is this magical word called 'loyalty'

Not sure if you have ever heard of it.

to bad the organization's don't know what it is, they just use it as a sales pitch.

If a player doesn't show "loyalty" to his team or school he is perceived as greedy, but if a team doesn't show loyalty to it's players well that's just business.