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The Wright stuff: Mets keep their man with eight-year deal

WrightWhile most of New York was sleeping, the Mets and representatives of David Wright apparently were not. And neither was veteran beat writer Ed Coleman of flagship radio station WFAN Radio. Shortly before 3 a.m., Coleman broke the story that the Mets and star third baseman David Wright have come to an agreement on a long-term extension.

In the last few hours, the story has been confirmed by Mets beat writers with more details revealed. The Mets and Wright have ripped up his 2013 option and put next season into the new deal, making it worth eight years and $138 million (Wright apparently wanting to slot just above Johan Santana's $137.5M deal).

It's the largest deal in Mets history, points out Adam Rubin on ESPNNY.com.

The Mets had to keep Wright to have any shred of credibility with their fans. And with the All-Star Game coming to Citi Field next July, it would have been a huge embarrassment to have Wright -- the face of the franchise -- in another team's uniform.

Next up for the Mets: A new deal with Cy Young winner R.A. Dickey or, perhaps, a trade of the 38-year-old at next week's Winter Meetings in Nashville.

---Mike Harrington
Twitter: @BNHarrington 
Photo: Associated Press 

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Mike Harrington

Mike Harrington

Mike Harrington, a Canisius College graduate who began his career as a News reporter in 1987, has covered the Buffalo Bisons since 1992 and Major League Baseball since 1995. A member of the Baseball Writers' Association of America, Harrington has reported on more than 30 MLB postseason series — including every game of the World Series in this century — and all three of the Bisons' championship runs in their modern era. He is a connoisseur of the famous Stadium Mustard at Cleveland's Progressive Field.

@BNHarrington | mharrington@buffnews.com


Amy Moritz

Amy Moritz

Amy Moritz, a native of Lockport, has covered the Bisons for The Buffalo News since 2002. She has a bachelor’s degree in journalism/mass communication from St. Bonaventure University and a master’s degree in humanities from the University at Buffalo. An endurance athlete, she has completed several triathlons, half marathons and marathons.

@amymoritz | amoritz@buffnews.com

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