The New York Mets offered third baseman David Wright a six-year, $100 million contract extension on Monday – identical to the one signed by Evan Longoria earlier in the day – but the veteran is "certain" to refuse the offer, reports Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports:
The standoff between the New York Mets and third baseman David Wright continues.
And for the team, the risk is only becoming greater. The Mets offered Wright a six-year, $100 million contract extension on Monday, according to major-league sources.
It is an offer that Wright is certain to refuse.
Signed through the 2013 season at $16 million, Wright is looking for a deal of seven years or more, according to Rosenthal’s sources.
The Mets and Wright made their initial offer/counter-offer two weeks ago, but discussions have at somewhat of a stalemate since then. It was reported last week that the chances of the two sides coming to an agreement now sit at 50/50.
The 29-year-old Wright hit .306/.391/.492 with 21 home runs in 156 games this past season, earning a spot on his sixth All-Star team. While his days of hitting 30 home runs appear to be behind him, Wright is still a force with the bat and plays stellar defense at third.