David Wright told WFAN’s Ed Coleman that he will not discuss a contract extension with the New York Mets during the season, according to Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports.
David Wright told WFAN's Ed Coleman on #Mets' pre-game show that he will NOT discuss contract during season. Talks in off-season only.— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) June 1, 2012
Wright is in the final guaranteed year of his current contract, the six-year, $55 million extension he signed in August of 2006. Beyond this season, the Mets hold a $16 million team option for Wright which includes a $1 million buyout.
Mets general manager Sandy Alderson recently indicated that he was planning on offering Wright a contract extension in the near future. Mets brass seemed to support this decision despite Fred Wilpon’s description of Wright as a good kid and player but not a superstar last May.
After a down 2011, Wright has returned to superstar form this season. Over his 172 at-bats, Wright has maintained a line of .366/.469/.570 with 24 extra-base hits and 31 RBIs. Wright, 29, is a career .303/.383/.510 hitter and hit 25-plus home runs and 100-plus RBIs five times from 2005 through 2011.