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.
Wright, who is under contract for $16 million in 2013, prefers a deal of seven years or longer, sources say.
OK, here’s the thing: Our boredom with the baseball offseason shouldn’t have any impact on the way the Mets approach contract extensions with David Wright and R.A. Dickey. Luckily, the Mets don’t seem to operate that way. If they did, and they rushed to get deals done to appease impatient fans, we’d have something to talk about for, like, two days. But then we’ll have something else to talk about three or four or seven years from now when we realize the Mets promised far too much money to players too late in their careers because the Jets sucked and the offseason is long and everyone just got antsy.
Which is to say that I just don’t care at all about the sausage-factory stuff in the Mets’ negotiations with either player. I don’t fault Rosenthal for reporting it, obviously. I just don’t think it’s particularly productive or necessary to freak out about reports of the Mets’ first offer to Wright, since nowhere in the report did Rosenthal suggest it’s the Mets’ final offer to Wright.
We will know if the Mets and Wright (and Dickey) can come to mutually agreeable terms when they announce the contract extension. If it becomes clear it’s never happening, or if the Mets trade either or both of their stars, then we can all something something. But it’s still November. November.