NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — It seems the Mets have shifted their contract talks with David Wright from neutral to drive.
The team has made an offer to the All-Star third baseman, which was met with a counter-offer, according to Ken Rosenthal of FOXSports.com.
Terms were unknown, Rosenthal reported. But it’s a good sign for Mets fans who want their face of the franchise to remain in Queens.
Less than two weeks ago, the New York Post described negotiations as “stuck in neutral.”
Wright is slated to earn $16 million in 2013, though the Mets hope that number doesn’t hold. General manager Sandy Alderson has said his top offseason priority is locking up Wright and knuckleballer R.A. Dickey, who could be traded if a deal can’t be reached.
The Dickey talks “are not as advanced as those with Wright,” Rosenthal reported.
“It’s to go through the process with Sandy and…
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