In-season negotiation? Wright noncommittal

May, 15, 2012
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A year ago, Jose Reyes' agents indicated they did not want to discuss an extension in-season. Instead, they wanted Reyes to be able to focus on baseball, and they wanted the opportunity to test the free-agent waters.

Would David Wright take a similar tact -- no discussions whatsoever in-season -- if the Mets tried to initiate extension talks this summer?

Wright said he had not even thought about that scenario and was neither enthusiastic nor dismissive. It would be a somewhat different scenario than Reyes, in that the Mets approached the shortstop the summer before his free agency. Wright is under the team's control through 2013, with a team option for next season at $16 million.

Wright said the topic has not come up among him and his agents Sam and Seth Levinson and ex-Met Keith Miller.

"Honest to goodness, I haven't thought about it," Wright said. "I haven't talked to Sam or Seth or Keith about anything. That's something I've yet to think about or approach with anybody, because it hasn't been brought up. There's no answer to that because it hasn't been approached yet. I'd have to discuss that with Sam and Seth and come up with a plan first. But, like I said, there's nothing going on."
Adam Rubin has covered the Mets since 2003. He's a graduate of Mepham High School on Long Island and the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He joined ESPNNewYork after spending 10 years at the New York Daily News.
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