"There's enough progress, anyway, that no trade talks involving Wright are on the horizon, and the Mets will instead continue to talk to Wright and his representatives exclusively," Knobler explains.
Knobler says optimism remains the two sides will eventually come to terms on a new contract.
10:26 pm: The more and more I hear from people at the GM Meetings, and the more I hear from team insiders, and the more I read the tea leaves, the more I get the feeling these two sides have already discussed numbers and are cool with what it will take to get a deal done. I'm not saying they've agreed to anything, necessarily, but knowing the two sides met in Virginia last week, and hearing so much about R.A. Dickey today, I believe Wright, his agents and Sandy Alderson might already be seeing eye to eye and it's just a matter of time before they put it in ink.
I won't be totally confident about the situation until the deal is official. But I'm not any more concerned a deal might not get done just because the negotiations have been reportedly stagnant. One thing we've learned - especially with the Jason Bay situation - is this front office is incredible at keeping their business to themselves and not letting things get out. It's fair to question the situation, considering who the player is and no deal appears to be imminent, but there's no way to really know where they stand in the process.
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Contract: Wright just completed the final year Wright of a six-year, $55 million contract he signed during the 2006 season. The Mets exercised their $16 million club option for 2013, and can become a free agent after next season.
- Nov. 8: Sandy Alderson recently visited with David Wright at his home in Virginia, he told reporters at the GM Meetings.
- Oct 30: Jon Heyman of CBS Sports says the Mets are currently negotiating with David Wright on a contract extension, although progress on a new deal has been slow between the two sides.
- Oct 27: Joel Sherman of the New York Post says “ten officials” outside the Mets organization believe if the Mets offer David Wright a seven-year, $127 million contract extension, in addition to his $16 million option for 2013, that should be enough to convince him to stay with the Mets.
- The Mets remain in preliminary talks with Wright about possible contract extensions, according to Andy Martino of the Daily News.