"As a representative of the organization, as somebody who is not only available, but always positive and wanted to be a Met - those are very important considerations. That doesn't even get to his performance on the field. So there are lots of reasons why David has been resigned. No, an eight year contract is not something we would typically do. But at the same time, if there's anyone deserving of an eight year contract - in New York, with the Mets - it is, and has been David Wright."