David Wright Is Now Mets' All-Time RBI Leader: What Other Records Will He Break?

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David Wright Is Now Mets' All-Time RBI Leader: What Other Records Will He Break?
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David Wright slammed a two-run, go-ahead homer against the Miami Marlins last night to put the Mets ahead for good, and himself ahead of Darryl Strawberry as the franchise's all-time RBI leader.

In just about seven full seasons, Wright has knocked in 735 runners and is poised to become the first Met with 1,000 RBI.

But that depends on one thing, a big thing.

His contract.

Wright is signed through this season, and the Mets have a team option for 2013. Wright would be paid $16 million for that year if the team exercises it, or they can cop out and opt out with a $1 million buyout.

Or, the team could throw in for that extra year, but not offer an extension. According to Mike Mazzeo over at ESPN New York, Wright "reiterated to reporters Friday that he has had 'zero' talks with the Mets about a contract extension."

That would be a travesty, and, financial problems or not, a final insult to the fanbase after not even offering Jose Reyes a deal.

The Wilpons should sell the team before selling who will, undoubtedly, become the greatest offensive player in New York Mets history.

Better than Darryl Strawberry. Better than Jose Reyes. Better than Ed Kranepool. Better than Mike Piazza.

If an extension swings Wright's way, and he remains relatively healthy, he will become the franchise's all-time leader in just about every offensive category.

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