In the upcoming offseason, the Mets will have big decisions to make that will impact their future for years. The most pressing decision will be the probable re-signing of star third baseman David Wright.
Wright is currently in the final year of a six-year contract he signed back in 2006. He has a team option for 2013, which will almost certainly get picked up, but it would be in the Mets' best interests to sign him long term this offseason.
Wright will likely ask for a six or seven year contract worth at least $120 million. It would keep the 29-year old superstar in New York likely through 2018 or 2019. By then, he will be 35 or 36, respectively.
As the face of the franchise, Wright means everything to the Mets and their fans. He is arguably the best third baseman in baseball and could have a Hall of Fame career by the time he retires. He already holds numerous Mets franchise records and will own nearly all of them if he stays. Furthermore, he is a great spokesman for the team and loves New York City a lot.
Wright even grew up cheering for the Mets as a kid, so it makes a lot of sense that he would want to play his entire career as a Met. Hopefully, this will become a reality.
Wright though has refrained from discussing anything relating a new contract during the current season, so the discussions will begin immediately in the offseason. He is not guaranteed by any means to re-sign for sure, but there are some moves that could be made that would give Wright even more reasons to stay in New York.
Here are ten offseason moves the Mets can make in order to convince Wright to re-sign very soon.