In the wee hours of the morning, David Wright can sleep easy tonight.
All because he's now a hundred millionaire, and the highest paid New York Met in franchise history.
The All-Star third baseman has agreed to a brand new, seven-year contract extension with the Mets, worth in the ballpark of $140 million, according to Ed Coleman of WFAN.
Ed Coleman of WFAN reports that the Mets and David Wright agree to a seven-year extension.shar.es/67y3G— Record Sports (@TheRecordSports) November 30, 2012
Wright had yet another productive season as the cornerstone of the New York franchise, leading the Mets by batting .306, hitting 21 home runs and driving in 93 runs.
Having played for the Mets his entire career, a long-term contract is what Wright has been looking for for quite some time. He hit his 200th career home run this past season, and upped his career batting average to .301. If he can stay healthy, there may be a good chance that Wright can easily become the greatest hitter in franchise history.
The Mets picked up Wright's $16 million option in October after the previous five-year, $55 million offer wrapped up. The 30-year-old Wright was one of the few bright spots in what would be considered another disappointing season for New York, finishing with 74 wins and placing fourth in the NL East.