|Mets have to make the Wright Move|
David Wright told Mike Puma in the Post he's "optimistic" he will remain a Met long term. But, Wright added -- which consistently has been the case -- that it's ultimately about the opportunity to win. Wright said he won't negotiate during next season either. So essentially he signs an extension this offseason, or he's headed to free agency after the 2013 season, at which point the Mets really will be competing for his services.
“You want to be able to win, and I’ve only experienced a little bit of that here,” Wright told Puma. “In a perfect world, we get this thing turned around and going in the right direction and ultimately I get to experience the bad, the ugly and the good here, which includes winning. ... We’ve taken a baby step in the right direction and I still think there’s a long way to go before you can say that we’ve kind of turned that corner where I think that we will. ... Coming up through the system, I have a tremendous amount of loyalty to this organization. I can’t tell you what the future holds, but I’m hoping -- optimistic -- that something will get done.”
R.A. Dickey, like Wright, is under team control for 2013 through an option. The Mets have a $5 million team option for next season on Dickey. “Nothing with respect to 2013 rides on what we do with those two players,” Sandy Alderson told Andy McCullough in the Star-Ledger, while adding: “Their situations will be at the top of our list. But if we have to exercise options, we have to exercise options.”