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BrooklynRedz
08-06-2006, 05:25 PM
6 yrs -- $55mil.

KronoRed
08-06-2006, 06:17 PM
Smart deal.

ochre
08-06-2006, 07:25 PM
I thought this was going to be a body art thread.

Falls City Beer
08-06-2006, 07:26 PM
Great deal.

NJReds
08-06-2006, 08:07 PM
With a club option for 2013.

Joseph
08-06-2006, 08:10 PM
Put me in the 'too soon' camp.

deltachi8
08-06-2006, 08:24 PM
smart move.

Its always a gamble, but on a kid like that, i'll take that gamble each and every time.

JaxRed
08-06-2006, 08:25 PM
Not a good deal. Essentially what the Mets did was allow him to win arbitration for the next six years. A good deal would have both sides sacrifice something.

All the risk is on the Mets side, the best they can hope for is to break even.

Falls City Beer
08-06-2006, 08:34 PM
Put me in the 'too soon' camp.

People said the same thing about Dunn.

Cedric
08-06-2006, 08:43 PM
People said the same thing about Dunn.

People said the same thing about Kevin Maas. :)


Good signing though. Wright certainly has the tools and he's got no pressure on that team.

vaticanplum
08-07-2006, 01:04 AM
When was he due for free agency? He would have commanded a fortune, even with a couple of potential seasons that don't quite live up to this one. Happy-hitting good third basemen are not a dime a dozen. I think it's a great deal; he's obviously very good, he works hard so will hopefully be a fairly low injury risk, and the fact that he's about 12, came up through their farm system and is reportedly very good natured means a lot in the clubhouse. It's not without risk, but they've got the money so it's a risk they can afford.

cincyinco
08-07-2006, 05:54 AM
So let me get this straight... When Cleveland locks up their young talent, they're smart - but when NY does it at a NY price that they can afford, they're foolish? Locking up Reyes and Wright are two great moves IMO. Talk about a good left side of the infield.

BrooklynRedz
08-07-2006, 09:03 AM
This has the potential to be the most valuable contract in the league for years to come. And a guy like Edwin should feel much better about himself.

RedsManRick
08-07-2006, 10:06 AM
I like the prinicipal of buying out somebody's arb years if for nothing else than guaranteed costs. However, what's the point of signing them through arb if you don't get a discount? It would be a few years before he reached the 9 million level and I doubt the years after that would make up the difference. Plus, there has to be some hesistation about giving ANY player six years, simply due to the possibility of major injury.

dabvu2498
08-07-2006, 10:18 AM
Can you imagine him going to arb with an MVP award in his back pocket??? (Has an arb. eligible player ever won an MVP award?)

Good sign by the Mets.

REDREAD
08-07-2006, 04:26 PM
Great move.

And I don't think the club has to force the player to give up something in order to win.

After Wright plays out those 6 years, he might remember the Mets faith in him and be more inclined to stay a Met (in contrast to some players that can't wait for FA to sell themselves to the highest bidder).

We can expect baseball revenues and salaries to continue to rise. Heck, 9 million/year might be a steal in 2012 or 2013.

StillFunkyB
08-07-2006, 08:52 PM
DWright is one of my favorite non-Red players.