New York Mets Third baseman David Wright signed the richest contract ever in franchise history early this morning with an 8 year/ $140 million dollar contract, including next season which he was already signed for. Wright had been looking for an extension with the team, hopefully one that would allow him to retire as a Met. This contract would definitely allow that to happen. He will be 38 by the time the contract ends.
This past season he already became the franchise leader in hits, RBI, runs, walks and was selected to his 6th all-star game. Safe to say by the time he retires he will own every record for a Mets player. This is pretty much the only thing fans of the team have had to cheer for in a long time. As usual, the Mets were an embarrassment this past season and will most likely be a joke next year as well. The $140 million should cushion the usual fall from playoff contention every year. Full story after the jump.
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