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David Wright is “extremely optimistic” about signing a contract extension with the Mets

David Wright

New York Mets third baseman David Wright throws out Chicago Cubs’ Joe Mather at first to end the seventh inning of a baseball game, Monday, June 25, 2012, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)


David Wright wants to be a Met for the rest of his career and thinks it’s going to happen. Jon Heyman reports:

Speaking of his chances to remain a Met long-term, Wright doesn’t even give a nod to the negotiating thing most of them do.

“I’m extremely optimistic,’' he said. “I’ve really enjoyed it here ... There’s not a single complaint that I have,’' Wright said. “(The Mets) drafted me as a kid. They developed me. They’ve given me an opportunity to make a living playing a game. There’s a tremendous amount of mutual respect. They’ve gone above and beyond.’'

Wright is hitting .311/.402/.501 with 17 homers and 79 RBI while playing a spiffy third base. I can’t see any reason why the Mets wouldn’t want him back and wouldn’t pay what the man deserves to make it happen.