NCAA

Wright's contract to be paid by Mets through 2025

Wright's contract to be paid by Mets through 2025

NEW YORK (AP) David Wright will have to wait until 2025 to receive all the money from his $138 million, eight-year contract with the New York Mets.

The deal includes $15.5 million in salary that is being deferred without interest. The money is to be paid in equal installments of $3.1 million each June 30 from 2021-25.

Wright's previous contract called for him to make $16 million next season, and the All-Star third baseman's 2013 salary was reduced to $11 million, of which $3 million will be deferred. That means the Mets will have an $8 million cash savings next year.

Wright makes $20 million in each of the following five seasons, with $2.5 million deferred each year. His salary drops to $15 million in 2019 and $12 million in 2020.

A six-time All-Star who turns 30 on Dec. 20, Wright would get $500,000 if he wins the NL MVP, $1 million for his second MVP award and $1.5 million for his third or more. He would get $200,000 if he finishes second through fifth in the voting.

He gets $100,000 bonuses for making the All-Star team, finishing with the most votes among NL players, earning a postseason MVP or player of the year award from Sporting News or Baseball America, winning a Gold Glove, winning a Silver Slugger and earning a Hank Aaron award.

Wright would get $150,000 if he's the league championship series MVP and $250,000 if he's the World Series MVP.

He also has provisions for two awards that don't currently exist: $150,000 for division series MVP and $100,000 for Associated Press MVP or Player of the Year.

Wright will donate 1 percent of his base salary to the New York Mets Foundation, and the charities will be jointly chosen by him and the team.

Many details in Wright's contract were first reported by Espn.com.

VCU loses fourth consecutive game to St. Louis

vcu_usat.jpg
USA TODAY Sports Images

VCU loses fourth consecutive game to St. Louis

ST. LOUIS -- Javonte Perkins had 25 points as Saint Louis topped VCU 80-62 on Friday night.

Hasahn French had 18 points for Saint Louis (19-8, 8-6 Atlantic 10 Conference). Terrence Hargrove Jr. added 11 points. Jordan Goodwin had 10 points.

Marcus Santos-Silva had 11 points for the Rams (17-10, 7-7), who have now lost four consecutive games. De'Riante Jenkins added 10 points.

Saint Louis plays Saint Joseph's at home on Wednesday. VCU faces UMass on the road on Wednesday.

Click here to download the MyTeams App by NBC Sports. Receive comprehensive coverage of your teams and stream Capitals and Wizards games easily from your device.

MORE NCAA NEWS

 

Quick Links

Tristan Thompson calls Bradley Beal one of the best shooting guards in the league

Tristan Thompson calls Bradley Beal one of the best shooting guards in the league

Cavaliers center Tristan Thompson spoke with reporters after the team's victory over the Wizards Friday night, praising Bradley Beal, who was snubbed from All-Star consideration this season despite averaging nearly 30 points-per-game.

The Cavaliers held the Wizards to just 21 points in the fourth quarter, and Thompson said their main focus was neutralizing Beal.

"The Wizards are really good offensively when they are making their runs," Thompson said postgame. "Bradley Beal is an All-Star in our league. One of the top-three two-guards in our league right now, so we were just trying to make it tough for him."

Beal finished the night with 26 points, but struggled from the floor. Beal shot 9-for-28 from the floor and the Cavaliers' stingy defense was clearly a factor.

Beal and the Wizards will have a chance to get back on track on Sunday night at Capital One Arena when they host the Chicago Bulls for the final time this season.

Click here to download the MyTeams App by NBC Sports. Receive comprehensive coverage of your teams and stream Capitals and Wizards games easily from your device.

MORE WIZARDS NEWS: