Mets decline offers to Torres, Pelfrey, Acosta (The Associated Press)

NEW YORK (AP) — The Mets declined to offer contracts to outfielder Andres Torres, right-hander Mike Pelfrey and reliever Manny Acosta on Friday.

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MLB: Wright, Mets agree on $122 million deal (The SportsXchange)

The New York Mets and third baseman David Wright have struck a deal on the largest contract in team history.

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AP source: Wright, Mets strike $138M, 8-year deal (The Associated Press)

NEW YORK (AP) — The face of the New York Mets plans to stick around for quite a while.

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MLB seeking changes to posting system for players from Japan (Yahoo! Sports)

Major League Baseball is pushing Nippon Professional Baseball for an more open auction system rather than the current blind bid format.

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Mets lock up 3B Wright with $122 million extension (Reuters)

(Reuters) – The New York Mets and David Wright have agreed on a seven-year contract extension that will ensure the six-time All-Star third baseman stays with the team through 2020, Major League Baseball’s website reported on Friday. Wright, who turns 30 next month and is already the face of the National League franchise, would receive $122 million in the extension that would kick in after the $16 million he will earn in 2013, according to the report that citing multiple sources. …

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Baseball-Mets lock up 3B Wright with $122 mln extension (Reuters)

Nov 30 (Reuters) – The New York Mets and David Wright have agreed on a seven-year contract extension that will ensure the six-time All-Star third baseman stays with the team through 2020, Major League Baseball’s website reported on Friday. Wright, who turns 30 next month and is already the face of the National League franchise, would receive $122 million in the extension that would kick in after the $16 million he will earn in 2013, according to the report that citing multiple sources. …

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Money is right for David Wright, but are Mets right for him? (Big League Stew)

“Regrets … I’ve had a few …” — Frank Sinatra, famous New Yorker (via New Jersey)

This is the way David Wright wanted it.
All along, Wright said he wanted to stay with the New York Mets and not turn to free agency next winter. Well, the money turned out to be right for Wright, as Yahoo! Sports’ own Jeff Passan and others have reported. He signed a seven-year, $122 million contract extension Friday morning that will take him to age 37. Figuring in the final season of Wright’s existing deal, the contract is worth $138 million, or $500,000 more than the Mets’ next-highest paid player, left-hander Johan Santana. Much of the contract might be backloaded, and some of the payments likely will be deferred, but the extension still averages $17.4 million a season. That’s something like one of the top 50 contracts in major-league history, according to Cot’s Contracts. Wright will get what’s fair. As far as money goes.
But cash alone cannot buy happiness. The Mets are still one big question mark going forward.
[Related: Mets made re-signing David Wright a priority this offseason ]

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Report: Wright, Mets agree on contract (The SportsXchange)

The New York Mets and third baseman David Wright have struck a deal on the largest contract in team history.

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Former MLB All-Star Chan Ho Park retires (The Associated Press)

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Former major leaguer Chan Ho Park is retiring after a career spanning nearly two decades in the United States, Japan and South Korea.

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Source: Third baseman David Wright, Mets agree to seven-year, $122M extension (Yahoo! Sports)

The cash-strapped franchise made re-signing the third baseman a priority this offseason.

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