At around 2 a.m. this morning, Ed Coleman of WFAN in New York reported that the Mets and superstar third baseman David Wright had agreed to a contract extension that will likely keep him in Queens for the remainder of his career. The deal is presumed to be for seven years and around $140 million, which would be north of the largest in team history, Johan Santana's $137.5 million deal that was signed in February 2008.
Obviously, the extension hasn't been officially announced by the club yet, but if you're a Mets fan, today should be a good day. Yes, the team has lots of needs and will likely be LOL-sy for the next season or two, but even an ownership group as lousy as Fred Wilpon's has to give fans a reason to keep coming to the ballpark. Knowing that Wright is now firmly entrenched in that lineup for the foreseeable future helps assuage those concerns. And, most incredibly, the Mets may have finally done something right.