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Report: Mets' Wright offered megadeal

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The New York Mets have offered third baseman David Wright a seven-year deal that is reportedly worth at least $135 million with incentives that could push the total value of the contract over $140 million according to CBS Sports.

Talks that had been stagnant were given a jolt when the Mets tacked an additional year on their earlier offer. The deal would pay Wright between $15 million and $20 million annually and wouldn't begin until after the 2013 season, when Wright is under contract at $16 million.

A previous FOX Sports report said the Mets had proposed a six-year extension, but that that face of the franchise was seeking an extra year.

Ryan Zimmerman of the Washington Nationals and Evan Longoria of the Tampa Bay Rays signed comparable six-year deals, though those came with the players further from free agency. Wright can leave the Mets after the 2013 season.

The 29-year-old three-time Gold Glove third baseman batted .306 with 21 homers and 93 runs batted in last season.
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