Monday, August 07, 2006


Somebody up there is listening to me

The day after I said they should do it, the Mets signed David Wright to a 6-year deal with an option on a 7th year. He'll be 30 at the end of the contract. Long term contracts are not the norm in MLB for players in their early, arbitration-eligible years. Boy was that smart.

I agree wholeheartedly. Wright is a current MVP canidate who will only improve in the coming years. Sabermetricans generally agree that the peak year for a position player is 27 years old with a slight regressions the next few years until about age 31.

55 million on the open market is cheap. The most comparable player to Wright is probably Rolen and he makes around that money right now. Given the inflation in the market, Wright would probably command 10-12 million a year around age 26-27. This is a great bargain.

Combine this move with the recent reupping of Reyes and the Mets have the left side of the infield locked up at a considerable discount.

Now, if they could just shore up the medicore pitching....

Former student stopping by....
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