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Source: David Wright, Mets agree to extension

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David Wright is the recipient of the largest contract in New York Mets history.

Wright has agreed to a new package that will keep him in a Mets uniform at least through 2020, a major league source told ESPNNewYork.com. The deal is worth slightly less than $140 million, the source added.

Wright had been under Mets' control for next season at $16 million. The new deal should lock in Wright for seven additional years at approximately $122 million.

The total package will surpass the six-year, $137.5 million deal Johan Santana agreed as a prerequisite of being traded to the Mets.

Wright, 30, is widely viewed as the face of the Mets' franchise, and often has expressed a desire to spend his entire career with the organization. He grew up in Norfolk, Va., admiring Cal Ripken Jr. for his lifelong service to the Baltimore Orioles. Teammates R.A. Dickey and Jonathon Niese in recent days noted Wright would like to be viewed similarly to how Chipper Jones is regarded by Atlanta Braves fans.

This season alone, Wright became the organization's all-time leader in hits, runs, walks and RBIs while being named to his sixth All-Star Game.

The new deal could keep Wright a Met at least through age 38.

Mets officials have hoped Wright will become an ambassador for the organization after his playing career -- a role Hall of Fame pitcher Tom Seaver currently serves.

The signing also is a gesture of goodwill toward the fan base, which widely was upset by the Mets' passive attempt to re-sign shortstop Jose Reyes the previous offseason, when he hit free agency.

Locking up Wright allows the Mets to concentrate more attention on re-signing another All-Star under control only through 2013: Cy Young winner R.A. Dickey. Dickey is under contract for 2013 at $5 million. The knuckleballer has indicated he will not negotiate with the Mets during next season, so the sides are attempting to work out a deal now.
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