Bill Carey
Wednesday May 30th, 2012

David Wright, New York Mets The New York Mets expect to talk with David Wright during the season about a long-term extension. (Mike Stobe/Getty Images)

The New York Mets and David Wright expect to meet during the season to talk about a long-term deal to keep the star third baseman with the organization, Mets general manager Sandy Alderson told CBS Sports' Jon Heyman.

"I would expect sometime before the season's over, we will have a conversation,'' Alderson told Heyman.

The Wall Street Journal had previously reported the Mets and Wright would get together to discuss an extension.

Wright's next contract is likely to be a big one. He already makes $15 million this season, and the team has a $16 million for next season. Heyman reported that Ryan Zimmerman's six-year, $100-million deal is a starting point for Wright's talks.

Wright dealt with a back injury throughout last season and struggled. He hit a career-worst .254 in 102 games. This year, he has rebounded with the best season of his career. He is currently hitting .370 and leads the league with a .470 on-base percentage. The 29-year-old has more walks than strikeouts.

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