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David Wright: Mets' future was 'the decision'

David Wright of the New York Mets celebrates

David Wright of the New York Mets celebrates after scoring in the fourth inning against the Pittsburgh Pirates at Citi Field. (Sept. 26, 2012) (Credit: Jim McIsaac)

The future of the Mets was the key ingredient to David Wright's decision to sign an extension with the franchise.

“If I don't get the answers I want to hear from the Wilpon family, Sandy [Alderson], the front office, then we don't even start contract talks,” Wright said during an interview with Scott Engel of rotoexperts.com.

The star third baseman, who will be a Met through at least the 2020 season, said he and the front office went over minor league players, free agents and possible trades before he made his call to stay in New York.

During the interview, Wright also discussed a possible future as captain.

“I feel very comfortable in a leadership role,” he said. “Both leading by example and, if I need to get on somebody I feel very comfortable doing that. I'm not going to yell and scream and show anybody up in the dugout. But I've pulled people aside, and I think there's a time and place for it.”

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