As the Mets continue to negotiate a contract extension with third baseman David Wright, another star at the hot corner has locked into a long-term deal.

The Tampa Bay Rays inked Evan Longoria through 2022 by adding another six years and $100 million to his contract. The deal is similar to the extension signed by Washington third baseman Ryan Zimmerman last spring training.

Both contracts provide a benchmark for Wright, and could perhaps set the market during negotiations. Longoria and Zimmerman will each earn about $16.6 million per season during the high-priced years of their deals.

Mets general manager Sandy Alderson harbors distaste for long-term contracts for aging players — and Wright turns 30 next month — but has made clear his willingness to make Wright a Met for the rest of his career.

The Mets are more open to a lengthy deal with Wright than with R.A. Dickey, the reigning Cy Young Award winner.

The two sides have discussed a deal similar to Jake Peavy's two year, $29 million extension with the White Sox, as The Star-Ledger reported earlier this month. But it is unclear if the Mets want to pay that much for a pitcher who will be 38 next season.