The Mets' most recent offer to star third baseman David Wright is for seven years and is worth well above $100 million, according to industry sources.

Negotiations have been ongoing for several weeks, and Wright's representatives and Mets officials have traded offers and counter offers, according to the sources. There is a chance that the Mets could have Wright under contract before the winter meetings, which begin on Monday in Nashville.

The Mets would not comment on the process, only to repeat their oft-stated line that talks with the face of the franchise are "ongoing." Major League Baseball has instructed teams not to discuss offers they are making to free and potential free agents. Wright is under contract to the Mets for one more season before he becomes a free agent.

The news of the latest offer comes during a week when the market for elite third baseman was reinforced by the six-year, $100 million contract extension given by Tampa Bay to Evan Longoria.

Longoria's annual salary, once the new deal goes into effect in 2017, will be slightly less that $17 million per year. That is almost identical to the value of Washington third baseman Ryan Zimmerman's contract, and a reasonable baseline for Wright's new contract.

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