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Mets Prove They're Back in Business

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If the Mets’ negotiations with David Wright were a test of ownership’s willingness to spend, not even the most cynical can deny that the team just passed in a big way.

Time to give credit where credit is due.

I was among those who questioned when the Mets, under Fred Wilpon, would emerge from their post-Madoff funk and resume operating like a high-revenue franchise.

The answer came early Thursday morning, when the team agreed with Wright on an eight-year, $138 million contract — the largest in team history.

The deal, which is pending a physical, is not necessarily a wise...

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