The New York Mets want to make All-Star third baseman David Wright a "Met for life." In order to keep their biggest star, the Metropolitans will have to open up their wallet somewhere in the vicinity of $100 million.

Due to ownership issues, the Mets have been somewhat financially strapped the last few years. However, baseball insider Jon Heyman of is reporting that New York is serious about keeping Wright in a Met uniform for the entirety of his career. How serious? Enough to open up negotiations at $100 million when free agency begins this offseason.

David has always said that his idol growing up was the great Cal Ripken Jr. Cal spent his entire career with the Baltimore Orioles, and Wright has noted how much he respected Cal's loyalty.

At 29, Wright finished the season with respectable numbers. 21 home runs, 93 RBI and a .306 batting average are solid, and David's fielding at 3rd base has always been impressive.

For a franchise that rarely keeps its superstars, it would be nice to see the Mets step up to the plate and keep the face of their franchise around for the rest of his career. A little loyalty on both sides of the negotiating table would be a win win situation.