This is exactly why you give a guy a 3 year/$42 million dollar extension at age 36.
"Nowadays, so many players play the game for the 1st and 15th [pay days], but I never have," he said. "Certainly, I want to be compensated fairly for what I do, but I wasn't going to hold the organization over a barrel. And I never wanted to be a player who makes so much money that we can't stay competitive on the field. That was my main concern."Even as a Mets fan, I'm envious of Larry Wayne's stance. Take notes, David Wright. That's what being a franchise player is all about...doing what's best for the franchise (and hitting .364!)