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Just in case you haven’t noticed, the Mets signed David Wright to an eight-year contract extension.
Also a friendly reminder, David Wright is a third baseman.
The Mets also have a guy named Ike Davis, who despite a slow start in 2012 managed to club 32 home runs.
Davis plays first base and is just 25 years old just so you know.
Of course, as Mets fan, you know all this information through and through. But the real question is why the Mets would even remotely consider trading R.A. Dickey to the Rangers for a package centered around prospect Mike Olt.
Olt is a power hitting third base prospect who is also a solid defender at the hot corner. He’s played 212 games at third since being drafted by the Rangers in the first round in 2010, and he’s only made 32 errors – not bad at all.
Though he’s said to strikeout a lot, he’s displayed a good power bat from the right side, which the Mets desperately need.
Sounds like a good prospect to get back for Dickey, right?
Wrong, in so many ...
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Below are the details of David Wright’s new eight-year, $138-million contract:
2013: $11 million
2014: $20 million
2015: $20 million
2016: $20 million
2017: $20 million
2018: $20 million
2019: $15 million
2020: $12 million
Wright will defer $3 million without interest in 2013, then $2.5 million per year from 2014-2018.
The $15.5 million in deferred...
The Mets have just released the details of David Wright’s eight-year, $143 million dollar contract. The breakdown is as follows:
2013: $11M ($3.0M deferred)
2014: $20M ($2.5M deferred)
2015: $20M ($2.5M deferred)
2016: $20M ($2.5M deferred)
2017: $20M ($2.5M deferred)
2018: $20M ($2.5M deferred)
First-time MVP: $500,000 ($200...
I think most Met fans are tired of the saga of R.A. Dickey. I know that I am. I fully agree with the reports that once Hamilton signs (hopefully with Texas) the Mets and their potential dance partners will have a better idea of the scope of the dance floor. (Trade Floor) The most likely suitors appear to be the Rangers and Dickey would be in some ways coming home to the team...
The Mets are trying to figure out how the reigning NL Cy Young winner fits into their future plans, but the team is reportedly a little miffed with the knuckleballer's actions of late.
This afternoon at the New York Mets holiday party in Citi Field, R.A. Dickey told reporters he would test free agency after the 2013 season, if he does not sign a contract extension with the club this off-season. Which R.A. said would most likely mean he will not be back in 2014.
“If that’s the decision they feel like is best for the club, and that’s the decision that they...
The Toronto Blue Jays and New York Mets are close to agreeing on a trade that would send Cy Young award winner R.A. Dickey to Toronto, according to major league sources.
The Mets have been working on parallel tracks with Dickey for weeks, negotiating a contract extension with him while also holding trade discussions. In recent days it became apparent that the Mets had received at...
The drama has been played out in the public, it’s been the talk of sports radio,ESPN and print media and it is reaching the point of where do both parties go from here? The Mets are happy for everything that R.A. Dickey has done for them for the past 3 seasons. R.A. Dickey is happy that the Mets took a chance on him when no one else would.
Knuckleballers aren’t as sexy an attraction...
The Toronto Blue Jays Have pulled into the lead to land Mets starter R.A. Dickey. Andy Martino of the New York Daily News reported on Twitter that trade talks intensified yesterday, and Ken Rosenthal and Jon Heyman are now reporting that the Mets have said they have an acceptable trade offer in hand, but are looking to try and increase the offer if possible.
The Mets have a strong...
The Mets and Blue Jays quickly moved toward a trade yesterday. A trade isn’t official yet, however news from Jon Heyman is that players in the deal have been agreed on, just no news yet of who is involved. At this point it looks like it is medical reviews that are left, possibly extension talks with Dickey. The Other surprising news from last night is the move might require multiple...
Andy Martino of the Daily News is reporting that Travis D’Arnaud was a “must have” at the winter meetings in a potential deal for Dickey.
According to sources of MLB.com’s Anthony Dicomo’s, Dickey will remain a Met for at least one more night, citing that a deal is unlikely to be completed this evening.
Keep it locked, as the news on this could change...
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Before going on, I certainly need to extend my heartfelt condolences to everyone impacted by what happened in Connecticut on Friday. Obviously, when things like that happen, they put sports, fantasy sports, and pretty much everything else into perspective. On that note, we all certainly understand anyone who may not be in the mindset to read...
Knuckleball maestro R.A. Dickey may get his wish at a contract extension, but it will most likely be in another shade of blue.
The Toronto Blue Jays have emerged from the pack of teams interested in Dickey and are “close to agreeing on a trade” for the Mets pitcher, according to Jon Morosi and Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports. The Mets are reportedly looking for an outfielder (most...
Everyone catch their breath? Good. More free-agent signings are coming. And yes, more trades.
In fact, this week's flurry of activity has created new trade possibilities and increased the chances of other deals occurring.
Here are five teams to watch:
- Mets . All signs point to a trade of NL Cy Young winner R.A. Dickey. The Mets have made little progress in their attempt...
A little over two weeks ago, I wrote up The 2012 Season In High Home Runs. That concluded a four-part home-runs-by-pitch-location series, but of course, pitch-location data isn’t the only data that we have, and there are other extremes to explore. Given that it’s late on Friday and R.A. Dickey hasn’t been traded yet, I think, I figured now would be a good time to mess around...