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INDIAN WELLS, Ca. – Assorted notes from the GM meetings:
*I already can hear the New York Mets’ spin on right-hander R.A. Dickey now – the tried and true “Greedy Ballplayer” theory.
Dickey, the Mets will say, wanted too much in a contract extension, so the team traded him rather than get suckered into a bad deal.
Such a portrayal simply would not be accurate.
The Mets, sources say, have shown little actual interest in negotiating with Dickey, who is under contract for next season at $5 million.
Instead, they’re discussing him in trades at the general managers’ meetings – and if they get the right deal, they will just move on.
Trading Dickey, 38, probably is the right thing for the Mets to do, considering all of their holes. But the Mets intend to pin this on Dickey, they first need to make him a substantial offer.
That, sources say, has not happened.
*The Yankees are out of the Justin Upton sweepstakes, according to Joel Sherman of the New York Post.
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The Mets reportedly are unwilling to sign the 38-year-old knuckleballer to a contract extension, so the rumor is the team is seeking out a trade partner.
Andy McCullough of The Star-Ledger added some more depth to what R.A. Dickey had to say about his contract talks, the Mets, and the direction of the team.
“He’s convinced me,” Dickey said before being honored by the ALS Association Greater New York Chapter at the New York Marriott Marquis. “I think the Mets are moving in the right direction, that’s for sure. I certainly...
While New York Mets starter and National League Cy Young Award finalist R.A. Dickey expressed optimism regarding his discussions on a contract extension, the team may be gauging trade interest, according to multiple reports. Dickey, 38, went 20-6 with a 2.73 ERA last season, and struck out 230 batters. The Mets picked up his 2013 option for $5 million, and are discussing a long...
R.A. Dickey had been talking with the New York Mets about a contract extension. Now it appears the New York Mets are fielding offers for the 38-year-old knuckleballer. It was assumed that the Mets would make an extension with Dickey a top priority this off season. Dickey is under contract for the 2013 season afor [...]
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The New York Mets have held preliminary trade discussions
with other teams regarding right-hander R.A. Dickey, reports Andy Martino of
the New York Daily News.
Talking to a few other execs here, they back up Alderson's claim Dickey trade talks not too intense, more preliminary.
— Andy Martino (@SurfingTheMets) November 8, 2012
Mets general manager Sandy Alderson...
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R. A. Dickey (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
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Thursday was one of those days where nothing substantial happened, yet there's a lot of talking points, one-liners, and grocery jokes out there. Just your typical Mets off-season day, right?Just the R.A. Dickey news is enough to make your head spin. You've got Ken Rosenthal saying that the Mets are shopping him around. Then you have Sandy Alderson saying that the focus is...
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