Originally written on MetsZilla  |  Last updated 10/18/12
After making his last start of the 2012 season New York Mets starter R.A. Dickey made it know that he had been pitching with an abdominal tear since the middle of April.  The 37-year-old gutted things out down the stretch and managed to win 20 games for a struggling Mets team, putting himself atop the list of NL Cy Young contenders in the process. YesteR.A. Dickey said on Twitter that he would be going in for a minor procedure today that was ‘no big deal’: #bbpBox_258700230634110976 a { text-decoration:none; color:#0084B4; }#bbpBox_258700230634110976 a:hover { text-decoration:underline; } going in for a small surgery tomorrow. thanks everyone for your prayers and encouragement. should be no big deal. October 17, 2012 6:45 pm via webReplyRetweetFavorite @RADickey43 R.A. Dickey Mets fans certainly hoped that was the case and today the team announced, through a press release, that the surgery was in fact a success: Photo by Michael G. Baron The New York Mets today announced that righthanded pitcher R.A. Dickey underwent surgery this morning in Philadelphia to repair a core muscle injury that developed during the season. Dr. William Meyers performed the procedure at Jefferson Surgery Center and successfully repaired the injury. Dickey is expected to be ready for Spring Training next season.” With the surgery out of the way the 2012 All-Star can hopefully now turn his attention towards working with the Mets on an extension.  As Anthony DiComo of MLB.com reported today, that may not be a foregone conclusion: Dickey’s abdominal injury underscores the fact that just because his arm might stay healthy, does not mean the rest of him will. Dickey tore the plantar fascia in his right foot early last season, for example, and relied on strong painkillers to make it through the rest of the summer. Photo by Michael G. Baron It is only logical to expect more injuries as Dickey continues to age, especially considering his all-out style of play. He is an active fielder. He runs out every ground ball. So the Mets must weigh those risks against Dickey’s obvious ability, all while convincing him that the organization is set up to win before he retires. That could be a tougher sell for Dickey than for Wright, who is eight years younger, will sign a longer deal and should remain productive for a longer period of time. In short, Wright’s window of opportunity is open wider. Yet Dickey holds a measure of loyalty to the Mets and is not about to retire, either. Early guesses peg his value at somewhere around a three-year deal approaching $40 million, perhaps with team options beyond that. If the sides cannot agree to terms, the Mets could consider trading Dickey while his value is at an all-time high — something that seems even more likely than simply exercising his 2013 option and letting him play out the season without a new deal. But considering what Dickey has meant to the Mets since joining them in early 2010, extending his contract remains one of Alderson’s top offseason priorities.”
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