Found December 22, 2012 on Mets Merized Online:
R.A. Dickey wrote his own farewell message to Mets fans which was published him in the Daily News this evening. Here is his letter to Mets fans in its entirety: A little over a year ago I was knocking around book titles with my publisher when we finally found a keeper. The minute I heard the words, “Wherever I Wind Up,” I liked the cadence of them. I liked the mystery of them. Most of all, I liked the way they captured the essence of my nomadic pitching life — which has now taken another completely unforeseen turn. I never expected to be writing a farewell “holiday card” to Mets fans. I never expected to be doing anything but celebrating the joy of the season with my wife and kids and looking toward to the spring, and the start of my fourth season with an organization that gave me maybe the greatest gift an athlete can get: A chance. A chance for a fresh start. A chance to prove that maybe I could be somebody on a big league mound, an authentic and trustworthy pitcher, not just a re...
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  • I have to say as a long time Mets fan, this is the first time I can feel sadness that a player is leaving. To you R. A. ....you're a class act above all others, especially in todays world where we find anyone with 1/10th the talent you posess, they're full of arrogence and immaturity. You've shown us something I haven't sen in years and something anyone under the age of 40 hasn't seen at all.... loyalty. I have gone through the painfull transformation of loving a sport to realizing its just another business.
    As much as I hate to see you leave, I feel that it's better for you, for you'll have a much better opportunity to reach the post season in Toronto and we have gotten some talent to build with in return. If possible, I'd be honored to see you in a Mets uniform again, pitching in N.Y. on October.
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