Found November 01, 2012 on Mets Merized Online:
Mets fans make it clear who their choice for the NL Cy Young award is As we all saw with the 2012 Gold Glove award, the best player does not always win. Maybe the sportswriters of America wanted to give Padres fans to be excited about. Maybe the rapid downward spiral the Mets took in July hurt David Wright’s chances. And as much as I like Chase Headley, the best defensive third baseman did not win the award. The only other meaningful award that a Mets player could possibly win in the 2012 NL Cy Young award. To me, this is an award that could go to one of three players: R.A. Dickey, Clayton Kershaw, and Gio Gonzalez. Throw Johnny Cueto into the discussion if you want, but it’s coming down to those three pitchers. Any one of them can win the award, but I, like many other Met fans, would be extremely surprised if Dickey doesn’t win. We all know Dickey’s numbers by now. He led the league in innings pitched (233.2) and strikeouts (230). Not to mention, he also led the league in shutouts ...

Dickey pitching lesson up for grabs

A gameday experience package including a pitching lesson from Mets knuckleballer R.A. Dickey is up for auction. The current bid is $7,000 and proceeds will go to charity.

MMO Mailbag: Does Dickey’s Return Ensure That Thole Will Be Back?

Anonymous asks… I think that if the Mets sign R.A. Dickey to that extension, they are almost certain to bring back Josh Thole as his personal catcher. True or false? Sean replies… As good of a rapport as Dickey and Thole have developed, their fates are not as linked as one would imagine. Thole is just inexpensive and fits into the Mets plans as a cost-effective backstop who will...

Team Exercises Options On David Wright and R.A. Dickey

Updated 10/30 7:00 PM It’s official. The Mets have announced that they have exercised the 2013 options for David Wright ($16MM) and R.A. Dickey ($5MM). The Mets had until tomorrow to execute their option on Wright and until Friday to execute their option on Dickey. Updated 10/30 2:00 PM Jon Heyman of CBS Sports reports the Mets and David Wright are in negotiations on a long...

Truly Elegant Clayton Kershaw Minor League Patches.

I'm a sucker for a good deal, and when it's centered around the man they call Kid K, well, money will leave my being and cards will head my way. Like the amazing below patch of Clayton Kershaw from 2007 TriStar Elegance (I'm a sucker for minor league cards as well).Sick! A two-color patch with some jersey thrown in for good measure, and a lot of stitching. Just how I...

Mets pick up options for Wright and Dickey

The New York Mets have picked up the contract options for All-Stars David Wright and R.A. Dickey. The Mets said Wednesday they were not planning to make an official announcement of the moves that were really just a formality. General manager Sandy Alderson has said signing the two players to long-term deals is his top priority this offseason. Wright, the Mets' third baseman...

What Was Your Favorite Moment of the 2012 Mets Season?

Basically when I asked this question I expected it would be a toss-up between Johan Santana’s No-Hitter on June 1, or R.A. Dickey’s incredible Cy Young worthy campaign. That’s exactly what we got. But there was a part of me that was wondering and hoping if anyone would bring up the 76 games that the Mets owned the first or second Wild Card spot from early April to late June...

If I Were David Wright, I’d Wait To Sign Extension

At seasons end Dickey called he and Wright a “package deal”. He is right, they should be. Obviously I am not David Wright, but if I were I would wait until I saw some improvements to the current ballclub before signing any extension  Lately we have been hearing about the Mets quest to make David a “Met for life”. David may have grown up a Mets fan, but that does not mean...

Analyzing The 2012 Mets Pitching Staff Using The Factor12 Rating

  For the most part, Mets fans were pleasantly surprised with the production of the Mets pitching staff in 2012. The bullpen kept us on the edge of  our seats the majority of the season, but the starters were one of the bright spots for the Mets. None shone brighter than the ace of the staff, RA Dickey. Some injuries prevented the Mets starting rotation from reaching its full...

Report: Mets pick up options on Wright, Dickey

The New York Mets picked up their 2013 contract options on third baseman David Wright and right-hander R.A. Dickey, Fox Sports reported. The moves were widely expected, and the team likely will continue to negotiate with the two key players in an attempt to keep them beyond next season. Wright, 29, will make $16 million in 2013, while Dickey, 38, will earn $5 million. Both would...

Should Dickey or Santana Get The Ball On Opening Day?

Since becoming a Met in 2008, Johan Santana has been the team’s Opening Day starting pitcher when he’s been healthy enough to do so.  Despite missing the last month of the 2010 season and all of the 2011 season, Santana was given the ball on Opening Day 2012, albeit with a strict pitch count.  Santana pitched five scoreless innings against the Atlanta Braves, helping the Mets...

Sources: Mets keep stars for 2013

The New York Mets have formally exercised their 2013 contract options on David Wright and R.A. Dickey, major league sources told on Tuesday. Wright's option is worth $16 million. Dickey's will be $5 million or more based on award bonuses. Wright and Dickey are the Mets' top position player and pitcher, respectively, and sources say the team remains engaged...

MLB Contracts Options Update: R.A. Dickey, Rafael Soriano, Luis Ayala, Travis Hafner, More

Oct 31, 3:15pm ET: With the Hot Stove already in full swing, clubs and players are engaged in exercising contract options. Here’s an update The New York Mets have exercised their club option on R.A. Dickey for 2013 at $5 million. The club continues to work on potential multi-year extensions for both Dickey and David Wright. The Baltimore Orioles have exercised their club option...

Head Games: David Wright, R.A. Dickey, and What Smart Fans Really Want by Will Woods

Should Sandy Alderson trade or extend two of the Mets` most valuable assets?

Clayton Kershaw Attends Justin Bieber, Carly Rae Jepsen Concert After Winning Roberto Clemente Award

Clayton Kershaw had all the reason in the world to celebrate this weekend. Major League Baseball recognized the Dodgers' pitcher, honoring him with the Roberto Clemente Award. Kershaw became the youngest player to win the award, which honors an athlete who is the best ambassador for the game on and off the field. He certainly took an uncharacteristic route...
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