Found October 29, 2012 on Mike Silva's Sports Media Watchdog:
New York Baseball Talk returns with my first Hot Stove Report of the offseason. Howard Megdal of the LoHud Mets Blog talks about the prospects of the team’s offseason. We discuss how the team fared against my “three benchmarks” this past season, the possibility of David Wright and R.A. Dickey signing long-term extensions and what potential free agents could fit in Sandy Alderson’s budget. Our resident scout, Chuck Johnson of MLB Prospect Pulse, gives us an update about Yankees and Mets prospects in the Arizona Fall League. CLICK HERE TO LISTEN DOWNLOAD THE REPLAY  If you like to listen to other radio shows and podcasts, check out the Sports Media Watchdog Radio Network

Wright and Mets Discussing Deal, But Mets Will Exercise Option Tomorrow

Updated 10/30  Jon Heyman of CBS Sports reports the Mets and David Wright are in negotiations on a long-term deal, but assuming no multi-year deal can be completed by Wednesday, the Mets will pick up his $16-million option. The Mets and Wright are thought to have made a bit of progress in multiyear talks, though negotiations were said to be “slow” by some. Mets ownership...

Does The Giants World Series Championship Affect Wright's Negotiation With Mets?

Last night the SF Giants completed their four game sweep in earning their second World Championship in the last three years. With the Giants victory, does this affect negotiations between the Mets and David Wright? A question like that might seem unrelated, but it really isn't. Two former Mets were able to achieve post season play and a World Championship. Former Mets great...

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...

Mets Will Exercise Options On Wright and Dickey This Week

According to Adam Rubin of ESPN New York, the Mets must exercise the $16 million dollar option on David Wright by Wednesday, and R.A. Dickey’s $5 million dollar option by Friday. The Mets will most likely pick up both options in the next day or two. Sandy Alderson always made it very clear that any extensions with either player would not have anything to do with the options which...

If Dickey Demands More Than 2 Year Extension, Should We Trade Him?

It’s a foregone conclusion that the Mets will exercise the $5 million dollar team option on R.A. Dickey sometime in the next 2-3 days. Then there’s the matter of extension talks which Sandy Alderson said would be a top priority. The question is how many years is too many years? A two year extension would make Dickey a Met through the 2015 season when he will be 40 years old....

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.

Mets Financial Situation Improving

Although the New York Mets are not expected to be serious players in the free agent market because they are still somewhat cash-strapped, the good news is that the further they move away from the Bernie Madoff lawsuit, the more financial breathing room they have. This offseason, they are expected to be able to retain two key foundational pieces: David Wright and R.A. Dickey. While...

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...

Unlike other Mets coaches, Tim Teufel did a great job in 2012

Perhaps now that the World Series is over, we’ll get some hard news coming from Mets land. The only thing that has happened semi-recently has been the announcement that Terry Collins and all of his coaches will return next year. While this news was met by the fan base with the mixture of yawns and disappointment that no one will pay for the second-half collapse, I would like...

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...

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...

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...
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