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Ken Davidoff sums it all up like this:
As we leave R.A. Dickey’s hometown, let’s rank his list of admirers, from big fans down to skeptics.
1. R.A. Dickey
2. The New York Mets
3. The 29 other Major League Baseball teams.
That’s where things appeared to stand as the Mets and the rest of baseball packed up their laptops, slide projectors and blazers and headed home to their respective quarters.
Sandy Alderson once again said yesterday going the middle road with Dickey — taking him into his free-agent season of 2013, as opposed to trading him or signing him to an extension — is not “necessarily the optimal result.” Yet because of the way Dickey is viewed by himself, the Mets and the rest of the industry, it may be the most sensible result.
“If that’s the one that ultimately transpires,” Alderson said, “then we may be happy with it.”
That was a far-fetched option two weeks ago, but it’s one I’ve been leaning toward since then. Why do I feel that way? A few reaso
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Readers of this blog and all of the other Mets-related sites have been speculating on what kind of return would make it worthwhile for the Mets to trade RA Dickey at the peak of his value. Some suggest one “super-prospect”. Others suggest a package. I had my own thoughts that Dickey should bring back the kind of almost-major-leaguers-but still-prospects such as the Padres got...
Exactly what would the Mets get for R.A. Dickey?
The question remains pertinent; the Mets are considering trading the National League Cy Young Award winner if they do not sign him to a contract extension.
Mets chief operating officer Jeff Wilpon also has said the team might choose neither course, and simply carry Dickey into the final year of his contract.
Such an outcome would...
I guess other teams must be wondering why any team would trade a reigning Cy Young Award winner, God knows I frequently ask myself that question. But here is what the the Dallas Morning News believes is the reason:
In trying to find starting pitchers to plug into their rotation, the Rangers have been connected to reigning NL Cy Young winner (and former Ranger) R.A. Dickey in the...
R.A. Dickey has revived his career — and found some fame — thanks to his high-powered knuckleball.
The Mets pitcher took that fame to The Daily Show this week, talking with host Jon Stewart about his trademark pitch and Cy Young award-winning season. But with rumors continuing to swirl that the Mets may trade Dickey while his worth is high, Stewart’s first question was of a...
It's easy to forget that R.A. Dickey is still under contract for the 2013 season. That's because there have been so many rumors tied to him and so much discussion about the Mets working out a new deal for the knuckleballer. However, New York does not necessarily need to worry about a new contract right now if they want him to pitch for them in 2013. They already have...
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Jeff Wilpon told reporters today that R.A. Dickey and the Mets are still far apart on the overall value of a possible contract extension, and it’s possible they could go into next season with no new agreement.
Dickey later told ESPN.com that he is hopeful a new deal can be worked out, but he understands that Sandy Alderson is paid to make the Mets better...
According to John Harper of the Daily News, the Texas Rangers would trade top hitting prospect Mike Olt for R.A. Dickey, but only if they first lose out on free-agent Zack Greinke AND are unable to trade for James Shields who is their top preference if they have to make a swap.
Meanwhile the Royals and Blue Jays are not that interested in Dickey and and prefer the Mets young...
While we wait to see if the Mets trade R.A. Dickey and if so, what they get in return, I thought it would be interesting to look back at a trade where the Mets acquired the previous season’s A.L. Cy Young Award winner.
Of course, we know R.A. Dickey is unique because of his age, his specialty pitch, and his back story, but all along I assumed if the Mets did trade him, they could...
The URL you entered is not a .mp3 file.In hour two of the Open Mike program, host Michael Cohen, with guests Karen Vankat of the Warning Track and John Pielli of Passed Ball, break down the off-season moves made thus far by both the Yankees and Mets. Will the Metropolitans keep R.A. Dickey? What will the Yankees do with A-Rod sidelined til June with hip surgery.
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The Dodgers’ reported deal with free agent righty Zack Greinke could have a ripple effect that impacts the trade market for the Mets’ R.A. Dickey, writes Anthony McCarron of the Daily News.
With Greinke headed to Los Angeles — he reportedly agreed to a six-year deal worth $147 million Saturday night — the Texas Rangers, a spurned Greinke suitor, may become more aggressive...
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Adam Rubin of ESPN New York reports that the Royals actually talked to the Mets more about Niese and Wheeler in trade variations involving Myers – not Dickey, and adds that either way it’s not happening.
Since rumors first floated about R.A.Dickey for Wil Myers I shot down that notion as nothing more than wishful thinking by overly enthusiastic Met...
On day three of the MLB Winter Meetings in Nashville, the New York Mets held a formal news conference to announce the signing of all-star third baseman, David Wright. In case you were unaware, Wright and the Mets agreed to a 8-year $138 million extension, the largest contract in franchise history. During the presser, Wright told reporters he is very happy to be a Met-for-life...