Found October 27, 2012 on Mets Merized Online:
PLAYERS: David WrightRA Dickey
TEAMS: New York Mets
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 the Mets have fallen a long ways from the days when they used to vie for the top free agents on the market to now, the ability to keep Wright and Dickey is at least a small change in the right direction. Wright is arguably the Mets most important player. He led them in batting average (.306) and RBI’s (93), and is their most complete hitter. He hits for power (21 home runs) and can steal bases (15). He’s not coming off his best season but it’s fair to say that opposing pitchers are avoiding him – 81 walks this season, which is the most he’s had in four years – because the Mets don’t have many other solid w...
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