Found December 14, 2012 on Mets Merized Online:
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The New York Times’ Ken Belson reports that despite finishing below .500 again, the Mets have raised single-game ticket prices for nearly every seating category, regardless of whether it is for the most expensive dates like opening day and the interleague series against the Yankees or for less appealing matchups early and late in the season against less popular teams. Belson says the strategy is to persuade fans to by tickets in ticket plans and bundles. Dave Howard, the team’s chief of business operations, told ESPN New York that the higher single-game ticket prices were designed to encourage fans to buy season-ticket plans that include access to a top-valued game as well as discounts on tickets in other categories. While the tactic is a well-worn one, many fans feel they are being unfairly squeezed by a team that has under-performed and has yet to demonstrate it is free of the financial duress caused by the Bernard L. Madoff fraud scandal. Belson tried to speak to the Mets about t...

Report: Blue Jays, Orioles and Rangers in ‘Intense Trade Talks’ With Mets for R.A. Dickey

The Mets appear to be shopping R.A. Dickey around, and there is no shortage of interested parties. The Blue Jays, Orioles and Rangers were all in “intense trade talks” for the Cy Young winner on Thursday, according to the New York Daily News, with Toronto seen as the likeliest destination. Sources: Intense trade talks yesterday regarding Dickey, with Texas, Toronto and, hey now...

Mets, Jays close on Dickey trade?

The Mets and Blue Jays reportedly are talking about a large trade that would center around pitcher R.A. Dickey, who won the Cy Young.

Can the Mets cash in on Dickey’s Cy Young season?

The drama has been played out in the public, it’s been the talk of sports radio,ESPN and print media and it is reaching the point of where do both parties go from here? The Mets are happy for everything that R.A. Dickey has done for them for the past 3 seasons. R.A. Dickey is happy that the Mets took a chance on him when no one else would. Knuckleballers aren’t as sexy an attraction...

What are your thoughts on the proposed R.A. Dickey trade?

On Saturday the Mets and Blue Jays put into place the framework of a deal that would send Cy Young Award winner R.A. Dickey to Toronto. While the deal could still fall apart at any time – it looks like it will be in the following form: Mets trade Dickey, Josh Thole and a minor leaguer (not elite) Jays trade Travis d’Arnaud, John Buck, Noah Syndergaard and another minor...

Sources: Jays, Mets discussing Dickey

The Toronto Blue Jays and New York Mets are close to agreeing on a trade that would send Cy Young award winner R.A. Dickey to Toronto, according to major league sources. The Mets have been working on parallel tracks with Dickey for weeks, negotiating a contract extension with him while also holding trade discussions. In recent days it became apparent that the Mets had received at...

Examining A Potential Dickey For Gose And Arencibia Swap

The Toronto Blue Jays and New York Mets are close to agreeing on a trade that could send Cy Young award winner R.A. Dickey to Toronto for a couple of yet to be defined players, according to major league sources. The speculation and buzz is pointing to Antony Gose and J.P. Arencibia. Outfield prospect Anthony Gose who batted .222 with a .622 OPS in 166 at-bats with 59 strikeouts...

R.A. Dickey Likely Headed to Toronto

The Mets and Blue Jays quickly moved toward a trade yesterday. A trade isn’t official yet, however news from Jon Heyman is that players in the deal have been agreed on, just no news yet of who is involved. At this point it looks like it is medical reviews that are left, possibly extension talks with Dickey. The Other surprising news from last night is the move might require multiple...

R.A. Dickey Is Still A Met, Contract Extension With Jays Could Be Why

It’s Sunday morning and R.A. Dickey is still a Met. While the framework of a seven player deal with the Toronto Blue Jays seems to be in place, there’s lots still going on as the Jays have formally requested medical records for Dickey, there’s an extension that still needs to be resolved, players need to be notified, etc. Here is what we know: According to published reports...

Mets to Trade R.A. Dickey to Toronto?

It looks as though the New York Mets might be sending pitcher and last year’s National League Cy Young Award winner, R.A. Dickey to the Toronto Blue Jays. It seems that the Mets are looking to have a rebuilding year and are looking to get top value for their ace pitcher especially after winning the Cy Young Award. In regards to players that would be involved in the deal it looks...

Blue Jays In Lead To Land Dickey, Mets Have Found A Deal They Like

The Toronto Blue Jays Have pulled into the lead to land Mets starter R.A. Dickey. Andy Martino of the New York Daily News reported on Twitter that trade talks intensified yesterday, and Ken Rosenthal and Jon Heyman are now reporting that the Mets have said they have an acceptable trade offer in hand, but are looking to try and increase the offer if possible. The Mets have a strong...

An Open Letter to New York Mets Fans

Dear Mets fans, Relax.  Why do I say that?  I say that because I believe that the front office on your organization is starting to finally turn around the disaster that has been known as the New York Mets. Sandy Alderson took over the organization after the 2010 season.  In 2010, the Mets had a 79-83 record.  The starting lineup included Ike Davis, Luis Castillo, Jose Reyes,...

Mets On Verge Of Trading Dickey, Blue Jays Travis D’Arnaud A “Must Have”

Update 7:15pm:   Andy Martino of the Daily News is reporting that Travis D’Arnaud was a “must have” at the winter meetings in a potential deal for Dickey. According to sources of’s Anthony Dicomo’s, Dickey will remain a Met for at least one more night, citing that a deal is unlikely to be completed this evening. Keep it locked, as the news on this could change...

Angels Likely To Trade An Outfielder, Mets May Be A Fit

Danny Knobbler of is reporting via Twitter that the Angels are “very likely” to trade one of their outfielders now that Hamilton is in the fold. Here is Knobbler’s Tweet below. The Angels signing of Hamilton leaves them with a surplus of outfielders in Trout, Broujos, Morales and Trumbo. That is five potential starters for just four spots if you include the...
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