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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 hope to come up with a package of similarly rated players as those they once gave up for Viola, although the emphasis would be on position players, rather than pitchers coming back.
The 1988 Mets had won 100 games and their loss to the Dodgers in the league championship series was unexpected and greatly disappointing for a team that fans thought was going to be a powerhouse for years. In 1989, Dwight Gooden began to experience shoulder trouble and the Mets were hovering just above the .500 mark at the July 31 trade deadline. They had already made one questionable trade during the season sending Lenny Dykstr...
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The New York Mets have proposed a trade to the Texas Rangers that would send knuckleballer R.A. Dickey to Arlington in exchange for a "rich package" of prospects, including third baseman Mike Olt, reports Ken Davidoff of the New York Post.
Davidoff adds in a separate tweet that
the lack of a counteroffer from the Rangers on the Mets’ initial
proposal could indicate...
Andy Martino of the Daily News is reporting that the Mets and R.A. Dickey have resumed negotiations and that they have made some modest progress on a contract extension since things cooled off at the Winter Meetings.
I believe that the Mets and Dickey got locked into a game of chicken when they were in Nashville, with neither side willing to budge on the dollars of a two-year extension...
The Mets are looking for top hitting prospects Mike Olt, 25, and Leonys Martin, 24, from the Rangers for R.A. Dickey according to John Harper of the Daily News.
However, the Rangers have not countered that proposal, Ken Davidoff says in a report for the New York Post.
The Mets and Rangers (and Mets and Blue Jays) have only had general discussions about...
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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...
The Texas Rangers drafted reigning National League Cy Young award winner R.A. Dickey back in the first round of the 1996 Amateur Draft. Dickey may have made his Major League Baseball debut with the Rangers back in 2001, but he gained notoriety and found success as a member of the New York Mets. Now, over six years since he last pitched for the Rangers, could Texas be making a play...
The New York Mets upped the ante last night in their bid to keep Cy Young winner R.A. Dickey in the fold.
A new extension would add two years and $20 miilion to the $5 million Dickey is scheduled to earn next season, according to sources. The previous offer was said to be a two-year extension worth $16 million.
The new terms were first reported by Andy Martino of the New York Daily...
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...
There appears to be a gap between how the Mets value R.A. Dickey and how other teams value him. Hey, that’s how the game is played. Now, with Shields and Greinke gone, the Mets would appear to be in a stronger position.
Mets general manager Sandy Alderson has asked for such a large package of prospects that some executives have wondered how serious he is about trading him.
Lending further to the accuracy of ESPN New York, reporting that R.A. Dickey is likely to remain a Met, the knuckleballer has agreed to play an elf alongside Ike Davis on Tuesday at Citi Field.
John Franco will play Santa Clause at the team’s annual holiday party tomorrow at Citi Field, as the Mets host schoolchildren from Far Rockaway who were affected by Hurricane Sandy.
The Texas Rangers have not quite had the offseason they've envisioned. They clearly want Justin Upton from the Arizona Diamondbacks, but that has yet to come to fruition. They were considered the front-runners to land Zack Greinke, but he is signing with the Los Angeles Dodgers. They've lost their all-time hits leader in Michael Young via trade to the Philadelphia...
The neverending cycle of contract negotiations between the New York Mets and RA Dickey continues, but it seems clear to me that the Mets (like most other teams around baseball) have no idea what Dickey's value is. Dickey is a 38-year old knuckleballer coming off of a Cy Young Award winning season, and the Mets have no idea if this is a new beginning for him (since he is a knuckleballer...
According to Andy Martino of the Daily News, the Mets have increased their contract extension offer to R.A. Dickey to two-years for $20 million dollars.
Dickey has been asking for a two-year extension for approximately $26 million, totaling $31 million over three years. The Mets now are closer to a three-year deal worth $25 million total.
This would put Dickey and the Mets only...
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I was joined by former Kansas City Royals outfielder and current host on 810 WHB, Les Norman.
Les and I discussed the wild spending this winter, the value of hitting coaches and the Mets potentially trading R.A. Dickey. Hear his thoughts on whether prospects like Wil Myers and Mike Olt are overrated, and the importance of mental makeup in a ballplayer.
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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...