Originally written on 213 Miles From Shea  |  Last updated 11/14/14
Picimg_milwaukee_brewers_at_8ce5
The Mets finally lit the hot stove last week with the extension to David Wright, and now they head into Nashville with a lot to do, but a lot of different ways to do it. There are three items that must be accomplished in Nashville, and they are all related to each other: - Dickey’s future must be determined - At least one OF’er must be acquired - The Mets will decide whether to get a platoon for Thole, a replacement, via trade or Free Agency The situation Dickey pulls at my heartstrings and my brain stem. In my heart, I want to see Dickey sign the 2-3 year extension with the Mets and finish out his career in the Orange and Blue. My brain recognizes that if the right deal presents itself, the Mets have to sell now. Reports have surfaced that if an extension isn’t signed this week, Dickey wants to sit at the table for negotiations. Reports have also surfaced that 6-7 teams have approached the Mets about trading Dickey. Complicating signing and trading Dickey is Jon Niese. The Blue Jays are interested in Niese for J.P. Arencibia, but that wouldn’t be enough for the Mets, which is the correct stance. If the Mets decide to move Niese or Dickey, then they avoid having to pay for a C or OF, or have more money to devote to one. If the Mets decide to keep Dickey and Niese, then they will need to sign a budget OF and C. In this case, the Mets will probably go after a non-tendered catcher from another team and see if they can get a mid tier OF.   Last year, the meetings started off with the Mets missing out on Jose Reyes, and ended with the Mets building their bullpen and OF in trades and Free Agency that brought Torres, Ramirez, Rauch and Francisco to Queens. All in all, not a good winter meetings for the Mets. With the Wright signing, this already looking to be a better winter. Let’s hope the Mets use their cards wisely.   If the Mets decide to keep Dickey and Niese, that would be fine, we can fix the lineup next off season when the budget frees up and hope for upsides this year. If the Mets trade Dickey or Niese, that would be fine, we can fix the rotation throughout the season as Wheeler and Harvey get more experience, and be ready the next offseason with a clearer picture. There are very little avenues right not to see the Mets as competitive in 2013, but there is some actual real hope for 2014 and 2015. Tweet
GET THE YARDBARKER APP:
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

Report: Giants ‘considering a run’ at Ndamukong Suh

Darnell Dockett reportedly visiting 49ers on Tuesday

David West on Brian Shaw being fired: ‘That’s bulls–t'

Hamels trade talk motivating Red Sox pitching staff

Spiller: EJ Manuel learned not to be 'buddy buddy' with everyone

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Yankees fire employee over Curt Schilling's daughter tweets

Ravens settle grievance, pay Ray Rice $1.6 million

A-Rod goes 0-2 against Yankees pitching machine 'Iron Mike'

Redick: Flip Saunders told me to ‘shut the f— up’ three times

Ohio native Brian Hartline to visit Browns today

Report: Jets owner urging team to pursue Darrelle Revis

Trying to solve the Alex Guerrero problem

Mets to host families of slain NYPD officers at spring training

Teams that should be on NCAA Tourney upset alert

SpongeBob SquarePants: The newest NASCAR race sponsor

Winners and losers of the NHL trade deadline

Andrew Luck shaved beard, left mustache

Museum to give away DeLorean if Cubs win World Series

Jameis Winston looking to trademark 'Famous Jameis'

Maple Leafs burned on Twitter by frustrated fan

Keith Olbermann putting an end to his Twitter 'batting practice'

Prospect receives 75 cent check from Yankees

Flores: If Nick Young takes a shot at me, he's going to miss

MLB News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
the YARDBARKER app
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

Spiller: EJ Manuel learned not to be 'buddy buddy' with everyone

Ten most underrated NFL free agents

Five potential landing spots for Andre Johnson

Texas-Baylor fight leads to 7 ejections

Mark Cuban will be Prez in 'Sharknado 3'

Report: Redskins interested in Suh

Report: Revis likely to hit free agency

Steve Spurrier joins Twitter

MJ makes Forbes billionaire list

Nick Young fires back at Robert Flores

Sad LeBron literally looks in mirror after loss to Rockets

MLS 2015 season preview

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.