Found December 18, 2012 on Mike Silva's Sports Media Watchdog:
Now that R.A. Dickey is official going north of the border to Toronto, it’s appropriate to talk about the trade and assess the situation. As I said during Sunday night’s “NY Baseball Talk” podcast, the Dickey scenario takes on three interesting storylines: the actual trade, the fan reaction and how the media elected to paint him with a harsh brush on the way out. From a baseball point of view it’s hard to argue with the deal and its return. Ideally, Sandy Alderson would have the capital to invest in this group and attempt to compete for a playoff spot. With two Wild Cards positions in play, it’s not inconceivable that another $20-$30 million dollars invested in the short term can turn this 74-win team to into one that wins somewhere in the vicinity of 85 games and has a shot to do something in September, if all things break right. It’s a strategy that a New York team should be able to digest even during transitional periods. If you look back at the 2011 Mets Opening Day roster, it’s...
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