Originally written on MetsZilla  |  Last updated 11/16/14
For some Mets fans,  happy hour can’t get here soon enough this afternoon as Fox Sports Ken Rosenthal is the latest to tweet about what appears to be an almost inevitable breakup between the New York Mets and Cy Young award winner R.A. Dickey. #bbpBox_279619168922390529 a { text-decoration:none; color:#0084B4; }#bbpBox_279619168922390529 a:hover { text-decoration:underline; } All signs point to #Mets trading Dickey. Little progress with extension, 1 yr./$5M looks more attractive by the day. #Rangers still in mix. 34 minutes ago via Twitter for MacReplyRetweetFavorite @Ken_Rosenthal Ken Rosenthal It’s seriously hard to comment on the constant speculation and back and  forth comments between the Mets and Dickey.  The bottom line is that Sandy Alderson has one job to do and that’s put this team in position to be a playoff contender for the immediate and distant future.  Dickey can be part of that plan in many ways, whether it be pitching effectively in the coming years or bringing a massive haul via trade that will help reshape a team with numerous holes. Matt Cerrone of Metsblog.com summarized things perfectly the other day when he wrote: Photo by Michael G. Baron Sandy Alderson’s top priority this winter is to acquire a young hitter. The easiest way to do this is by trading R.A. Dickey or Jon Niese. The Rangers and other teams are genuinely interested, and have the young hitters to trade, but (for now) they’re exploring other options. Meanwhile, in case a trade doesn’t happen, or in case Niese is the one that gets traded, the Mets are discussing a contract extension with Dickey because they don’t want him to leave after next season. Dickey wants a deal, but the Mets can’t ink him to one until the trade market has played itself out… In short, it’s a waiting game. Dickey is waiting on the Mets, who are waiting on the trade market. Dickey thinks he should be paid X, the Mets think he’s worth Y. Teams will give one prospect to get Dickey, the Mets would like two. The Mets will trade Dickey in the right deal, but they’ll sign Dickey if they don’t. It’s not about ‘dragging feet,’ or disrespect, or spending or not spending money. It’s about exploring ways to make the overall team better, and eventually someone will blink.”
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