Found December 18, 2012 on Mets360.com:
Fare thee well, R.A. Dickey. You were a terrific pitcher while you were here, and are an even better human being wherever you are. We, the fan base of the New York Mets wish you nothing but success in the jungle that is the AL East, especially against your new ultimate rivals, the New York Yankees. We thank you for your inspiration, for your talent and – despite whatever Ken Davidoff may think — for your candor. Besides, no respectable fish would ever find itself wrapped in the Post. We also thank you for the bounty the Mets received by trading you, Josh Thole and Mike Nickeas: Travis d’Arnaud, Noah Syndergaard, Wuilmer Becerra and John Buck. These guys should – SHOULD – stand your former team in good stead for years to come. Godspeed. So, having said that and emitting a heavy sigh, your intrepid columnist shifts his gaze to try and grasp the overall plan – the “Big Picture,” if you will. A week ago, many of us were questioning the existence of any overall plan. We s...
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