Originally written December 06, 2012 on Mets360.com:
One of the hot-button topics at the Winter Meetings in Nashville this week is what are the Mets going to do with reigning NL Cy Young award-winner R.A. Dickey? Do the Mets shop him at his highest value while trying to land a bumper crop of prospects? Or do the Mets negotiate a reasonable two-year deal and re-sign Dickey? From the rumors and vibes coming out of Nashville, it seems the Mets are trying to go with option A, although they are having a difficult time finding a partner. No doubt it’s a double-edge sword the Mets find themselves in. On the one hand, you want to reward Dickey for the amazing season he just had and give the fans reason to come out to the ballpark while being committed to being a better team in 2013. On the other hand you can’t be short-sighted, and if a Dickey trade can make you a better and more sustainable team for the long-term, then you have to strike while the iron is hot and deal him for prospects while you have the chance. Sandy Alderson has stated tha...
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