Originally posted on Mets Merized Online  |  Last updated 1/18/13
By now you’ve all made the rounds and got everybody’s take on Sandy Alderson’s interview with Mike Francesa yesterday. You know the one right? It was the interview that was the exact opposite of the first interview he did with Francesa back in October. Remember that one? The one where the Mets were going to be transformed into a contender for 2013 and fans were going to see so many significant changes that we wouldn’t be able to recognize the new team from the one that we ended the 2012 season with? Are we clear now? Okay, good, let’s move on. I had this pretty long-winded post I worked on most of last night, but it was too long so I decided to break it up into a few parts. This first part is about the incredible back-story behind the R.A. Dickey trade. Fasten your seat belts. Alderson: Well, I’ll tell you what’s interesting, Mike. We had been talking to two or three teams about R.A. Dickey, and we had an interest in a couple players from one team and we were prepared to make a tra...
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