Originally written on Full Spectrum Baseball  |  Last updated 10/20/14
Characterizing himself as “more optimistic” than he was two months ago, Mets chief operating officer Jeff Wilpon said Tuesday that trading either David Wright or R.A. Dickey would be a last resort for the team. Speaking in Far Rockaway, Queens, where he and pitcher Matt Harvey served meals to Hurricane Sandy victims, Wilpon said his first priority is still to ink Wright and Dickey to contract extensions. The Mets’ backup plan is to enter next season with those two on their current expiring contracts. Their final option is the trading block. “We hope to have a resolution,” Wilpon said to mlb.com. “And you know what? Part of that resolution might be that we get deals done with both of them or one of them. Part of that might be that they both come back and play for us next year. They’re both under contract. This is not a free-agent situation. This is not an arbitration situation. They’re both under contract. We have all the flexibility in the world with that.” Wright and Dickey are en...
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