Originally written November 14, 2012 on MetsOnline:
If the Mets played their cards the right way, imagine how good they could look today in the eyes of the fans and the media. Here’s what I mean: The Marlins are awful. They’re the laughingstock of the NL East and not the Mets. They will finish in last place next season. I have no doubt about that at all. Trading away their entire team yesterday just makes the Mets look that much better–seriously… The Mets released some pretty awesome home and away blue alternate jerseys today. Check out this post from this morningto see the new jerseys. This doesn’t seem like a big deal. But, the Mets have done a great job the last two off-seasons branding their image by almost eliminating the color black completely from their jerseys, focusing on orange and blue–the traditional Mets colors, creating a nice 50th anniversary logo, and creating a nice All Star Game 2013 logo. Mets PR guy Jay Horwitz (Photo by the New York Daily News) The new alternate jerseys are being sold with Wright and Dickey’s names on them. Does that mean that Dickey and the Mets are close to some sort of contract extension? Here’s what COULD make today an incredible day for the Mets: R.A. Dickey wins the Cy Young award. Subsequently, Dickey announces that he and the Mets have reached terms on a new contract. To recap this hypothetical situation that would make Mets PR guy Jay Horwitz extremely happy (and everyone else too): The Marlins looking terrible makes the Mets look good, the Mets released nice blue jerseys (if Dickey is signed to an extension, his jersey is going to fly off the shelves with the holiday season coming up), Dickey winning the Cy Young award and Dickey signing with the Mets makes the Mets look good because everyone loves Dickey.    
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