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There has been TOO much talk about the Mets keeping/trading R.A. Dickey without any real discussion over what they think they could realistically get for a 37-year old Cy Young. It’s great that he throws a pitch that’s easy on the arm and has shown remarkably good health but age is always a concern and just as the Mets are more eager to trade Dickey than David Wright because of age… so to are teams willing to pay more for a player in his prime.
Step 1: Trade Candidates
Identify teams who have a need for Dickey. Those who have obvious holes in their rotations and play in competitive divisions that they think they might actually stand a chance in. The reasoning is that a team who feels like they need Dickey in 2013 is going to pay more than a team who would merely like to have Dickey in 2013. The reports I’ve heard have linked 12 teams to interest in Dickey. I’m going to venture 10:
Atlanta Braves – Atlanta is still a well built team and the Nationals have not yet pulled away...
BEST OF MAXIM
Andy Martino of the Daily News reports that the Mets want a ‘monster package’ for R.A. Dickey, which is likely a few high-end prospects, major leaguers, outfielders and catching help.
He cites a high-ranking MLB executive, that “if the Mets don’t get this level return, they’re probably not going to trade him.”
Wow, talk about too pricey… Incredible…
Honestly, I don’t...
Much of the talk around the Mets fan base in the wake of R.A. Dickey’s Cy Young win this week has been about his value and whether it would be best for the Mets to give Dickey a contract extension or trade him at what appears to be the peak of his value.
I’ve found myself on both ends of this discussion over the last few weeks. There was a time two weeks ago that I had pretty...
The Mets are listening to trade inquiries regarding National League Cy Young award winner R.A. Dickey, and it sure sounds like they’re looking for a lot.
If the Mets elect to trade their ace, the New York Daily News reports the organization would be seeking a substantial return, including high-end prospects or viable major leaguers.
“[They] would want a monster package for ...
R.A. Dickey will deservedly be accepting the Cy Young Award at the BBWAA’s annual awards dinner this January. The 38-year-old knuckleballer for the Mets, found a fitting epilogue to his storybook season tonight, when he was named winner of the 2012 National League Cy Young Award.
Dickey earned 27 of 32 first-place votes, finishing ahead of Clayton Kershaw of the Los Angeles Dodgers...
Updated 6:20 PM
Major League sources tell Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports that the Mets plan to offer R.A. Dickey a two-year contract extension…
The New York Mets could be on the verge of a breakthrough in their negotiations with National League Cy Young Award winner R.A. Dickey.
Or, maybe not.
The Mets plan to offer Dickey a two-year contract extension, according to major league...
The press release came via email as it always does and my first reaction was: How insignificant is Brian Bixler?
He means something to his family, but hit .193 with two homers and seven RBI last season for Colorado and Washington. Yup, that will have them breaking down the doors at Citi Field.
Another meaningless signing by the Mets, who continue to insult their dwindling fan base...
In reading a column from Buster Olney recently I saw the ESPN writer make a pretty bold statement regarding the Wilpon family and the New York Mets. Most of the column requires ESPN Insider access to read, but Olney makes his point pretty clear in the intro (click here to read in full):
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R.A. Dickey looked a little shaken after winning the Cy Young...
At least they are talking.
Mets CEO Jeff Wilpon said there’s dialogue between the team and David Wright and R.A. Dickey, then added he’s optimistic about keeping them.
What else is he going to say? “No, I think they’ll both leave.’’ Yeah, that will sell a lot of tickets.
You have to be skeptical whenever any side in a negotiation says something on the record, as much...
The news broke yesterday that the New York Mets, in their attempt to keep their 38-year old Cy Young Award winner, would offer R.A. Dickey a two-year deal. The deal would be a two-year extension as Dickey is still under contract with the Mets through next season.
According to Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports, Dickey would be looking for at least $20 million over the two-year extension...
Jeff Wilpon responded to a report in the New York Post and told reporters that he is more optimistic now than a month ago that the Mets can get new deals done with David Wright and R.A. Dickey.
He is encouraged more and more as the process moves along because there’s been back and forth conversations, reports Marc Carig.
Wilpon also added that he could see a scenario where both...
This weeks crowning of R.A. Dickey
as National League Cy Young award winner sets the Tennessee native near the top of another rather
select list of major leaguers…those who succeeded despite physical
deformities. These men didn’t overcome
bad knees, a la Mickey
Mantle, or end a dominant career with a bone on bone elbow like Sandy Koufax….
No these men had actual missing...
If you were to search Stub Hub for 2013 Opening Day baseball tickets what would you expect to pay for the Mets opener? For the worst seat in the house, about $30 would sound appropriate and one would only pay that much because it is opening day.
Early on Monday, the Mets placed single-game tickets on sale for the 2013 season for games through May 26. The minimum price for the...
The New York Mets have reportedly offered NL Cy Young winner R.A. Dickey a two-year contract extension. Fox Sports reported Saturday morning that the Mets planned to make an offer but the New York Daily News later reported that the club already made the offer. It is not clear how much money is involved, but the Daily News reported that Dickey, 38, would sign a contract comparable...
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...
Me and Steve discuss the rude discourse between the BBWAA and sabermetricians over the American League MVP. What does the future of R.A. Dickey now that he’s a Cy Young Award winner? Steve shares his experience at the Barclays Center and his chance meeting with Celtics’ GM Danny Ainge. We round out the show discussing the Marlins fire sale and the fake Mike Francesa Twitter...