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I can point you toward a dozen or more different quotes by David Wright who said that “winning” would be more important than “money” when he decided whether or not he would sign an extension to remain with the Mets.
During his press conference in Nashville at the Winter Meetings, Wright was asked about that and he responded by saying he saw “the plan” and that he’s “excited about the direction of the team.”
What could he have possibly seen?
This morning, during an interview on WFAN, David Wright said that after meeting with Sandy Alderson and Jeff Wilpon early in the off-season, and after seeing their plan for the future, he was excited to sign a new deal to remain with the team. In fact, Wright said he only signed the extension because he believes in what Alderson is doing, he believes in the farm system and he was convinced the team will soon have the financial flexibility to help improve the team.
“I didn’t sign back here to finish in fourth place again. I wanted to make sure, if
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The Mets have just released the details of David Wright’s eight-year, $143 million dollar contract. The breakdown is as follows:
2013: $11M ($3.0M deferred)
2014: $20M ($2.5M deferred)
2015: $20M ($2.5M deferred)
2016: $20M ($2.5M deferred)
2017: $20M ($2.5M deferred)
2018: $20M ($2.5M deferred)
First-time MVP: $500,000 ($200...
This afternoon at the New York Mets holiday party in Citi Field, R.A. Dickey told reporters he would test free agency after the 2013 season, if he does not sign a contract extension with the club this off-season. Which R.A. said would most likely mean he will not be back in 2014.
“If that’s the decision they feel like is best for the club, and that’s the decision that they...
The Mets are trying to figure out how the reigning NL Cy Young winner fits into their future plans, but the team is reportedly a little miffed with the knuckleballer's actions of late.
The words seared into my consciousness.
I previously defended Sandy Alderson, thinking as a hired gun his job was to pare payroll and ease the Mets’ financial strain, which he did.
However, there is no defending what he said yesterday at the Mets’ Annual Christmas party, one where they asked R.A. Dickey to dress as an elf.
I usually applaud honesty, but this time it would have...
Alex In CT asks:
With no real power corner outfielders to speak of in the Mets minors, would it make sense to shift Aderlin Rodriguez to left or right field? As it stands now he’s blocked by David Wright and Ike Davis at the corner infield spots. We know he has the bat, but does Rodriguez have the arm to play in the outfield?
Sean Kenny replies:
Before I start this response, I...
According to Adam Rubin of ESPN New York, free agent Scott Hairston says the Mets remain in the mix, but a multiyear contract will be required to return to Queens.
“Things are starting to pick up now that the market is settling in,” Hairston told ESPNNewYork.com. “Still unsure where I’ll sign, though. There are a lot of trades happening around the league, so it’s possible...
This coming season the Mets will have their uniforms adorned with the 2013 All Star Game Patch. So, channeling the inner UniWatch, let’s take a look at the history of Met uniform patches, whether special one-offs, memorials, or standard through the years.
The standard Met uniform patch, a patch version of the official Met logo, made its debut on the 1962 road jersey. But, it...
NL Cy Young winner R.A. Dickey feels he's been more than fair in his request for a market-value contract extension, but also understands the business side. To that end, he told reporters that he likely won't be a Met beyond next season without one. The have three options regarding their ace. They can deal him, extend him, or let pitch in 2013 at $5 million. Both sides...
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Darin Gorski (Quakertown, 2007; Kutztown,2008) was recently added to the New York Mets 40-man roster.
The 6-4 LHP went 9-8 with a 4.00 ERA in 24 starts for Binghamton (AA) this summer. In 2011 he was the Mets Organizational Player of the Year after going 11-3 with a 2.08 ERA for St. Lucie (High A). He was a seventh round pick of the Mets in the 2009 draft and...
The Texas Rangers drafted reigning National League Cy Young award winner R.A. Dickey back in the first round of the 1996 Amateur Draft. Dickey may have made his Major League Baseball debut with the Rangers back in 2001, but he gained notoriety and found success as a member of the New York Mets. Now, over six years since he last pitched for the Rangers, could Texas be making a play...
Noted Mets fan Jon Stewart ... you know him as host of The Daily Show ... had R.A. Dickey on his show last week to discuss his book, his mountain climbing, and his baseball future. He pulled no punches right off the bat with his first question:
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How much stock can you put into stats from the Dominican Summer League? In a few years, we might just find out. The man pictured above is none other than Vicente Lupo, a highly-touted international prospect that signed on with the Mets in July of 2010. I have never seen anything along the lines of footage from Vicente Lupo, so all I have to work with are the numbers that he put up...
The New York Mets are asking for a lot in return if they were to trade R.A. Dickey. For that reason, it may be more likely that the team extends his contract. No matter what they do, they cannot let him pitch in 2013 without a new contract or a new team. That just wouldn't make sense. With that in mind, the Mets have increased their offer to Dickey.
According to Andy...