Found November 05, 2012 on Mets Merized Online:
October is gone, the World Series is gone too, and we’re into the first week of November. All quiet on the Eastern Front. Thanks to some of the well-timed leaks soon after the season ended, there was suddenly an urgency to this offseason compared to seasons past. An apparent $100 million offer was being floated to the media and in turn to us, a specific quote that both Dickey and Wright could have extensions in place before the World Series was leaked to two different beat writers, and even national sports journalists like Jon Heyman and Ken Rosenthal were being fed some juicy morsels to share with the fan base. “Wow”, I thought. “This feels so much different than Sandy Alderson’s first two offseasons. Then everything stopped. Weeks went by… A month went by… The options were both exercised without a whisper of any progress, and instead the word was that no numbers were exchanged and that everything was actually at a standstill. Now that’s the Sandy Alderson I know… I have no idea wh...
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