Found November 09, 2012 on Lady Loves Pinstripes:
New York Yankees Brian Cashman is one of 30 GMs in Indian Wells, Californiaat the annual GM meetings, where the biggest news happens in hotel suites as it is considered baseball’s annual trade fair. R. A. Dickey (Photo credit: Wikipedia) GMs offer up players they are willing to listen to offers on, as trades and free-agent signings are typical with usually at least one or two blockbuster announcements. METS ARE STILL A MESS: So, the latest news to come via FOX SPORTS Ken Rosenthal is that the NY Mets are willing to listen to offers on CY Young candidate RA Dickey. Dickey has one more year on his current Mets contract, with a $5 million paycheck. Dickey is the sole knuckleballer left in the Bigs, who went 20-6 last season, with a 2.73 ERA. So, the fact that any team would even consider trading this guy is beyond me but it is the Mets and they need a change in ownership more than anything. That is for another time. Now, the fact that Dickey is 38-years old would normally be a concern ...
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