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If the Mets don’t extend David Wright, R.A. Dickey is likely gone

Sep 27, 2012, 9:41 AM EDT

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When it comes to what R.A. Dickey is going to do once his contract is up with the Mets, he says he views he and David Wright as something of a package deal for the Mets:

“If I don’t see them pursuing David hard,” Dickey said, “I think it would be a message to everybody that they’re content to spend the next five or six years rebuilding this organization. Rather than trying to be competitive, and trying to rebuild it at the same time.

“I think you can do both. I think (doing both is) what they want to do.

“But if you see them not really pursue him hard, that’s the message that I get. Unless they trade him and get multiple, big-league pieces back.”

Both Dickey and Wright have team options through 2013 and, clearly, the Mets are going to want to work on Wright first.  The Mets have made every indication that they’re doing to try to lock up Wright.  I think the bigger question for Dickey is whether he can come close to matching his 2012 season next year.  Because if he, as many knuckleballers have in the past, starts to get a bit erratic out there, it would probably give a lot of team’s pause about signing him to a significant deal.

  1. greymares - Sep 27, 2012 at 9:45 AM

    I’m guessing that the Mets will sign Wright with R.A.Dickey money

  2. Francisco (FC) - Sep 27, 2012 at 9:48 AM

    Hey if the Mets extend Wright I’m sure Dickey will get extended as well. More than a few actually.

    • ptfu - Sep 27, 2012 at 10:18 AM

      Thumbs up for saying “Dickey will get extended”

  3. kranepool - Sep 27, 2012 at 10:02 AM

    The Mets need at least 2 corner outfielders and a top flight starting catcher along with a reliever or two. With free agent options prohibitive the trade route is the way to go to make the team competitive again. Sandy Alderson doesn’t get emotional about players, his job is to build a team that will compete for a championship if that means trading Wright to get some of those pieces so be it.

    • thebadguyswon - Sep 27, 2012 at 12:34 PM

      Exactly.

  4. chill1184 - Sep 27, 2012 at 10:18 AM

    I trust Alderson to do whats best for the team. Unlike Omar Minaya, Alderson knows what he’s doing. With that said if there is no deal done by opening day next season then Alderson needs to explore trading deals.

    • lgmdc5 - Sep 27, 2012 at 10:35 AM

      You trust him to do what’s best for the team? While he’s better than Minaya, no question, the job he did “rebuilding the bullpen” this year is questionable.

      • chill1184 - Sep 27, 2012 at 4:33 PM

        On paper and history the deals Alderson did made sense. Its not Alderson’s fault that they didnt pan out and that the nature of bullpens are fickle.

  5. phillysoulfan - Sep 27, 2012 at 11:34 AM

    David Wright would look great in white and red pinstripes and if Ruben is smart this off season. He pockets his money and waitd for Wright to hit FA.

    • pdowdy83 - Sep 27, 2012 at 11:54 AM

      Yep that sounds like Amaro’s type of contract. Guy on the other side of 30 locked up for big time dollars.

    • Francisco (FC) - Sep 27, 2012 at 12:04 PM

      Let’s see if Wright hits FA, he’ll be 31, seeking a 5 year deal or similar in the $20-22 range, for which he will be 36 by the time the contract ends… Yeah fits the Ruben Profile to a ‘T’.

    • chill1184 - Sep 27, 2012 at 4:34 PM

      Thats funny consider most Philly fans have been saying for years that Wright is overrated.

  6. avietar - Sep 27, 2012 at 4:46 PM

    “When it comes to what R.A. Dickey is going to do once his contract is up with the Mets, he says he views he and David Wright as something of a package deal for the Mets:”

    That’s “…he says he views HIMSELF and David Wright as something of a package…”

    Is the English language that much of a stretch for you. Craig? He, him, himself. Different parts of speech, and NOT interchangeable. Me, myself, I, also not interchangeable.

    Try harder, Craig.

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