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Mets hoping for “clarity” on David Wright and R.A. Dickey before Winter Meetings

Nov 16, 2012, 7:20 PM EDT

Mets general manager Sandy Alderson said during the final week of the regular season that contract talks with David Wright and R.A. Dickey were his top priority going into the offseason. Six weeks later, there’s no resolution with either player. However, Alderson told Marc Carig of New York Newsday earlier this evening that he’s hoping to change that before the Winter Meetings begin on December 3.

Ken Rosenthal of reported earlier this week that the Mets made an offer to Wright and received a counter proposal. Talks reportedly aren’t as far along with Dickey. If progress isn’t made by early December, it’s possible both players could be on the trade block.

Wright is set to earn $16 million in 2013 while Dickey will make $5 million. They are both due to hit free agency next offseason.

  1. kardshark1 - Nov 16, 2012 at 7:25 PM

    So to sum this article up… The Blue Jays are gonna have RA Dickey and David Wright in a few days.

    • historiophiliac - Nov 16, 2012 at 8:20 PM

      But they are both totally on the Red Sox’ radar.

      • chill1184 - Nov 16, 2012 at 8:22 PM

        Everyone is on the Red Sox radar

      • Old Gator - Nov 17, 2012 at 9:12 AM

        News note: John Henry just leased an Iron Dome system from the IDF so that the Beanbags can track incoming draftees and minor leaguers as well….

  2. chill1184 - Nov 16, 2012 at 7:37 PM

    Its November for God sakes not March.

  3. xmatt0926x - Nov 16, 2012 at 7:45 PM

    They are trading both. End of story. These comments from management are just today’s little tidbit to make it seem like they really wanted to retain these guys. The team is broke and there are no indications that they intend to spend any time soon. Why would they keep two guys who can bring massive prospects when Wright’s prime will just about be up and Dickey will be collecting social security by the time the team is financially ready to compete in the NL East. It sucks but the fans should be clamoring to get top prospects for these guys while they can.

  4. thebadguyswon - Nov 16, 2012 at 8:00 PM

    They should trade them. This is completely hypothetical, but if the Mets could get Alex Gordon for Dickey and ship Wright to Pittsburgh for prospects Alen Hanson, ss, and Gregory Polanco, rf, you do it.

  5. lazlosother - Nov 16, 2012 at 8:07 PM

    Gotta wonder. RA. is what, 37, 38, but he throws the knuckler faster than anyone. How long can he throw it at 80+? How much does the speed have to drop off before it is just a so-so pitch?

    If the Mets aren’t able to sign him, I hope my team can. Given his velocity, even with regression I think he will be effective for half a decade anyway.

  6. schmedley69 - Nov 16, 2012 at 9:12 PM

    The Wilpons need to sell. This is bad for baseball. It’s one thing to have this kind of thing going on in Miami, but you can’t let this happen in New York. That being said, I would love to see David Wright end up with the Phils.

    • richyballgame - Nov 16, 2012 at 9:31 PM

      Too bad every Met fan on the planet hates you for that comment. (In reference to David Wright on the Phillies.)

      • schmedley69 - Nov 16, 2012 at 10:56 PM

        Hey, we shared Tug McGraw and Lenny Dykstra. Why not David Wright too? The Phillies let you guys have Tim McCarver (he started in the Phillies broadcast booth). You owe us.

      • Old Gator - Nov 17, 2012 at 9:13 AM

        I suspect a lot of Mutts fans think that what they owe you for McCarver is a letter full of anthrax.

      • chill1184 - Nov 17, 2012 at 9:32 AM

        Funny Phillies all of a sudden want Wright considering how they have been saying since his debut that he’s overrated. Pathetic

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