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Now the Mets are unhappy with R.A. Dickey

Dec 11, 2012, 5:08 PM EDT

The Mets have yet to meet R.A. Dickey‘s pretty reasonable demands. So R.A. Dickey took his case to the media at the Mets Christmas party thing today. Now the Mets, angered that Dickey used that event to beef about contract things, are taking their case about that to the media:

I see what you did there, Mike. But I can’t blame you. It would take a feat of strength to avoid using those words. To avoid such a thing would be a Fesitvus miracle.

In other news, the Mets and R.A. Dickey really need to take their negotiations out of the media and do them in private. They’re not that far apart. Just get the deal done and be happy.

  1. historiophiliac - Dec 11, 2012 at 5:19 PM

    I love it when people say: “It’s not personal; it’s business.”

    • Old Gator - Dec 11, 2012 at 6:31 PM

      Me too. Especially when the guys with no necks say it. Then you know you’re being whacked without any messy schadenfreude. It’s very gratifying.

    • DelawarePhilliesFan - Dec 11, 2012 at 8:27 PM

  2. fanofevilempire - Dec 11, 2012 at 5:19 PM

    THE POST………………………..

    • Old Gator - Dec 11, 2012 at 6:33 PM

      The Pestilence doesn’t “lie” in the sense you mean. They “lie” the way a good novelist does – it’s all self-referential. No similarities to any actual person, living, dead or improbable is intended.

  3. darthicarus - Dec 11, 2012 at 5:22 PM

    I would prefer to see the two parties exchange ideas via notes like from grade school days.

    Mets: RA, will you accept this offer of 3 years & $18 million? Circle One: YES NO
    Dickey: *circles NO* Mets, how about 4 years $35 million? YES NO?
    Mets: MAYBE
    Dickey: *crumbles up paper and throws it at Mike Francesca*

    • Old Gator - Dec 11, 2012 at 6:34 PM

      And, being a control pitcher, actually hits Francesa with it.

    • indaburg - Dec 11, 2012 at 7:09 PM

      That thrown crumpled piece of paper will have such movement on it.

  4. natslady - Dec 11, 2012 at 5:23 PM

    In other news, the Mets and R.A. Dickey really need to take their negotiations out of the media and do them in private. They’re not that far apart. Just get the deal done and be happy.

    My sentiments, precisely!

    • Old Gator - Dec 11, 2012 at 6:34 PM

      Not mine. This is right up there with a Kim Kardashian home sex video.

      • mrwillie - Dec 11, 2012 at 7:37 PM

        You’ve got the wrong Dickey.

  5. nickrox33 - Dec 11, 2012 at 5:26 PM

    im sorry but trade this guy already…go get mike olt from the rangers…DONE

  6. fissels - Dec 11, 2012 at 5:26 PM

    I don’t blame R.A. one bit. His demands are reasonable. If the Mets don’t want to fork over the money, they can trade him. If I were R.A, I’d be very happy to get out of there

  7. cur68 - Dec 11, 2012 at 5:32 PM

    No. No. This needs to fester a while. RA needs to anger the Wilpons some more…I know! An Amazon Trek to take medicine and medical supplies to remote tribes in South America. He’ll paddle against the current the whole way. It’ll be like when he went up the mountain last season: Mets FO hated that, too. This time I’m hoping they send him North in a fit a pique for a bag of balls, Whiteside & and Rasmus. Yes Mets FO…your tears of anger nourish my hope for RA in the Land Of The Beav …

    • Old Gator - Dec 11, 2012 at 6:36 PM

      I agree with you. I have a friend in Toronto whose dumbphone text alert I want to be the very first to light up with word of that trade.

      • cur68 - Dec 11, 2012 at 6:54 PM

        Heya Gator. Yeah, this trade would make me very, very, VERY happy.

        Hey, I hear tell that the first ever python hunt is going down in the Everglades in January. You joining in to get you some boots?

      • Old Gator - Dec 11, 2012 at 9:50 PM

        Those yuppie fools are going to get eaten alive by mosquitoes, bitten by cottonmouths and Friendo’s beeg brothers, run over by ATVs driven by crackers marinated on Old Grand Dad, and will make an infinitesimally tiny, all but undetectable dent in the python population in the process. I’m staying home and watching old Kurosawa movies with my odd Hemingway hound, Fido, and playing Ouija Scrabble when it rains.

    • indaburg - Dec 11, 2012 at 7:12 PM

      This. Must. Not. Happen. I will not allow it.

      • cur68 - Dec 11, 2012 at 7:19 PM

        I have plied Faux Bu II with cigars. Rum. The effigy of Miss Scarlet from my Clue Boardgame. This MUST happen.

      • indaburg - Dec 11, 2012 at 7:25 PM

        You wanna play? This is WAR–in both senses of the word. As the Yanks and Sox trade aging players, you know this division is coming down to your pretty little blue birds and my suddenly punchy Rays. Hmmm…I wonder if Zim likes Dominican cigars…

      • cur68 - Dec 11, 2012 at 7:29 PM

        I went with Havanas. And cherry pipe tobacco. You might wanna toss some viagra on there with Zim and get him a little girl friend if you’re really looking for an edge. Bananas and vitamin C aren’t going to cut it next to Miss Scarlett. Faux Bu II was really nodding his oversized head hard when I asked if he’d like a little female company. I have gained much favour.

      • indaburg - Dec 11, 2012 at 9:17 PM

        I don’t know how Zim-bu would feel about female company. He’s been married to Soot, his girl since 10th grade in high school. Pretty little thing she was, and still looks good for a woman of advanced age. I know this because yesterday, MLBN aired an hour long documentary on ole Popeye, which I took as a sign. He has witnessed practically every important event of the past 62 years in baseball. I’d love to meet him.

        Joey Bats is a Dominican man. Better get Faux Bu II at least two or three girls to keep him happy.

  8. bostonboy82 - Dec 11, 2012 at 5:51 PM

    Does anyone care or really think this guy will have a second good season after his first at age 38. People talk like this is the start of something great?

  9. vanmorrissey - Dec 11, 2012 at 6:13 PM

    Agreed, Craig, he knew EXACTLY what he was doing. Keep it behind the curtain instead of out front and you might get it done. Quit complaining, you’ll be rich either way.

  10. kkolchak - Dec 11, 2012 at 6:19 PM

    So wait…you mean that whole Dickey’s playing an elf at the Mets’s Christmas party so that means he must be coming back thing was a bunch over overblown hooey? I am Jack’s profound disillusion.

  11. dezolationangel - Dec 11, 2012 at 6:31 PM

    Hey bostonboy82, why don’t you check out his numbers from the last 3 years before you make inaccurate comments. He’s better than anyone on your staff at age 38. Pretty consistent. On a good team he would’ve won 24-25 games with all those innings pitched. He’s only getting better with that knuckleball. Sad that they’re negotiating through the media. As a Mets fan I would rather they sell high and get either an outfield or catching prospect(s) in return.

  12. thebadguyswon - Dec 11, 2012 at 6:40 PM

    I love the “fluke season” idiots.

  13. exibitsman - Dec 11, 2012 at 6:52 PM

    just pay him 3 – 36 million. with a 4th year option 15.5 million.? he’s
    definitely worth that on the open

  14. billb09 - Dec 11, 2012 at 6:56 PM


  15. mumblesrumbly - Dec 11, 2012 at 7:12 PM

    Dickey must celebrate Festivus

  16. mojosmagic - Dec 11, 2012 at 7:32 PM

    Never heard the Wilpon’s express anger at Bernie Maddoff but they are mad at Dickey?

  17. bostonboy82 - Dec 12, 2012 at 2:29 PM

    I must apologize to “dezolationangel”. I just googled what you were referring to and discovered there’s a team in NY called the “Mets”. Oh, and I hope you get to keep the old knuckleballer who’s really picked it up since his mid-late 30’s. money well spent.

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