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The Mets accuse R.A. Dickey of “becoming too absorbed with his new celebrity”

Dec 12, 2012, 4:44 PM EDT

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We’ve noted all the back and forth between R.A. Dickey and the Mets. It’s a hard negotiation. The part that tickles me the most is where, yesterday, the Mets made it clear that they were not pleased by Dickey going after the Mets in the press. Because they’d never do that, right?

The Mets, meanwhile, have mounting concerns whether all of Dickey’s off-the-field endeavors could impact his on-field results or his standing in the clubhouse if the perception is that he has become too absorbed with his new celebrity.

Congratulations, Mets: not only are you trashing your own player — the most popular one on the team, mind you — but you’re just friggin’ wrong about it.

Because while, yes, Dickey has been in the news a lot lately, it’s not like he’s out there attention whoring and becoming a diva or anything. Unless you count doing things like raising awareness of child sexual abuse as him becoming “absorbed with his new celebrity.”

Hey Mets: because Dickey is 38 and because he still has a year on his contract at a low rate, you have the advantage in the actual negotiation.  But you’re not going to win the P.R. war with Dickey, guys, and you have no reason whatsoever to get involved in one, so cut it out.

  1. billb09 - Dec 12, 2012 at 11:53 PM

    The Wilpon’s are assholes. Who when they are not stealing money in ponsi schemes are bad mouthing their players Dickey is the latest, Wright was last year and Reyes the year before. Sell the team already you thieving bastards!!!! Lets go Mets Get out of town Wilpons

  2. robertjamis - Dec 13, 2012 at 12:33 AM

    Craig,

    Spot on. I’m actually amazed at the amount of Mets fans actually attempting to discredit the Post. If you have followed the Mets for any extended period of time, particularly the Wilpons, you know this sort of thing is right up their alley. From the A-Rod negotiations way back when, to Wilpon trashing his best players in a magazine profile, and now this.

    The Mets have unfortunately served as an opportunity for born on third base Jeff Wilpon’s y to assert himself in this world in some meaningful capacity. He is, by and large, a dimwit, and we’re all worse off for it.

  3. mrznyc - Dec 13, 2012 at 8:22 AM

    It is pointless to become overly concerned with the Mets as long as the Wilpons are at the throttle. Their stewardship has been a disaster. The only reason we got Mike Piazza was the insistence of Doubleday when he still had a share of the team and without Piazza the Wilpon’s tenure would have been a very long walk in the desert. For a brief moment it looked like we might finally be rid of them and then some judge let them off the hook and now the only hope is that they remain terrible and attendence will not pay off the bonds and they’ll have to sell – From my lips to Gods ears.

  4. cool10857 - Dec 14, 2012 at 5:35 AM

    The Mets owners are cheap jerks and cannot help but to repeatedly embarrass themselves.

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