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Signs point to the Mets trading R.A. Dickey

Dec 14, 2012, 11:31 AM EDT

Ken Rosenthal tweets:


The two sides aren’t too far apart on extension talks, but Rosenthal later tweeted that the Mets do not seem inclined to go much higher.

But really, the contract numbers seem way less important here than the value of starting pitching right now.  If Anibal Sanchez and Zack Greinke are worth a gabillion dollars each, R.A. Dickey for $5 million in 2013 is incredible value. Some team may be willing to pony up real talent in exchange for that, and if they are, the Mets are obligated to do it, no?  And I say this as a huge R.A. Dickey fanboy.

  1. Old Gator - Dec 14, 2012 at 11:40 AM

    Like the song says,

    Are there angels in the wilderness? I don’t know.
    But I will give you my love
    And watch the bitterness grow….

    Sounds like it was written for Mutts fans, doesn’t it?

    • chill1184 - Dec 14, 2012 at 11:45 AM

      Same can be said for you scum down in Miami

      • Old Gator - Dec 14, 2012 at 12:05 PM

        And I wuv you too, Sweetness and Light. You’ve just managed nearly to lower yourself to the same rhetorical level as our recently inert pal Pwotywuss. Nearly. But even that still takes some doing.

        However, we Macondoans haven’t exactly given our love to this team. And its various owners have done just about everything they could think of to keep from breaking our hearts – instead of ever giving us time to fall in love with our players, they just prefer to ship them out and to humiliate and piss us off. It never fails. Ergo, we don’t suffer nearly as much as outsiders observing us might think we do. Their misconceptions are especially remarkable considering that with so few of us to piss and moan in the first place, we’ve been able to give the impression of pain at all.

        The Mutts ownership, on the other hand, seem to have been influenced at very young ages by that classic National Enquirer headline, “I Cut Out Her Heart and Stomped On It!”

    • sdelmonte - Dec 14, 2012 at 11:51 AM

      I’m never bitter. It’s just a game, after all. I’ll miss RA, but at the end of the day, it’s just a game.

  2. chill1184 - Dec 14, 2012 at 11:47 AM

    Where are these signs other than Rosenthal and Heyman just throwing stuff around and hoping to see if it sticks?

  3. seeingwhatsticks - Dec 14, 2012 at 11:51 AM

    Signs point to the Mets needing to crap or get off the pot.

    • chill1184 - Dec 14, 2012 at 11:54 AM

      Its December last time I checked.

      • seeingwhatsticks - Dec 14, 2012 at 12:04 PM

        I’m just bored of this story. “They’re signing him!” “They’re trading him!” “Interest isn’t there, they’re going to keep him!” “They can’t reach an agreement, he’s getting traded!”

      • chill1184 - Dec 14, 2012 at 12:10 PM


        Believe me I’m sick of this myself, especially when nobody really knows what is in the minds of Alderson, Dickey and Texas at this point.

    • manchestermiracle - Dec 14, 2012 at 10:34 PM

      Great timing to post right after chill made his “see what sticks” comment. Was that intentional good timing or just butt luck?

  4. bluburt - Dec 14, 2012 at 11:53 AM

    The Mets should deal Dickey to the Angels for Bourjos + or possibly Trumbo.

    But it makes too much sense, so it likely would not happen…

    • zacksdad - Dec 14, 2012 at 12:13 PM

      They can have Vernon Wells also. Please take him, horrible trade by the Angels.

    • paperlions - Dec 14, 2012 at 12:55 PM

      That would be a horrible trade for the Mets. Bourjos is an all glove CF with little offensive upside, and Trumbo is all-bat with no control of the strike zone and no position. Both of those guys for Dickey would be a horrible deal for the Mets.

    • cosanostra71 - Dec 14, 2012 at 1:55 PM

      Yeah, I hope the Angels can swing a trade for Dickey. Would the Mets have any interest in Kendrys Morales? I wouldn’t be opposed to including him in a trade for an established starter like Dickey.

  5. toddbronson1 - Dec 14, 2012 at 11:59 AM

    Tigers for Boesch and a blue chipper?

    • Dan the Mets Fan - Dec 14, 2012 at 12:08 PM

      Boesch’s name should not even be used in the same sentence as R.A. Dickey’s. It would have to be one hell of a blue chipper to make that deal work.

      • toddbronson1 - Dec 14, 2012 at 12:33 PM

        Boesch, Porcello and Avisail García?

  6. indaburg - Dec 14, 2012 at 12:09 PM

    “R.A. Dickey for $5 million in 2013 is incredible value. Some team may be willing to pony up real talent in exchange for that, and if they are, the Mets are obligated to do it, no?”

    Yes, yes, it makes all the sense in the world. So, to paraphrase Jon Stewart, “How can the Mets screw this up too?”

    • kkolchak - Dec 14, 2012 at 12:30 PM

      Well, they can start by deriding him in the media, thus diminishing his trade value…oh wait, they’ve already done that. I’m sure they’ll come up with something else.

  7. fissels - Dec 14, 2012 at 12:50 PM

    Good for R.A.

  8. jaybird22seven - Dec 14, 2012 at 1:07 PM

    Buck, Gose, and a player to be named later. Hahaaa
    I can’t see a team moving a lot of top young talent for Dickey. But a fourth or fifth starter in Toronto would be a good fit for Dickey.

    • richyballgame - Dec 14, 2012 at 1:38 PM

      JJ is always hurt,how would he be higher in a rotation then Dickey?

  9. sisqsage - Dec 14, 2012 at 1:07 PM

    Hey Chill, aren’t you supposed to chill out once in a while?

    Gator routinely offers sage perspective and culturally-relavent observations on this site… and all for the right price.

    The lyrics he offered were perfect for this topic (Dickey vs. Mets), especially the part about being, ahem, bitter.

    • Old Gator - Dec 14, 2012 at 1:21 PM

      Blush….yep, I aspire to be the next Barbara Tuchman.

      The lyrics, by the way, are from the sort-of title song from this album:

  10. cackalackyank - Dec 14, 2012 at 1:49 PM

    Well…since the Rangers have been shut out on everything besdies trading Michael Young…they are probably desperate to do somethingthat might look like a plus to their fanbase.

  11. SportsPinhead - Dec 15, 2012 at 1:59 PM

    If Toronto gets R.A. Dickey, Brian Cashman can kiss goodbye to any WS hopes he ever had. We all saw how strong the Orioles became near the end of the 2012 season. They almost won the ALE instead of NY. I don’t think Canada and the Jays deserve R.A. Dickey, but if I were Toronto I would get Dickey and trade him to to Baltimore just to see how high Cashman can jump off his seat in agony. With Dickey, Baltimore would become a real powerhouse. Don White

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