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  1. The Mets have offered R.A. Dickey a two-year extension

    Nov 17, 2012, 12:39 PM EDT

    R.A. Dickey AP

    UPDATE: Martino adds that it’s become clear in negotiations that Dickey will sign for a deal comparable to, but likely less than, Jake Peavy‘s recent two-year, $29 million extension with the White Sox. Sure, there are worries about Dickey’s age and he throws harder than the average knuckleballer, but his asking price doesn’t sound unreasonable…

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

    Nov 16, 2012, 7:20 PM EDT

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    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…

  3. Buster Posey first catcher in 40 years to win NL MVP award

    Nov 15, 2012, 6:19 PM EDT

    Buster Posey

    The Giants’ Buster Posey was the runaway winner for National League Most Valuable Player honors Thursday, claiming 27 of the 32 first-place votes. Posey was listed in the top three on every ballot to finish with 422 points. Milwaukee’s Ryan Braun came in second place with three first-place votes and 285 points. Pittsburgh’s Andrew McCutchen…

  4. Report: The Mets truly are flat broke this time

    Nov 11, 2012, 7:52 PM EDT

    Mayor Bloomberg Makes Announcement With MLB Commissioner Bud Selig And Mets Owner CEO Fred Wilpon

    That’s what Michael Salfino, a writer for the Wall Street Journal and Yahoo! Sports has to say: As Salfino admits, he’s a writer, not a news-breaker. Still, while it’s entirely possible his source is incorrect, this isn’t a case of a writer making something up for publicity. That said, I still wouldn’t buy the idea…

  5. Mets shopping R.A. Dickey as extension talks stall

    Nov 8, 2012, 1:20 PM EDT

    R.A. Dickey Getty

    So much for yesterday’s talk about R.A. Dickey and the Mets making progress in their contract extension negotiations, I guess. Ken Rosenthal of FOXSports.com reports that the Mets are “showing little interest in signing Dickey to an extension” and are “discussing him in trades.” Joel Sherman had a similar report in this morning’s New York…

  6. Mets are “not close” in contract talks with David Wright or R.A. Dickey

    Nov 6, 2012, 10:15 AM EDT

    david wright ap

    Last week the Mets exercised their 2013 options on David Wright and R.A. Dickey while hoping to work out long-term extensions with both players, but a source told Andy McCullough of the Newark Star Ledger that deals are “not close.” Wright and Dickey are both eligible for free agency next offseason and McCullough writes that…

  7. The Wilson Defensive Awards were announced last night

    Nov 5, 2012, 4:30 PM EDT

    Michael Bourn

    We mentioned this last week, but last night the inaugural Wilson Defensive Awards were announced on MLB Network. As we said previously: sponsored awards like this are kind of “whatever,” but in a world where people still take the Gold Glove awards seriously, I’m cool with any viable competitor. As you’ll recall, there were awards for the…

  8. Bowden: The Mets are being “cavalier” about the David Wright talks

    Nov 1, 2012, 2:30 PM EDT

    David Wright

    No real news here, but this report from ESPN.com’s Jim Bowden on the Mets-David Wright negotiations made me smile: First, discussions between Wright’s agents — Sam and Seth Levinson — and the Mets have been slow and grinding. Most negotiations with the Mets usually plod along, but the Mets also have shown the same cavalier attitude…

  9. Mets exercise options on David Wright and R.A. Dickey

    Oct 30, 2012, 6:40 PM EDT

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    A couple of no-brainer option decisions here. FOX Sports’ Ken Rosenthal and Jon Paul Morosi report that the Mets officially exercised 2013 club options on Tuesday evening for third baseman David Wright and right-handed starter R.A. Dickey. Wright’s is $16 million. Dickey’s is $5 million. Wright, 29, batted .306/.391/.492 with 21 home runs and 93…

  10. Gold Glove finalists announced

    Oct 29, 2012, 1:20 PM EDT

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    I stopped caring about the Gold Glove awards sometime between designated hitter Rafael Palmeiro winning one as a “first baseman” and Derek Jeter winning five as a “shortstop” but MLB has announced three (or four) finalists per league at each position and here they are: (Note: Coaches and managers vote for the Gold Glove award…

  11. Executive consensus: David Wright will get a 7-year, $127 million deal

    Oct 27, 2012, 11:26 AM EDT

    David Wright Getty

    Joel Sherman of the New York Post spoke with multiple MLB executives about David Wright and the Mets and he says that the consensus from them is that Wright is going to get a seven year deal for about $127 million. Add the $16 million option the Mets have on him for 2013 and it works…

  12. An early guess at Team USA’s WBC lineup

    Oct 17, 2012, 6:31 PM EDT

    trout getty

    If Derek Jeter‘s broken ankle didn’t take him out of the mix for the World Baseball Classic the moment it happened, today’s news that he needs surgery definitely makes the issue moot. But as unfortunate as Jeter’s injury is for the Yankees, it’s not necessarily a bad thing for Team USA in next spring’s World…

  13. What you missed over the weekend

    Oct 15, 2012, 8:20 AM EDT

    Detroit Tigers v New York Yankees - Game One

    Did you know that there is a 100% correlation between watching football and death? Really, every single person who has ever watched a football game has either died or will, without question, die in the future.  Stop the dying, people. Stop watching football.  It’s for your own good. In case you haven’t decided to turn…

  14. Mets could begin contract talks with David Wright next week

    Oct 13, 2012, 4:06 PM EDT

    David Wright Getty

    We heard earlier this week that the Mets are expected to open negotiations with David Wright by offering him an extension “in the neighborhood” of $100 million. Mets general manager Sandy Alderson already began his pitch to Wright in September, but Andy Martino of the New York Daily News hears that formal talks between the…

  15. The Mets are expected to offer “in the neighborhood of $100 million” to David Wright

    Oct 9, 2012, 5:07 PM EDT

    David Wright

    Jon Heyman reports that the Mets are preparing an offer for David Wright: The Mets are expected to open negotiations with an offer for somewhere in the neighborhood of $100 million for star third baseman David Wright, people familiar with the team’s thinking said. That had better be a big neighborhood, because $100 million seems…

  16. Mets could have new deals with David Wright and R.A. Dickey by the World Series

    Oct 6, 2012, 12:07 PM EDT

    83rd MLB All-Star Game

    Mets general manager Sandy Alderson said before Wednesday’s season finale against the Marlins that his highest priority this offseason is to work out new deals with David Wright and R.A. Dickey. He’s determined to stay true to his word. According to Mike Puma of the New York Post, a baseball source said that it’s “conceivable”…

  17. My MVP, Cy Young and Rookie of the Year picks

    Oct 5, 2012, 5:52 PM EDT

    Mike Trout

    Here are my picks for the MVP, Cy Young and Rookie of the Year awards for each league. Obviously, these are all for fun. I’m not a BBWAA member and do not have ballots for any of these awards. Feel free to flame away. AL MVP 1. Mike Trout 2. Miguel Cabrera 3. Robinson Cano 4.…

  18. Citi Field’s closer fences helped the opposition more than Mets

    Sep 28, 2012, 12:30 PM EDT

    Citi Field AP

    Before the season,  the Mets erected a new fence in front of the old green wall, lowering the height needed for a home run to 8 feet from as much as 16 and cutting the distance from home plate by up to 12 feet.  And, not surprisingly, the number of home runs hit in Citi…

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

    Sep 27, 2012, 9:41 AM EDT

    R.A. Dickey Getty

    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…

  20. David Wright becomes the Mets’ all-time hits leader

    Sep 26, 2012, 9:18 PM EDT

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    David Wright smacked an RBI single in the bottom of the third inning of Wednesday’s game against the Pirates, pushing the Mets to an early 2-0 lead and becoming the franchise’s all-time leader in hits. Ed Kranepool held the high-mark previously, having netted 1,418 total hits between the 1962 and 1979 seasons. He was a…

  21. David Wright ties the all-time Mets hit record

    Sep 26, 2012, 10:00 AM EDT

    New York Mets Wright runs up the first baseline after hitting a solo home run against the Pittsburgh Pirates during the first inning of their MLB National League baseball game in New York

    Everyone on the planet noted it when Derek Jeter tied and then broke the Yankees all-time hit record, so we may as well note it for David Wright: last night he tied Ed Kranepool for the most hits in franchise history, with 1,418. Kranepool was more of a story of perseverance, of course, as he took nine…

  22. 2013 Top 111 Free Agents: Nos. 111-81

    Sep 5, 2012, 3:02 PM EDT

    Ben Sheets

    It’s getting to be that time of year, so here is the first of two stabs at a Top 111 free agents list. The other will come shortly after the World Series concludes. Players are ranked based on how I believe teams perceive them, not how I view them myself. Essentially, I rank the players…

  23. David Wright is “extremely optimistic” about signing a contract extension with the Mets

    Sep 4, 2012, 3:30 PM EDT

    David Wright

    David Wright wants to be a Met for the rest of his career and thinks it’s going to happen. Jon Heyman reports: Speaking of his chances to remain a Met long-term, Wright doesn’t even give a nod to the negotiating thing most of them do. “I’m extremely optimistic,” he said. “I’ve really enjoyed it here…

  24. Now that it’s final, what should we make of the Red Sox-Dodgers mega deal?

    Aug 25, 2012, 4:00 PM EDT

    Boston Red Sox v Seattle Mariners

    I’m still shaking my head at the Dodgers-Red Sox deal, which is now finalized. Among the things that wouldn’t have made sense to me if you told me about them this time yesterday: I’m surprised that the Dodgers — whose owners just paid $2 billion for that team — took on $271 million in financial…

  25. The Mets aren’t out of the financial wilderness just yet

    Aug 15, 2012, 11:48 AM EDT

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    A reminder: though the Madoff stuff is over and though the Wilpons are no longer in danger of losing the team, the Mets are still facing a serious financial crunch and are seeing attendance continue to decrease. Brian Costa lays out the landscape for the Metropolitans over at WSJ. For a team that has already…

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