The Mets have a gaping hole to fill in their rotation with R.A. Dickey shipped off to Toronto. More like a 20-win canyon.
Only a clown would compare the careers of Alex Rodriguez and R.A. Dickey. But their current paths, crisscrossing the Big Apple, serve as microcosms of the teams and town they represent.
“I think it’s important for me to grieve leaving New York,” Dickey said on Tuesday. “I had a proverbial home there. I had a home among fans. I had a home in an organization.”
I assure you that in a year or two, you’ll look at the R.A. Dickey trade as a watershed moment for the Mets.
The prevalent theory is usually to sell high on a stock when you can. Time will tell whether the dividend pays off.
“Thank you for making me feel wanted,” R.A. Dickey tweeted just before the official trade announcement.
Count Monday as a Mets win, even though sometimes even winning involves a modicum of pain.
He is calling his effort ‘Dickey Got a Ticket to Ride,’ and I believe the entire process proved to be very therapeutic for Al in his vulnerable state…
New York will send Dickey, catcher Josh Thole and catcher Mike Nickeas to Toronto for d’Arnaud, pitching prospect Noah Syndergaard, Major League catcher John Buck and 18-year-old outfield prospect Wuilmer Becerra.
The Mets and Blue Jays have agreed in principle on a deal involving Cy Young Award-winner R.A. Dickey, according to multiple reports.
R.A. Dickey and his knuckleball could soon be headed to Toronto.
R.A. Dickey won 20 games last year and the Cy Young Award. So of course the Mets are talking about trading him to the Toronto Blue Jays.
So the Mets won’t meet R.A. Dickey’s asking price and potential trade partners won’t meet New York’s trade demands. Something’s got to give.
‘Tis the season to be — angry?
Despite all the naysayers in the blogosphere, GM Sandy Alderson is doing exactly what he should be doing — keeping his options open.