R.A. Dickey wants to stay with the Mets. He’s made that crystal clear. But he — and everyone else — knows a trade is a real possibility as extension talks drag on.
Brian Cashman usually stresses patience in the offseason, and that seems to be the course he’s taking again this year, even as his team has more glaring needs than normal.
“Beggars can’t be choosers,” general manager Brian Cashman said. “…There’s not a lot of choices out there. It’s a very limited sandbox to play in.”
David Wright and the New York Mets finalized an eight-year, $138 million contract on Tuesday, the largest deal in the team’s history.
Mets general manager Sandy Alderson isn’t about to deal knuckleballer R.A. Dickey for a bag of peanuts. After all, he is the reigning NL Cy Young Award winner.
Sources said that the Amazins’ have gotten “serious” about trading Dickey, potentially as early as this week at the Winter Meetings.
Former New York Yankees owner Jacob Ruppert, longtime umpire Hank O’Day and barehanded catcher Deacon White have been elected to the baseball Hall of Fame for their excellence through the first half of the 20th century.
R.A. Dickey wandered through the sprawling Opryland Hotel on Sunday, dropping into baseball’s annual winter meetings for a quick visit.
The deal, the richest in franchise history, replaces Wright’s $16 million salary for next season and includes $122 million in new money. The contract is pending a physical.
Mets fans woke up Thursday to positive news regarding David Wright’s extension talks. It was a totally different story in Friday morning’s papers.
It didn’t take long for Bobby Valentine to stir it up as new manager of the Red Sox.
A.J. Burnett, anyone? Anyone?
Clearly there is still much work to do, but Sandy Alderson gets rave reviews on a night in which he both reshaped and strengthened the Mets’ bullpen.
Mets fans, say goodbye to the little low-budget Marlins.
All-Star shortstop Jose Reyes and the Miami Marlins provided quite a warmup for the winter meetings (sorry, Mets fans).