I agree with everything said here. I want the Mets to get as close to a sure thing in return as possible.
Originally Posted by fanofclendennon
With that said, I'd be just as happy if he's resigned.
Well no-brain and Wilpons go hand in hand. For them it will take a while to recite the alphabet in order before they can get down to the brass tacks of resigning a Cy Young Award winner.
DPLennon Sounds like window between Thanksgiving and the winter meetings are going to be important in Mets' talks with Dickey/Wright.
I have always felt for a pitcher...any pitcher...a 3 year deal is fair. Now a Cy-Young winner could have the clout to demand more years. With Dicky at 38, while you would want a 2 year deal...the Knuckleball doesn't have an age limit...like a fastball does. Most Knuckleballers have pitched into their 40's with varied success. Do I believe Dickey is on his way to another 20 win Cy-Young season? Hell no...anyone who thinks that is drinking something I should be right now.
If Dickey wants a 3 year deal with an option. Money aside, that sounds awefully good to me. Even if Dickey reverts to pre-2012 form...he would be worth that deal. Not to mention we would have the only knucker in the bigs, it gives the Mets a different look every 5th day that no other team has.