Ok...that one I have never seen LOL.
It would just be nice if a team ACTUALLY showed him the same respect he shows others, I know he's Christian and the whole "Turn the other cheek" philosophy...maybe that's why he has the beard, to hide the slap marks LOL
Do you think this is an intentional ploy by the Mets? Keep Dickey spinning in the off season knowing full well they have him locked up this year and hope he has a decent but NOT overwhelming season(like he did this year...can I get a hallelujah...sorry ok back to my point) so they can offer him another shrub deal(not that I would turn my nose up at 5million...) I just think it seems peculiar that they won't try to lock up their ace cy young winning fan favorite over a few million dollars...It seems odd to me...
But im fairly sure he'd be the first person to tell you that.
To the Mets credit, they haven't given him up for a bag of balls yet. But we'll see how this all plays out sooner rather than later.
Well we had better get ready to either root for or root against Dickey because the Mets put up their lame 2/20 offer like I expected. Dickey is a better pitcher at 38 than Oliver Perez was in his late 20's and he at least got offered 12 million per over 3. The guy wins 20 games and the NL Cy Young award and Andy Pettite at least will get 12 million for next season.
I would actually think that Wright should be more out spoken and critical of what is going on since he is now securely a "Met for life". Like it or not he can sway decisions now and would have the support of the fans for doing so.
... and even if they paid him his asking price, I think they are going about it all wrong. I agree entirely that they can still trade him and he would actually become more valuable with a 3 year contract attached to him.
Well if you give him the extension you can't trade him before 6/15 under the CBA. So the Mets are likely going to be patient and let the trade market develop a little more. It's not in their interest to do anything before maybe February. At that point, if they do extend him, they would still then maybe try to market Niese instead.
The Mets probably also know that if Dickey is willing to take 2/26, there's a decent chance he might accept a qualifying offer after the season anyway, which would be something like 1/14. And then assuming Dickey declined that, they could probably offer something like 2/28 and know Dickey wouldn't likely jump elsewhere unless he gets around 3/45.
If a team like the Red Sox (or Rangers) thinks he's worth 3/45 after the season, plus losing their first round pick, wouldn't they be better off dealing for him now when they can maybe part with Jackie Bradley (or Leonys Martin), and have him at 1/5, with a chance to extend him themselves?
If a team is going to like Dickey that much a year removed from his Cy Young season, the Mets ought to be able to get a decent offer for him right now. So far, the market seems to be telling us that other teams like him less than James Shields or even Brett Anderson.
I'm still holding out hope we can deal Dickey for Olt and Martin. If they don't re-sign Dickey, it will be a huge distraction, much like Reyes was, and he will definitely not return.
Love that he is a switch hitter too. He's hit very well in the AFL too this year which is inpressive due to his age and competition difference.