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    Quote Originally Posted by dunbummin View Post
    Dickey is a big boy. I'm sure he understands that Alderson is not being aggressive with contract negotiations in order to buy time to explore the trade market. IMO, it was poor judgement to choose the holiday party to open up and put pressure on the FO. He probably did it because he is frustrated that the process is taking this long.

    He knows full well that in the final analysis the club will do what is in their own best interests, and he has no control over the situation since he is already committed to a $5 million salary for this season. If he were to give Sandy an ultimatum to extend him now or cut off negotiations until he is a FA next fall, he'd be cutting off his nose to spite his face. The risk that he'd have a mediocre season and lose bargaining power would be too great. He just needs to play a waiting game and see how things play out. If Sandy cannot get the deal he wants, R.A. will get his extension. All this talk about letting him play out the season without a deal is just talk, stupid talk.
    I wish i shared your optimism. I can only hope you're right.
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    And David Wright wasn't happy that details of his contract went public before he signed.

    Even if it's true it's all posturing.

    Let's see the outcome.

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    How come none of this stuff ever remains private????

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    Because the mets have a long history of poor PR control.

    It's nothing new.

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    I don't blame RA for being pissed. And it the organization that should have kept their "unhappiness" private.

    What I don't understand is that Dickey with a 3/31 would be just as tradeable as with a 1/5, if not more. The man is giving a discount.

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    **** this franchise.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dunbummin
    All this talk about letting him play out the season without a deal is just talk, stupid talk.
    Quote Originally Posted by fanofclendennon View Post
    I wish i shared your optimism. I can only hope you're right.
    My optimism isn't blind. It only makes good sense that 2 1/2 years of Dickey with a reasonable extension will be worth much more than 2 months of Dickey with no opportunity for a draft pick, come next July.
    Former B'klyn Dodger fan. Mets Maniac since 1962.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dunbummin View Post
    My optimism isn't blind. It only makes good sense that 2 1/2 years of Dickey with a reasonable extension will be worth much more than 2 months of Dickey with no opportunity for a draft pick, come next July.
    a fair point.
    "Mr. Martin Tanner, Baritone, of Dayton, Ohio made his Town Hall debut last night. He came well prepared, but unfortunately his presentation was not up to contemporary professional standards. His voice lacks the range of tonal color necessary to make it consistently interesting. Full time consideration of another endeavor might be in order."

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    Quote Originally Posted by GottaBelieve View Post
    And David Wright wasn't happy that details of his contract went public before he signed.

    Even if it's true it's all posturing.

    Let's see the outcome.
    voice of reason.
    "Mr. Martin Tanner, Baritone, of Dayton, Ohio made his Town Hall debut last night. He came well prepared, but unfortunately his presentation was not up to contemporary professional standards. His voice lacks the range of tonal color necessary to make it consistently interesting. Full time consideration of another endeavor might be in order."

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    Quote Originally Posted by jomota48 View Post
    Did Anna Benson air anything????
    She may have queefed.

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    We have a bunch of **** ups running this organization. They seem to have a problem with every player that puts on the cruddy uniform. How many fan favorites will they eventually run out of town? If you have issues with R.A. Dickey then you have serious problems. I swear to God if Gary Carter played for these clowns when they had a majority stake they'd be complaining about Kid, play the role of martyrs and run him out of town.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SILVER SEAVER View Post
    We have a bunch of **** ups running this organization. They seem to have a problem with every player that puts on the cruddy uniform. How many fan favorites will they eventually run out of town? If you have issues with R.A. Dickey then you have serious problems. I swear to God if Gary Carter played for these clowns when they had a majority stake they'd be complaining about Kid, play the role of martyrs and run him out of town.
    this

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    By the way, is there some tactical advantage to not being transparant about your plans to fix this team/orgainization?

    I really have yet to hear a solid plan - seems very shady and not truthful every time they make a "statement"

    I really used to despise the Yankees for buying everyone they could to keep winning and always over-slotting in the draft, but at least they are upfront about their direction and goal of winning every year....

    I wish the Wilpons would just sell the team and go make billions somewhere else (sadly we will probably never see that day)

    They don't even like the Mets - citi field being a hommage to the Dodgers?? The biggest shrine to a Dodger?? You don't see the Yankees honoring Ted Wiliams in the main entrance to their stadium...

    uhhhhgg.. I just can't stand what the Wilpons are doing to the Mets... It is really making me question who I should be supporting - why can't we just walk away?

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    Quote Originally Posted by FloridaMetFan View Post
    By the way, is there some tactical advantage to not being transparant about your plans to fix this team/orgainization?

    I really have yet to hear a solid plan - seems very shady and not truthful every time they make a "statement"

    I really used to despise the Yankees for buying everyone they could to keep winning and always over-slotting in the draft, but at least they are upfront about their direction and goal of winning every year....

    I wish the Wilpons would just sell the team and go make billions somewhere else (sadly we will probably never see that day)

    They don't even like the Mets - citi field being a hommage to the Dodgers?? The biggest shrine to a Dodger?? You don't see the Yankees honoring Ted Wiliams in the main entrance to their stadium...

    uhhhhgg.. I just can't stand what the Wilpons are doing to the Mets... It is really making me question who I should be supporting - why can't we just walk away?
    We as Mets fans have one claim though......we have the worst owners in professional sports, just a total embarrassment.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FloridaMetFan View Post
    By the way, is there some tactical advantage to not being transparant about your plans to fix this team/orgainization?

    I really have yet to hear a solid plan - seems very shady and not truthful every time they make a "statement"

    I really used to despise the Yankees for buying everyone they could to keep winning and always over-slotting in the draft, but at least they are upfront about their direction and goal of winning every year....

    I wish the Wilpons would just sell the team and go make billions somewhere else (sadly we will probably never see that day)

    They don't even like the Mets - citi field being a hommage to the Dodgers?? The biggest shrine to a Dodger?? You don't see the Yankees honoring Ted Wiliams in the main entrance to their stadium...

    uhhhhgg.. I just can't stand what the Wilpons are doing to the Mets... It is really making me question who I should be supporting - why can't we just walk away?
    The Rays have a Ted Williams Hitters Museum in Tropicana Field. It's actually a pretty neat exhibit if you're a baseball fan.

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