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Should Mets trade David Wright and R.A. Dickey?

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07:38 AM ET 09.02 | In the coming weeks, general manager Sandy Alderson will present ownership three avenues the Mets could follow this offseason: 1. Go the Dodgers route. Expand payroll greatly to try and purchase your way out of a variety of problems. 2. Extend David Wright and, perhaps, R.A. Dickey on long-term contracts, but essentially follow a similar course to the present: Continue to grow the farm, use about $10 million in available funds in a roughly $90 million-ish payroll to address needs and just keep running out the clock on the horrible contracts of Jason Bay and Johan Santana. 3. Think bigger picture by trading Wright, Dickey and Jonathon Niese to add eight-to-10 prospects and truly begin to address what has long been the Mets' downfall: Lack of depth up and down the organization. I would pick Door No. 3, because the Mets can't lie to themselves any longer that they are close to success.

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September 2, 2012  07:49 AM ET

I would their Not going anywhere anytime Soon!!!

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September 2, 2012  09:43 AM ET
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the variable are the NY fans.fans aren't going to show to watch a triple A team for 'a couple of years' after enduring 2 miserable seasons, nor should they.- also after letting jose walk- if they let wright walk.....the fans might go postal

agree, this is a NY team. A $90M payroll is a joke and a insult to Met fans. If ownership can't do better than that they should sell the team.

September 2, 2012  09:49 AM ET
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agree, this is a NY team. A $90M payroll is a joke and a insult to Met fans. If ownership can't do better than that they should sell the team.

MLB should have leaned on ownership to sell the team like they did to the Dodger ownership. Wilpons got a hell of a deal from Mayor Bloomberg to "own" and develop the acreage around Citifield, (at taxpayers expense).

Either spend the money or SELL.

September 2, 2012  10:20 AM ET

No. The idea is to get better and build around a few star players.

September 2, 2012  12:01 PM ET

trade for a top prospects, by giving long term contracts things would turn very ugly at the end,,,

September 2, 2012  12:04 PM ET

now days you shouldn't use any long term contracts at all, a two years deal for every top player is the right move when you do investment you would like to get your money bigger than three times the amount that it was invested!!!

September 2, 2012  12:07 PM ET

david wright its a good talented player but there is something that i don't agree with him, there are more serious injuries behind wright stats, where or what type of guarantee does any team has in return from david wright?? everything is just too doubtfull can't take any player just with his past history when he use to be a tough and conssistent hitter!!!

September 2, 2012  12:10 PM ET

the mets should use a different type of approach when is about making business, short term deal two years deal three at most, the players don't like it? then they should walk away but the mets have to learn how to make business when is time to do it nothing should be more important than making sure the franchise is walking forwards and nothing else!!!

September 2, 2012  12:12 PM ET

the red sox were lucky with the dodgers because honestly now days is very hard to find any takers specially when those players do have a hefty contracts,,,

September 2, 2012  12:17 PM ET

wiseup: Call up what talent you do have in farm system and play them to find out what you do have. Start trading players while you can get top prospects for RA Dickey is (WOW) 38 and David Wright is only 30.( I might question trading wright. He is just coming into the prime of his career)By trading off players to get several top prospects to stockto stock minors with.Also the Mets free up a bunch of payroll to participate in free agency if right player is available. This might be painful for fans and management to watch. you hire coaches who are patient but good teachers and hopefully you will have some young talent that can have productive careers.

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September 2, 2012  12:34 PM ET

Wise up: One advantage by playing younger prospcts from minors who later make it to the majors to stay you wont have big contracts. they realize they could always be sent back. As far as any free agent you might look at you limit the contract amount or turn deal down. Also with a stocked farm system it might give you some trade bait for aqiring a desperate need to fill a whole due to a major injury. some one on a Reds blog made a comment that if the Reds bench Frazier when Votto comes back Frazier should demand a trade. I laughed. Rookies consider themselves lucky to be here. Besides the Reds wont be letting him go anywhere for several years. Rookies Dont demand anything.

September 2, 2012  03:22 PM ET

alacran I've been watching you assasinate the english language for a few years now. Isn't there a fannation for handicapped or something?? Many would enjoy if you we t and found the location of hoffa!

September 2, 2012  03:26 PM ET
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alacran I've been watching you assasinate the english language for a few years now. Isn't there a fannation for handicapped or something?? Many would enjoy if you we t and found the location of hoffa!

Get to know him before you judge him.......alacran is OK in my book..........

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September 2, 2012  08:12 PM ET

I'm not sure I want to trade R.A. Dickey. Although he's 38, he's relying on knuckballs and I don't see what's going to stop him from pitching into his mid 40's. They should keep Johan Santana too because he looks like he just need another year to be back to his old form. The only bad contract they signed was with Jason Bay. Mets were tied in first place at one point this year before they fell apart after All-Stars. I think they can be a contender if they just have the money to add a few more players.

September 2, 2012  09:39 PM ET

who in the hell would want bay. oh, maybe the dodgers.

September 2, 2012  09:39 PM ET

who in the hell would want bay. oh, maybe the dodgers.

 
September 3, 2012  12:49 AM ET

This NY Post writer obviously just wants to start up some non-sense, unfounded, no basis jibberish, rumor. Dumb if you buy it.

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