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Mets' concern about Dickey

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08:13 AM ET 10.10 | The Mets have reportedly reached out to both David Wright, who some speculate may be looking at a deal in the neighborhood of $100 million, and R.A. Dickey in recent days. The Mets seem to want to keep Dickey's extension to no more than two years, unless they see the salary as a real bargain. While Dickey is a knuckleballer, they wonder about whether his unusually high velocity for a knuckleballer (80 mph-plus) could affect his ability to last as long as some other accomplished pitchers who specialized in that pitch, like Charlie Hough and Phil Niekro. One rival GM said he believes Dickey should be worth $15 million a year, but the Mets aren't believed to be thinking anywhere near that ballpark.

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October 10, 2012  08:17 AM ET

I'm not sure what the Mets will do, just know it will be the wrong thing.

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October 10, 2012  09:05 AM ET
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Certainly makes sense to be careful about offering an old guy without much of a track record a long contract for tons of money...I sure like the guy, though.

Damned if the Mets do, and damned if they don't.

October 10, 2012  09:10 AM ET

He'll be on Red Sox next year....and Ellbury will be patrolling center field in Citifield.....

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October 10, 2012  09:38 AM ET

I am not a GM but this sounds very simple, you sign Wright the face of your franchise to a long tern deal, with Dickey who is a career 500 pitcher he gets a one year extension and for a whole lot less.

October 10, 2012  09:57 AM ET
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I am not a GM but this sounds very simple, you sign Wright the face of your franchise to a long tern deal, with Dickey who is a career 500 pitcher he gets a one year extension and for a whole lot less.

Who says Wright wants to stay...its called "free agency " for a reason....the Mets cannot dictate Wright's future....

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October 10, 2012  10:57 AM ET
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I'm not sure what the Mets will do, just know it will be the wrong thing.

I see you are a student of history.

October 10, 2012  11:35 AM ET
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I'm not sure what the Mets will do, just know it will be the wrong thing.

Well said!

October 10, 2012  12:27 PM ET

dickey would look good in angels uniform,, just saying,,,

October 10, 2012  01:06 PM ET

Sgt Shultz - let me know if you agree on your Mets:

In order of importance to sign in my opinion:

1) Dickey : $24MM Gted over 3 years with upside to $32 over 4 - basically his $5mm for 2013, $8.5mm for 2014, $8.5mm for 2015, Club option for 2016 at $8.5mm or $2mm buyout. Represents more years than most people would give his age and limited track record but in terms of wins and innings per $ cheap. I could be talked into the buyout being $3mm if he and his agent wanted the headline to be $20mm and 2 years added to dickey???s contract

2) Wright my thoughts below ??? (This is necessarily less of a deal for club ??? face of team, Zimmerman contract, etc.) - $110 over 6 years ??? his $16mm for 2013, $18mm per year 2014-2018, club option for 2019 at $18MM with a $4mm buyout

3) Extend Collins 1 year ??? at a 10% raise ??? assuming he and Wright get on as well as I think they do. He seems to have the teams ear still

October 10, 2012  01:08 PM ET
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He'll be on Red Sox next year....and Ellbury will be patrolling center field in Citifield.....

doubt that - No reason to move Dickey even if you can't get an extension done - still need to field a competitive team - he will help you do that

October 10, 2012  01:09 PM ET
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CBS Sports? What do they know

not much

October 10, 2012  01:49 PM ET
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I'm not sure what the Mets will do, just know it will be the wrong thing.

That is why they are the Mets.

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October 10, 2012  05:35 PM ET

Bye R A it was nice while it lasted you deserve the money get out of Town!!!

 
October 10, 2012  07:26 PM ET
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Sgt Shultz - let me know if you agree on your Mets:In order of importance to sign in my opinion:1) Dickey : $24MM Gted over 3 years with upside to $32 over 4 - basically his $5mm for 2013, $8.5mm for 2014, $8.5mm for 2015, Club option for 2016 at $8.5mm or $2mm buyout. Represents more years than most people would give his age and limited track record but in terms of wins and innings per $ cheap. I could be talked into the buyout being $3mm if he and his agent wanted the headline to be $20mm and 2 years added to dickey???s contract2) Wright my thoughts below ??? (This is necessarily less of a deal for club ??? face of team, Zimmerman contract, etc.) - $110 over 6 years ??? his $16mm for 2013, $18mm per year 2014-2018, club option for 2019 at $18MM with a $4mm buyout3) Extend Collins 1 year ??? at a 10% raise ??? assuming he and Wright get on as well as I think they do. He seems to have the teams ear still

Mets don't have that kind of money.....they trade both.......continue to restock the farm system....see the Oakland A's...there's your model.....

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