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Dickey frustrated, Mets 'not happy' how it came up

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08:11 AM ET 12.12 | R.A. Dickey brought something slightly less than a cup full of cheer to a recent holiday event when the subject of his contract came up. "In the context of the market you want what you think is fair," Dickey said at Citi Field, where he helped distribute gifts to school children. ... "There is a surprise sometimes when things don't get done quickly and you think you are already extending the olive branch. But at the same time they have a budget to adhere to, and that is part of it, too." According to a team official, the Mets are "not happy" that Dickey used yesterday's holiday party as a forum for an airing of grievances. The Mets continue to explore trading Dickey, but haven't made headway in convincing potential suitors.

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December 12, 2012  09:01 AM ET

Air it out Brother!!!

December 12, 2012  09:02 AM ET

A reporter asked him the question. He answered it in an eloquent way. If the mets didnt want him to talk about the contract in that context, they shouldnt have invited the reporters. Heaven forbid they can do a charitable event without broadcasting it to the world on how great they are for doing it. What ever happened to performing charity for the sake of charity rather than public relations?

December 12, 2012  09:06 AM ET

These are the Mets. What do they need with a 38 year old Cy Young winner anyway? The best they are going to offer him is a "Thanks for Nothing" contract at best. Trade him to somewhere where he can help for a couple of years

December 12, 2012  09:12 AM ET

This is beginning to get ridiculous.....is the Madoff issue behind them or not??...obviously it's not...all the feel good hoopala about signing David Wright is going right out the window....the money he is asking for is below market standards and their still balking.....they are sending a loud and clear message to all future free agents.."We are cheap ****...if you wanna play here be prepared to not get fair market value"......MLB and Selig are cohorts in this abortion...the Wilpons and Katz should have been made to sell the team.....

December 12, 2012  09:13 AM ET

It sounds like Dickey is handling the situation better than the Mets are.

December 12, 2012  09:14 AM ET

'According to a team official, the Mets are "not happy" that Dickey used yesterday's holiday party as a forum for an airing of grievances.'

they had a Festivus party at Citi Field? :-)

December 12, 2012  09:16 AM ET

That's the definition of a rant? Geez...somebody buy some Aveena for all that sensitive skin the Mets brass have.

December 12, 2012  09:22 AM ET
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It sounds like Dickey is handling the situation better than the Mets are.

He's got more class in his knuckles...ha....than the hold Mets organization...

December 12, 2012  09:24 AM ET
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He's got more class in his knuckles...ha....than the hold Mets organization...

**than the whole"

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December 12, 2012  09:43 AM ET

Seems like the Mets are handling this worse than R.A. is. If they don't want him to talk about his contract then either keep him from events where there are press, or sign him! R.A. is a class guy, and the Mets are looking more and more like a classless organization.

December 12, 2012  09:46 AM ET
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K Rod took care of the "Feats of Strength" by beating up the kids AND Santa!

LOL....and it sounds like Mets mgmt has the aluminum pole up their butt about the whole situation.

December 12, 2012  09:53 AM ET

what he said sounds quite reasonable to me...

December 12, 2012  09:55 AM ET
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What ever happened to performing charity for the sake of charity rather than public relations?

Nobody does anything for free anymore...

December 12, 2012  09:56 AM ET

Is Larry Lucchino now working for the Mets?

December 12, 2012  10:06 AM ET

They're going to trade him.

 
December 12, 2012  10:06 AM ET

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