According to R.A. Dickey's agent, Bo McKinnis, negotiations between his client and the New York Mets are solid in terms of "a series of potential structures and lengths."
What, then, are the sticking points? Bo says, "We've got a difference in terms of the actual dollars per season."
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Last month, Mets GM Sandy Alderson called R.A. Dickey "one of our two core players" in the Mets organization - the other, of course, being David Wright. On Thursday, Alderson changed his tone: "It would be a little unusual to trade Cy Young winner " - everyone is assuming, rightfully so I think, th ... More >>
Are you as sick about the loss of Jose Reyes as I am? Have you had it with the bullshit excuses from the Mets front office about Reyes's injuries? (Didn't Mickey Mantle have a lot of injuries? Would you have signed Mickey at age 28, the age Jose is now?)
Are you angry at the insult to the Me ... More >>
The new five-year collective bargaining agreement signed by baseball owners and players yesterday features a list of tweaks to rules big and small: Among other things, fair/foul calls can now be overruled by instant replay, teams can activate a 26th man for doubleheaders, and those shatter-prone map ... More >>
So, what's the answer to the only question Mets fans really want to know right now? Will the Mets sign José Reyes?
Never mind that the way Reyes ended the season produced more sour press — unjustifiably — than almost anything else done by anyone on the Mets all season.
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Talk about snatching victory from the jaws of defeat: This week, Mets owner/accused Bernie Madoff unindicted co-conspirator Fred Wilpon 1) was the subject of a New Yorker profile in which he dissed his three best players, then had to apologize via clubhouse speakerphone, 2) was the subject of ... More >>
Are Mets fan going to be responsible for a self-fulfilling prophecy? As ESPN.com's Adam Rubin points out, "The chatter on the airwaves about considering dealing [David] Wright has intensified, since he would yield more than any other player on the roster. It is a far more extreme suggestion t ... More >>
If the Mets' handling of Luis Castillo is an indication of things to come, the so-called rebuilding of the team is going to be a lot of smoke and mirrors and scapegoats. Make no mistake, that's largely what Sandy Alderson has done by releasing the man who's been the team's second baseman for ... More >>
If the New York Post's Dan Martin has got it right -- and it looks to us as if he has -- the Mets' next manager isn't going to be ... well, a maverick.
Sandy Alderson, Martin reminds, "was famously quoted in the book Moneyball as saying of managers: 'Art Howe was hired to implement the idea ... More >>