Jon Stewart on R.A. Dickey: How Will the Mets Screw This Up?


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.”

In other words, the only thing they’ve yet to agree upon is money. Somehow, that reminds me of Steven Wright’s predicament that “I got this powdered water … now I don’t’ know what to add.” Without water, you don’t have water. Without money, you don’t have an agreement.

Several sources are claiming that GM Sandy Alderson is “genuinely
conflicted” over whether the Mets should keep or trade Dickey. But
since they haven’t made him an offer — either before or after he won the
National League Cy Young Award — it doesn’t appear that there’s much
conflict there.

The bottom line on what’s going on right now with Dickey and the Mets
was expressed last night on The Daily Show, when Dickey did a guest spot
and rabid Mets fan Jon Stewart asked him, “How will the Mets screw this

How, indeed. There’s probably a feeling among Mets players, that “Keep
your head down and don’t do too well, cause if you win the Cy Young
award they’re going to trade you on the open market.”

Dickey’s response to Stewart was basically the same thing he’s said it
form the beginning: “Golly, I’m hoping to be here. I love it here,