To those of you who question my 'fanhood', while you 'fans' don't understand how I can't understand how a certain majority of you are okay with us letting the best pitcher in baseball walk out the door when he barely asked for what was fair financially and produced one of the best seasons in MLB history. How many one-hitters? How many ridiculous innings in a row did the opponent not score a single run??? HOW DO NORMAL PEOPLE reward that kind of behavior? A CY Young winner on a young team trying to find their way? What are you showing the other players in the league? That you're not serious about winning RIGHT NOW??!!! That is a defeatist, pathetic attitude.
I wish that Doubleday could buy back 51% of this 'mess/mets' and return us to respectable. These young 'prospects' we obtained could rightfully become 'all-stars', but it's never a guarantee. Dickey is the best 'guarantee' in the league, so giving your only sure 'guarantee' away is considered by me to be totally RIDICULOUS!!!
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LETS GO METS!!!
We question your sanity more than your "fanhood".
Stop rooting with your heart and start rooting with your head.
Steal of the decade for the Mets.
I hear your 'points', but I don't compare keeping Dickey for minimal money with trying to buy an older player from a different team...like the 'Bay' debacle a win 'RIGHT NOW' attitude...I just think it's common sense and if we happen to win 'RIGHT NOW' by accident because you created some chemistry and something special happened, then 'SO BE IT'!!!
I believe that if you are in the presence of a winner, then leave good enough alone.
What's wrong with you people?!!!
"Buy Low, Sell High"
If the Mets brass didn't make this trade, they would have been doing us a great disservice. The Mets have limited opportunities to stockpile high-end elite prospects. This was one of those rare opportunities. If the Mets are out of contention by July, and Johan is on a roll, then we need to trade him for an elite outfied prospect who projects to be ready by 2014/15.
We all have to be willing to treat 2013 as a rebuilding year. If the fans can hold off until 2015, we can field a potentially dominant young team and even have some cash left over to add a free agent OF and closer.
Wow, that was eloquent!
Dickey is a class act. How you can justify parting ways with people like him, I'll never understand.
Did management know that he's got a three speed knuckle-ball? (and opponents don't score on him for games at a time...literally!
<I hear your 'points', but I don't compare keeping Dickey for minimal money with trying to buy an older player from a different team...like the 'Bay' debacle a win 'RIGHT NOW' attitude...I just think it's common sense and if we happen to win 'RIGHT NOW' by accident because you created some chemistry and something special happened, then 'SO BE IT'!!!>
The fact that you had to use the words "something special happened" tells me you don't think we'll be competitive next year. Keeping a guy like Dickey on the off chance that "something special happens" is ridiculous, especially when you can trade him for two very good prospects.
<I believe that if you are in the presence of a winner, then leave good enough alone.>
We won 74 games last year with Dickey being pretty much as good as you could ever expect him to be. Again, constantly worrying about right now gets you into trouble unless you have the ability to just outspend everybody else.
'I believe that if you are in the presence of a winner, then leave good enough alone.'
Where was the winning, exactly? All I can see is a team that won 74 games.
<We all have to be willing to treat 2013 as a rebuilding year.>
Exactly. The problem is too many people on here are petrified of the idea of not trying to win now because there's always the off chance that everything can break just right and we can compete.
He was 20-6....I'm not calling him a saviour....just a winner!!!
LETS GO METS!!!(not delusional)