"Even with the Mets having trade options in hand, a person familiar with the situation said Friday that there is a growing sense that they will pass because the prospective deals aren't good enough to move the reigning Cy Young Award winner. This represents a shift in thinking from the winter meetings, when trading Dickey looked just as likely as retaining him. But the person said there's no guarantee that staying with the Mets would come with a contract extension past 2013 for Dickey"
It becomes clearer and clearer that this organization has no real plan. The fact that they've even acknowledged possibly going into the season with Dickey not signed to an extension is amazing.
either not trading dickey,going into 2013 without a dickey being signed past that year would be a failure . its like doing something smart,like not trading him for a unacceptable package to doing something dumb like not extending him beyond 2013.
im not understanding the mindset here.
"But the person said there's no guarantee that staying with the Mets would come with a contract extension past 2013 for Dickey"
Well, if you can't believe "the person", who can you believe? :)
Well, this rebuild sure is going in the right direction. Because what team doesn't rebuild by resigning 38 year old pitchers to a 2 year contract when the team is terrible?
Makes perfect sense.
There are a lot of balls in the air but alot of what was said was said for a reason
Mets know Dickey wants an extention and does not want to simply pitch out his 2013 contract as he has everything to lose, He will be good again but will he win a second Sy? What if something happens? Add to that assuming he pitches even half as well in 2013 the Mets would give him a qualified offer which would be one year and around 13 Mill resulting in any team who signs him giving up a draft pick,
Now figure unless he wins 20 games how many teams will be lining up to pay 26 Mill for two years for a 39 year old on top of giving up the picks?
So the idea of them letting him just play out 2013 is for leverage.
As far as the other comments they are holding out for the best offer, Many here bashed Omar over Santana and said alot but at the end of the day he got his man for as little as possible .