Here we go again. The METS have a CY Young winner who is becoming disgruntled by management. Could the METS lose Reyes the reigning batting champ one year and lose the reigning Cy Young champ the next season. Yes, he is signed but I can't help but think this team screws up so much. Reminds me of Chad Bradford who only wanted 9 million for three years. The Mets refused and the following two seasons he would have and could have been the difference.
They pay Bay an enormous sum and this guy all but stunk up the joint. They pay head case Oliver Perez 36 million and he looked like he didn't even want to pitch. In fact he refused to go to the minors. Now they have the consummate performer in Dickey and are playing games. He is a fan favorite on a team that needs to fill the seats. A guy who gives you a 100% every time and you wish you had more like him on the team.
As a fan for 45 years and close to the game I said that early during the year it would have been the right choice to give dickey 3 years at 36 million. They could have even added money and ripped up the final year. Yet they seem intent on messing this up. This form a team that is still paying off Bobby Bonilla.
Please Wilpons give Met fans something else besides wright to cheer about. We have some young guys and a guy like Dickey could only be a positive for Harvey and Wheeler.
Is this really the Wilpon's decision?
I know most like to blame them for everything, but IMO, this is Alderson's decision. He, or his VPs, are the ones who negotiate contracts; Dickey is already signed for 2013, so it doesn't affect the budget; even if Dickey is extended for 2 yrs at 12 mil, it only adds 7 mil to the future payroll. With Santana and Bay (mostly) off the books in 2014, the 2 yr extension is not excessive and well within what will be Alderson's 2014 & 2015 budgets. I don't know why this would need much more than a Wilpon's rubber stamp.
IMO, Alderson is looking to either sign Dickey to a Mets-friendly, below market deal or trade him. I think what's happening with Dickey is much more reflective of Alderson than the owners.
Also, Alderson and Jeff W. have both said publicly that Alderson has some money to spend. If true and there's no better uses, Alderson can use some of that money to give Dickey a raise in 2013 and lower what the Mets will pay him in 2014 and 2015.
"Illusion of improvement."
They're not even pulling off the illusion well.
"I'm starting to think whiffboy may have something to do with this"
I highly doubt it.
"I know most like to blame them for everything, but IMO, this is Alderson's decision. He, or his VPs, are the ones who negotiate contracts"