Baseball’s winter meetings are underway in Nashville and Mets ace and Cy Young winner RA Dickey has still not come to terms with the Mets for a contract extension. NJ.com reports that when Dickey was asked if he believed he would be a Met next season, he said, “That’s 100 percent my hope,” and added “that being said, you don’t want to be taken advantage of.”
And with the Mets needing help at a number of positions the team has made no secret of the fact that they would consider trade offers if the deal is right. In the meantime media outlets have mentioned the names of just about every team in baseball that could benefit from a trade for Dickey including the New York Yankees.
ESPN reports that the Red Sox have already talked to the Mets about Dickey and the Post reports that “Kansas City, Milwaukee, Texas and Toronto are among the teams that either have expressed interest in him or have past connections with him.”
Forbes magazine even goes so far as to suggest that Dickey’s ”greatest contribution to the Mets could be as a part of a trade that secures future success for the franchise.”
Now us Met fans are madly in love with our RA with his inspiring story of triumph over adversity and almost impossible odds, but do we love our team more?
Will we be happy to wave goodbye to this wildly popular player for the good of “team?”