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by Mr North Jersey
12/5/2012-12:09pm at 12:09 pm (UTC -4)
Wait….Wright thanking his ‘beautiful girlfriend Molly?’
Dang…that’s it. Trade him and his dimples.
12/5/2012-12:12pm at 12:12 pm (UTC -4)
If only you could separate the two…
12/5/2012-12:28pm at 12:28 pm (UTC -4)
Wait What!?!?! And I defended you now you make me look like a fool!
12/5/2012-12:39pm at 12:39 pm (UTC -4)
As I told those ‘others’, Dubs is young enough to be my son. And I wouldn’t exactly describe myself as a cougar…..
12/5/2012-12:22pm at 12:22 pm (UTC -4)
Love those new blue jerseys that Wright put on.
12/5/2012-12:31pm at 12:31 pm (UTC -4)
Yea, they are hotties just like David. I got $300 in mlb.com dollars sitting around from my MEts CC and I think I need to get one of these. I got a Ike in the cream pinstripes and then Korean knockoffs of Alfonzo and Reyes. I think I maybe need to get a los Harvey.
12/5/2012-12:34pm at 12:34 pm (UTC -4)
Oooh and they are 25% off. I like the home colors combo more than the road but always a bigger fan of “New York” on the front compared to “Mets”. Whatcha think SRT?
12/5/2012-12:42pm at 12:42 pm (UTC -4)
It’s a toss up for me but if I had to pick one, think I like the New York better over the Mets.
I want one. It’s on my Xmas list. Actually, I really want a Dickey one but I’m hesitant on that for obvious reasons. I’ll buy one and the next day, he’ll probably be traded. lol.
12/5/2012-12:44pm at 12:44 pm (UTC -4)
That’s the same reason I won’t touch that. Even if they extend him, it doesn’t mean he won’t get traded this season.
12/5/2012-2:02pm at 2:02 pm (UTC -4)
I bet it takes you five hours to purchase a pair of shoes and you leave the salesman feeling like Al Bundy.
12/5/2012-12:37pm at 12:37 pm (UTC -4)
This throwback is pretty sweet too:
12/5/2012-1:17pm at 1:17 pm (UTC -4)
Nice, Keith…my favorite Met of all time.
12/5/2012-1:18pm at 1:18 pm (UTC -4)
You just like him for his dimples.
12/5/2012-1:38pm at 1:38 pm (UTC -4)
12/5/2012-12:26pm at 12:26 pm (UTC -4)
Wright saying the ‘plan’ going forward had everything to do with his decision to sign the new contract.
Said it was very specific and it’s not just short term for the big club, it’s long term that includes the minors as well.
Man, to have been a fly on the wall to hear those details he was told….
12/5/2012-12:38pm at 12:38 pm (UTC -4)
Wilpon says payroll will increase in 2014. Call me a fool, but I believe him. Lying about it would accomplish nothing. Fans aren’t going to show up until the team performs regardless.
12/5/2012-12:41pm at 12:41 pm (UTC -4)
Yeah, fans will hold him accountable too. I said that I would be there holding the Couer’s pitch fork if the 2014 roster isn’t competitive.
12/5/2012-12:43pm at 12:43 pm (UTC -4)
I don’t want them to spend money just for the sake of spending but if it’s really there next year…they’d damn well better go out and get good talent for the money, especially for whatever needs we’ll have.
12/5/2012-12:53pm at 12:53 pm (UTC -4)
It will have to, in order to accommodate the JJ and Elsbury signings…
12/5/2012-1:46pm at 1:46 pm (UTC -4)
I’ll believe it when I see it.
12/5/2012-2:30pm at 2:30 pm (UTC -4)
He’s lied about this subject (not specifically about 2014) in the past.
12/5/2012-2:44pm at 2:44 pm (UTC -4)
What happened to the patient approach while the team rebuilt from the bottom-up? Now it’s about trading pitching prospects and spending money. I don’t exactly see Seaver, Koosman, Gentry and Ryan out there. Wouldn’t it make sense to establish a young rotation before trading off the prospects? You can’t appoint Harvey as the next 20 game winner just yet.
12/5/2012-3:07pm at 3:07 pm (UTC -4)
how long can you wait before bringing in some talent to go with the rotation?
Assume Wheeler comes up at the ASB. And stays. In 2014, you will then have Harvey in his 3rd year, Wheeler in his 2nd, and Niese and Gee as grizzled old veterans (not to mention Dickey if still around).
If they are actually producing, it seems silly to throw away another year and go with a $50 mill payroll wiating for 2 of them to win cy youngs 1st!
12/5/2012-8:01pm at 8:01 pm (UTC -4)
Before the Mets made a successful run at the pennant Tom Seaver had two complete years under his belt and Jerry Koosman had one complete season in the majors. In both cases that had established themselves as outstanding pitchers, Seaver in two AS games and Koosman in one AS game. Before they reached the majors there was none of this can’t miss bs associated with either one. If I felt so inclined (which I don’t) I can use the majority of the bandwidth of this site and prepare a huge list of can’t miss pitchers that did for one reason or another. Harvey and Wheeler should at least duplicate what Seaver and Koosman accomplished before you start trading away the so called surplus pitching. And if you use Doc Gooden as a point of reference note that talent wise both Harvey and Wheeler are an order of magnitude below the nineteen year old Gooden. Gooden’s physical talent compared with some of the all time greats I have seen over the years (Koufax, Bob Feller, Herb Score, etc).
12/5/2012-8:21pm at 8:21 pm (UTC -4)
who said anything about trading away surplus pitching? More like they would have some extra cash available so they could actually be active in going after some players, most likely in FA, since that is the normal way to spend money.
12/5/2012-8:39pm at 8:39 pm (UTC -4)
Since I’ve been reading the comments (okay that may be a mistake) and articles in some of the Mets blogs (including this one) there have been numerous comments (and no I’m not going to list them all) on trading the young pitching surplus in the minors to try and staff the positions where the Mets are lacking. Now there is nothing wrong with this philosophy but I just think they should wait an additional year to determine just who the surplus pitchers are.
I fear that the Mets will start throwing money at FAs and once again short change themselves when it comes to obtaining quality prospects through the draft and via IFAs.
12/5/2012-3:09pm at 3:09 pm (UTC -4)
According to many, you can’t rely on prospects from a Wright or Dickey trade to ever develop because prospects are a craps shoot, but Harvey and Wheeler are guaranteed MLB co-aces for years to come which is why the team is only a couple players away from being a perennial contender starting in 2013.
At least that’s what I’m getting from all sorts of blog posts and twitter comments.
12/5/2012-3:22pm at 3:22 pm (UTC -4)
wait, are you actually looking for logic and common sense with anything to do with the Mets or their fans?
Well, this certainly explains a lot!
12/5/2012-3:32pm at 3:32 pm (UTC -4)
I… damn, ya got me there.
12/5/2012-8:27pm at 8:27 pm (UTC -4)
From 1972 through 1976 the Mets had effectively three co-aces in Seaver, Koosman and Matlack. Yet they only won the division in 1973 and that was basically a freak year in that all the teams in the division were mediocre.
12/5/2012-8:28pm at 8:28 pm (UTC -4)
you still need some hitting to go along with the pitching.
12/5/2012-9:19pm at 9:19 pm (UTC -4)
But co-aces that haven’t actually proven anything will win the Mets the World Series because like David Wright signed and he’s so dreamy and that’s all you need LOL OMG LMAO ETC…
12/6/2012-11:01am at 11:01 am (UTC -4)
At this point in time after so many comments I should have realized the true nature of your comment. As penance for my stupidity I will banish myself to MMO.
BTW why the love affair with bleeping dimples? It’s a bleeping curse. As a youngster all my aunts and older cousins would pinch my cheek, say how cute I was and give me a great big slobbering kiss. It became so that when I knew they were about to visit I would hide for the day. Fortunately, my mom sympathized with me and would tell them I was busy with homework or some such explanation.
Dickey himself told Jim Bowden of ESPN.com and SiriusXM that he feels like he and the Mets are “inching toward” an extension (Twitter link). The knuckleballer also spoke to ESPN.com’s Buster Olney, repeating that he’s “hopeful” about a deal with the Mets, but understands that it’s Sandy Alderson’s job to make the Mets better (Twitter link).
Read more at http://www.mlbtraderumors.com/#Yv7m5jillLC6P3fx.99
How many inches until Dickey is extended?
when the clock strikes 12…
12/5/2012-1:27pm at 1:27 pm (UTC -4)
Dickey is getting his info from the same place we are at this point!
Oh boy, Jeff calling the team a ‘playoff team’.
12/5/2012-1:30pm at 1:30 pm (UTC -4)
remember, last year going into the ASB there was a perception that the Mets were legit 9and could stay in the playoff race). And as the anti-Sandy crowd likes to point out, if he had nly picked up a couple of reinforcements, the team was ready to make the playoffs.
at least, that is how I have to interpret saying not getting a couple of filler parts at the deadline took them out of the running (sandy “gave up” on the team so they foled). Even though he added the 2nd best SP on the team post-deadline. and a big upgrade to the pen.
by that logic, and since that crowd will tell you they are never long, they just need a few better replacement parts this year to be a playoff team, right?
12/5/2012-1:40pm at 1:40 pm (UTC -4)
Hey, you won’t find me throwing in the towel on 2013 this early.
I was just commenting on Jeff throwing that out there. Waiting for the backlash half the fans are likely to come out with.
12/5/2012-2:17pm at 2:17 pm (UTC -4)
I’ll wait until we know the opening day roster before throwing in the towel on 2013. In all likelihood, though, it’s another 4th place finish (barring a Ceetarian miracle). Boom!
12/5/2012-1:42pm at 1:42 pm (UTC -4)
Alderson suggests that the Mets probably won’t take anyone in the Rule 5 draft, and may leave Nashville having only finalized the Wright deal, tweets Adam Rubin of ESPNNewYork.com.
I don’t see why they wouldn’t. mets must pick pretty early, and such a small investment if there is anyone with some intriguing skill sitting there.
12/5/2012-2:15pm at 2:15 pm (UTC -4)
And Lennon (David, not John) tweeted that there are offers for Dickey that could be completed at any moment and that there may be a deal today for an OF without Dickey being involved.
None of these guys know anything.
12/5/2012-2:20pm at 2:20 pm (UTC -4)
If you read the whole history of events with the Dickey thread on MLBTR, it’s like everyone is just throwing anything they can against the wall and if it sticks, they look like geniuses and if it doesn’t, it doesn’t matter because 50 others failed as well. Sad state of journalism.
12/5/2012-2:49pm at 2:49 pm (UTC -4)
This one goes out to Kingman…
Title of article: “Mets don’t want to offer Scott Hairston a two-year deal”
First sentence of article: “Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports says the Mets don’t want to offer Scott Hairston more than a two-year contract.”
12/5/2012-2:56pm at 2:56 pm (UTC -4)
Also, top commenters on that other site:
Look who’s in 4th place. Matt’s 4th biggest fan.
12/5/2012-3:12pm at 3:12 pm (UTC -4)
Well, I certainly prefer it here, but over much of the last year, many TRDMB regulars have been absent or at the BayAlex site, and I never will waste more than a few minutes a month there.
The more active it is here, the more I will be here.
But Metsblog’s comment community has dozens of great people—I learn about the draft, other teams’ prospects, our prospects, new stats, and so many things there.
Really, I almost always read the headlines, then shield my eyes while heading for the comment section.
12/5/2012-3:10pm at 3:10 pm (UTC -4)
at least they spelled his name right.
12/5/2012-4:08pm at 4:08 pm (UTC -4)
They’re saying Zack Greinke might get a contract higher than CC’s $161MM deal. Greinke has a 3.83 ERA over the past 3 seasons.
How do the Mets not get at least 1 top top prospect for RA Dickey at $5MM for a year?
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