An Open Letter to the New York Mets
To Whom it May Concern:
You’re going to regret not trading R.A. Dickey to the Dodgers. A reported deal was proposed, I assume before the Dodgers signed every pitcher worthwhile on the free agent market, that had the Dodgers sending SP Zach Lee and 2B Dee Gordon to the Mets for the reigning National League Cy Young champ. You’d be crazy not to take this deal; which with recent history it appears the Mets, in fact, are.
Don’t get me wrong…I’m happy you turned nutty Ned’s latest move down. R.A. Dickey is a 38 year old Tom Candiotti. Don’t get me wrong, I love Tom Candiotti…but Dickey’s been bouncing his way around the majors for TEN years now. He’s no spring chicken. I don’t think after then years he suddenly figured it all out. Meanwhile, we don’t even know what we have in Zach Lee and Dee Gordon (eh maybe) yet.
When R.A. Dickey comes back down to earth after his one hit wonder of an albeit amazing season, which I assure you he will, the Mets are going to be kicking themselves for not making a deal like this. Hopefully they can job Texas for even more and they are able to offload him before giving him a ridiculous extension. On a side note, why would Texas even want him back (16-19 over parts of five seasons)? Haven’t they been there and done that already? Anyway, this is the Mets we’re talking about here so I think they will probably end up paying his price and extending him for a number of years equal to those in which they will not contend.
Thank god somebody hijacked Ned’s phone before he could have offered an even sweeter deal.