Think bigger picture by trading Wright, Dickey and Jonathon Niese to add eight-to-10 prospects and truly begin to address what has long been the Mets’ downfall: Lack of depth up and down the organization.
To me, it’s not just about what we root for (laundry) but who we root for (the individuals).
Trading Niese is interestig because he’s been good not awesome.
Trading Dickey makes a lot of sense. His value will never be higher, and as I keep pointing out that 1974 birth date will never change. I don’t think they should extend him until this contract runs out because even in the worst case scenarios I would rather see a 39 year old 2-time Cy Young walk away than be saddled with a multi-year deal with a 39 year old pitcher who had a good year in 2012.
Don’t forget John Maine and Oliver Perez won 15 games too.
As for Wright, he is never ever going anywhere. Again, get yourself a media pass and hang around by home plate at 4pm and watch who is networking with the VIP guests. The Mets need the marketing that is David Wright. He is worth more to them than any other player, and it’s worth more to David to be a Met than to be anywhere else. Ask the invisible ex-superstar in Miami how the endorsements are going.