R.A. Dickey took a page out of the middle school handbook of picking teams during recess in calling himself and David Wright a “package deal” in regards to this upcoming off-season. Dickey told the Star Ledger (New Jersey): “If I don’t see them pursuing David hard, I think it would be a message to everybody that they’re content to spend the next five or six years rebuilding this organization. Rather than trying to be competitive, and trying to rebuild it at the same time. I think you can do both. I think (doing both is) what they want to do. But if you see them not really pursue him hard, that’s the message that I get. Unless they trade him and get multiple, big-league pieces back.”
To me this seems like one foot out the door. I hope both stay Mets for the rest of their careers and Sandy Alderson has called extending Wright and Dickey past their option year the top priority this winter. But until the Mets show me otherwise, I will be anxious and skeptical.