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(NYPost)   Mets third baseman David Wright says $100M is not enough for him to stay on the Flushing Titanic for an additional six years   (nypost.com) divider line 29
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2012-11-27 01:05:33 PM
Mets third baseman David Wright Ken Davidoff says $100M is not enough for him David Wright to stay on the Flushing Titanic for an additional six years

FTFY subby
 
2012-11-27 01:07:44 PM
Seriously, who could live on that measly salary?
Damn, Sprewell couldn't feed his family on 18 Mill a year.


/Brother, can you spare a dime?
 
2012-11-27 01:18:26 PM
4.bp.blogspot.com

Somebody's got a big head about himself.
 
2012-11-27 01:37:32 PM
Last season he said getting a shot at the World Series is more important to him than cash. So uh...good luck with that, Metsies.
 
2012-11-27 01:38:41 PM

fuzzy dunlop: Mets third baseman David Wright Ken Davidoff says $100M is not enough for him David Wright to stay on the Flushing Titanic for an additional six years

FTFY subby


yeah, my first thought was "Bullshiat!"

Wright will take it. he wants to stay a Met and he's never suggested otherwise.
 
2012-11-27 01:39:58 PM
$200M wouldn't be enough to stay in New York.

/Good luck finding someone to give you $100 M plus.
 
2012-11-27 01:46:42 PM
The Mets just upped the offer to 7 years and over 100M.

Wright will get a little more than the 6/100 deal and stay in NY. At least, I hope so.
 
2012-11-27 01:54:59 PM

fuzzy dunlop: Mets third baseman David Wright Ken Davidoff says $100M is not enough for him David Wright to stay on the Flushing Titanic for an additional six years is a really dumb douche, who props up his premise with crappy arguments.

FTFY subby you


/An extra 19 million for hurt feelings? My feelings got hurt reading this post. Can I get paid?
//Also, unless I'm reading it wrong, his math is fuzzy:

Fox Sports' Ken Rosenthal reported Tuesday morning that the Mets offered Wright, who can be a free agent after next season, a six-year, $100-million extension on Monday ... But Wright won't accept that, so the Mets need to increase it quite simply: By one year and $1 million per year. Seven years and $119 million.

How does one million per year over seven years equal 19 million?
 
2012-11-27 02:00:08 PM

skrame: fuzzy dunlop: Mets third baseman David Wright Ken Davidoff says $100M is not enough for him David Wright to stay on the Flushing Titanic for an additional six years is a really dumb douche, who props up his premise with crappy arguments.

FTFY subby you

/An extra 19 million for hurt feelings? My feelings got hurt reading this post. Can I get paid?
//Also, unless I'm reading it wrong, his math is fuzzy:

Fox Sports' Ken Rosenthal reported Tuesday morning that the Mets offered Wright, who can be a free agent after next season, a six-year, $100-million extension on Monday ... But Wright won't accept that, so the Mets need to increase it quite simply: By one year and $1 million per year. Seven years and $119 million.

How does one million per year over seven years equal 19 million?


It doesn't quite add up, but not for the reason you think.

6/100 is 16.6 a year. Add another year of that and you're at 7/116.6. Add 1 per year and you're at 7/123.6
 
2012-11-27 02:07:05 PM

Dafatone: The Mets just upped the offer to 7 years and over 100M.


Starting in 2014, according to Adam Rubin. Seems like this is going to get done.
 
2012-11-27 02:07:12 PM
Ken Davidoff is just upset he's not as big a douche as Scott Boras.
 
2012-11-27 02:09:37 PM

haplo53: Dafatone: The Mets just upped the offer to 7 years and over 100M.

Starting in 2014, according to Adam Rubin. Seems like this is going to get done.


I really, really hope so.
 
2012-11-27 02:35:15 PM

FreakinB: haplo53: Dafatone: The Mets just upped the offer to 7 years and over 100M.

Starting in 2014, according to Adam Rubin. Seems like this is going to get done.

I really, really hope so.


What are your thoughts on trading Dickey? I'm pretty damned torn.
 
2012-11-27 02:42:01 PM
Are you Mets fans sure that you want this guy for 7 years and $119 million? That's a lot of years and a lot of money. Wouldn't you rather have a slightly used Alex Rodriguez for just 5 years and $114 million?

Plus with A-Rod, you get all this:

- A player with more letters in his name than David Wright!
- A player who wears a double digit uniform number (Wright only wears a single digit, that pansy)
- A player who you can blame every little problem on! (For example: The game is rained out? A-Rod's fault! Ump made a bad call? A-Rod's fault!)
- A player who wears high socks! That's good for.... team chemistry or something

This is a pretty clear choice
 
2012-11-27 02:43:47 PM
He has better stats than Longoria, and has played a ton more games in equal amount of time. He's only a year older, and Rays locked up Longoria for ten years. Everything being relative, he should get more, dollar- and time-wise.
 
2012-11-27 02:44:41 PM

Dafatone: What are your thoughts on trading Dickey? I'm pretty damned torn.


Me too. Mets need more above average-to-star level position players, particularly in the OF and at C. If they can get one or two cost-controlled guys they think can solve some positions for the next 10 years, they probably kinda have to do it.

I do wonder if a Dickey signing means they instead turn around and trade Niese to fill those needs.
 
2012-11-27 02:46:18 PM

Rex_Banner: Are you Mets fans sure that you want this guy for 7 years and $119 million? That's a lot of years and a lot of money. Wouldn't you rather have a slightly used Alex Rodriguez for just 5 years and $114 million?

Plus with A-Rod, you get all this:

- A player with more letters in his name than David Wright!
- A player who wears a double digit uniform number (Wright only wears a single digit, that pansy)
- A player who you can blame every little problem on! (For example: The game is rained out? A-Rod's fault! Ump made a bad call? A-Rod's fault!)
- A player who wears high socks! That's good for.... team chemistry or something

This is a pretty clear choice


Does he come with a merchandise tent?
 
2012-11-27 02:52:43 PM

haplo53: Rex_Banner: Are you Mets fans sure that you want this guy for 7 years and $119 million? That's a lot of years and a lot of money. Wouldn't you rather have a slightly used Alex Rodriguez for just 5 years and $114 million?

Plus with A-Rod, you get all this:

- A player with more letters in his name than David Wright!
- A player who wears a double digit uniform number (Wright only wears a single digit, that pansy)
- A player who you can blame every little problem on! (For example: The game is rained out? A-Rod's fault! Ump made a bad call? A-Rod's fault!)
- A player who wears high socks! That's good for.... team chemistry or something

This is a pretty clear choice

Does he come with a merchandise tent?


Uhhhh sure. And baggage. Don't forget the free baggage!
 
2012-11-27 02:59:11 PM

Schmee: He has better stats than Longoria, and has played a ton more games in equal amount of time. He's only a year older, and Rays locked up Longoria for ten years. Everything being relative, he should get more, dollar- and time-wise.


There are so many problems in this post, I'm not even sure where to start.

Maybe the part where Longoria was born in 1985 and Wright was born in 1982?
 
2012-11-27 03:08:39 PM

Dafatone: What are your thoughts on trading Dickey? I'm pretty damned torn.


shut your whore mouth!
 
2012-11-27 03:09:58 PM

Rex_Banner: Are you Mets fans sure that you want this guy for 7 years and $119 million? That's a lot of years and a lot of money. Wouldn't you rather have a slightly used Alex Rodriguez for just 5 years and $114 million?

Plus with A-Rod, you get all this:

- A player with more letters in his name than David Wright!
- A player who wears a double digit uniform number (Wright only wears a single digit, that pansy)
- A player who you can blame every little problem on! (For example: The game is rained out? A-Rod's fault! Ump made a bad call? A-Rod's fault!)
- A player who wears high socks! That's good for.... team chemistry or something

This is a pretty clear choice


you can keep your fall choke artist, thanks. the mets have enough as it is.
 
2012-11-27 03:18:10 PM

ManateeGag: Dafatone: What are your thoughts on trading Dickey? I'm pretty damned torn.

shut your whore mouth!


On one hand, Dickey's 38, and while he's a knuckleballer, he throws the knuckleball very hard. It's an unpredictable pitch and he has an unpredictable arm in that he's missing a ligament. I wouldn't be shocked if he has trouble replicating his success.

On the other hand, I looooooooooooove the guy.
 
2012-11-27 03:24:57 PM
Rosenthal says Mets' offer is 7 years/between $125m and $150m. Whoa.
 
2012-11-27 03:52:46 PM

Dafatone: FreakinB: haplo53: Dafatone: The Mets just upped the offer to 7 years and over 100M.

Starting in 2014, according to Adam Rubin. Seems like this is going to get done.

I really, really hope so.

What are your thoughts on trading Dickey? I'm pretty damned torn.


I recognize the benefit and the fact that it's really our only area of depth from which to trade. But I still really don't want them to. Emotion's winning.
 
2012-11-27 04:02:20 PM

FreakinB: Dafatone: FreakinB: haplo53: Dafatone: The Mets just upped the offer to 7 years and over 100M.

Starting in 2014, according to Adam Rubin. Seems like this is going to get done.

I really, really hope so.

What are your thoughts on trading Dickey? I'm pretty damned torn.

I recognize the benefit and the fact that it's really our only area of depth from which to trade. But I still really don't want them to. Emotion's winning.


It is the only area of depth. I guess it depends on what the return package is (duh?). Someone of Travis D'arnaud's caliber? Okay I guess. No one on that level? Keep Dickey.

Or maybe look to trade Niese.
 
2012-11-27 04:35:10 PM
Fan Cost Index: over $240 for a family of two adults and two kids to go to a Mets game.

Red Sox most expensive at $339.

Farking nuts.
 
2012-11-27 09:06:28 PM

Dafatone: ManateeGag: Dafatone: What are your thoughts on trading Dickey? I'm pretty damned torn.

shut your whore mouth!

On one hand, Dickey's 38, and while he's a knuckleballer, he throws the knuckleball very hard. It's an unpredictable pitch and he has an unpredictable arm in that he's missing a ligament. I wouldn't be shocked if he has trouble replicating his success.

On the other hand, I looooooooooooove the guy.


Don't get me wrong, I love Dickey too, no single player has got me as excited about baseball in general as he has in the last 20 years, but I would be less shocked to see North Korea putting a man on the moon AND returning him safely than I would to see Dickey equal his success.

I'm predicting an ERA in the mid-to-high 3's, and 13-16 wins for Dickey, with probably a 10-15% increase in WHIP.
 
2012-11-28 12:18:12 AM

zarberg: Dafatone: ManateeGag: Dafatone: What are your thoughts on trading Dickey? I'm pretty damned torn.

shut your whore mouth!

On one hand, Dickey's 38, and while he's a knuckleballer, he throws the knuckleball very hard. It's an unpredictable pitch and he has an unpredictable arm in that he's missing a ligament. I wouldn't be shocked if he has trouble replicating his success.

On the other hand, I looooooooooooove the guy.

Don't get me wrong, I love Dickey too, no single player has got me as excited about baseball in general as he has in the last 20 years, but I would be less shocked to see North Korea putting a man on the moon AND returning him safely than I would to see Dickey equal his success.

I'm predicting an ERA in the mid-to-high 3's, and 13-16 wins for Dickey, with probably a 10-15% increase in WHIP.


The two seasons before this one, Dickey put up ERAs of 2.84 (now THERE's a season that went under the radar) and 3.28. Mid-to-high 3s could certainly happen, but it'd be a large step back. That is, if we're caring about ERA in the first place. Oddly enough, I do.

I can see the WHIP increase. He was at 1.053 last year. A safe bet would be 1.1something. That's a lot of wins for a Met. In 2011, he was 8-13 with the 3.28 ERA.

I'll say this. If he continues to throw the same knuckler he threw this season, he'll be as good as he was this season. He may have been lucky in terms of what pitch came out of his arm, but the success of that pitch was anything but luck. His stuff was nasty, and he seemed to have an idea of where it was going.
 
2012-11-28 06:40:36 AM
Mets just need to keep their offer low and a little bit outside. He'll swing for it.
 
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