Anthony Gruppuso-USA TODAY Sports
As of Saturday night, it appeared that the Toronto Blue Jays were close to a deal that would have them acquiring New York Mets starting pitcher R.A. Dickey.
The Mets were unable to negotiate a new contract extension with Dickey, the reigning Cy Young Award winner.
The Mets can say all the want that they're trying to accumulate younger players with an eye toward the future, but this is all about the failures of ownership and management.
Signing David Wright was almost a necessary evil. Owner Fred Wilpon would have been ridden out of town on a rail had Wright not signed.
But now, the Mets' best pitcher is likely gone, and money absolutely has everything to do with it. If the Mets are saying otherwise, they're lying.
It's time for the Mets to either find minority investors who can infuse the team with cash, or for Wilpon to put the team up for sale.
Mets fans are likely putting that at the top of their Christmas list.