Originally Posted by 32green
You forgot letting your 20 game and Cy Young winner walk.
Actually, they traded him.
Now, this trade will need to be evaluated in 4-5 years, but potentially, with the talent they brought back (2 top 30 prospects), it can turn out well for them.
As much as I like Dickey, to expect a repeat performance from him is asking a lot. What, Dickey will help them win 79 games instead of 75?
With Niese, Harvey, Santana, Gee, Marcum the Mets actually trot out a decent starting staff. And then they have to find room for Wheeler. Dickey was a luxury, and they cashed that chip in at the highest point.
That is not letting him walk.