Mets Get Dickey

lump-coalIn case you missed the news of the past few days:

The Red Sox may be back in play for Jason Bay

The Angels signed Fernando Rodney

The Pirates are in talks with Octavio Dotel

The Nationals agreed to terms with Matt Capps, and are on the verge of signing Eddie Guardado

The Orioles signed Mike Gonzalez and Garrett Atkins

The Cubs traded Milton Bradley to the Mariners for Carlos Silva

The Rangers signed Darren Oliver

The Yankees signed Nick Johnson

The Giants have made a strong offer to Mark DeRosa

The Phillies may have reached an agreement with a “reliever”

The Braves signed Troy Glaus (for the same salary the Mets gave Alex Cora)

The A’s signed Coco Crisp

And the Mets? Well, the Mets got Dickey. Knuckleballer R.A. Dickey, that is (what did you think I meant?).

Why does it feel like I just pulled a lump of coal out of my stocking?

Joe Janish began MetsToday in 2005 to provide the unique perspective of a high-level player and coach -- he earned NCAA D-1 All-American honors as a catcher and coached several players who went on to play pro ball. As a result his posts often include mechanical evaluations, scout-like analysis, and opinions that go beyond the numbers. Follow Joe's baseball tips on Twitter at @onbaseball and at the On Baseball Google Plus page.