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.
  1. Englishman in Amsterdam December 17, 2012 at 9:09 pm
    And I unfollowed him immediately afterwards. Gutted.
  2. Izzy December 18, 2012 at 9:51 am
    Classy Englishman. NOTNOTNOT i guess you appreciate the crappy rotten type of person that Alderson and Wilpon are, vice the good guy who does good deeds type of person Dickey is. Do us a favor. Stay overseas. We have enough sick-os in America already.
  3. nwaldrop December 18, 2012 at 10:40 am
    I found this link interesting especially the part where it says they’re raising ticket prices 2 percent this year and the upper management says everything is fine.
  4. Dan B December 18, 2012 at 11:15 am
    I don’t think you can judge ticket prices the same way anymore because of outlets like StubHub. It behooves teams to set a high initial price because they can always lower the price by offering them up via resellers at a discount. It is also why attendance figures can be misleading now because by the end of the year, the bulk of tickets are sold at major discounts. Bottom line for the Mets is that there might be fannies in the seats, but if they don’t get over 70 wins in 2013, they are going to be hurting.
  5. DaveSchneck December 18, 2012 at 11:56 am
    Definitely bittersweet, although I understand the motive of tabbing the top C propect and another top 100 pitching prospect. To me RA is a class act and I wish him the best in Toronto, although I won’t be donning a BJs cap.
  6. Mic December 19, 2012 at 6:31 am–mlb.html

    When has a Met ever made comments like that after being traded away?

    • Joe Janish December 19, 2012 at 11:25 am
      I like this part the best:

      ”I can’t tell you how excited I am to be part of an organization that’s committed to winning and putting a product on the field that the fans can be excited about,” Dickey said

      • DaveSchneck December 19, 2012 at 12:27 pm
        Wasn’t that what RA said when Omar signed him?