Alderson Draws A Line In The Sand

An article by posted on November 17, 2012

According to Marc Carig of Newsday, Sandy Alderson is not necessarily seeking a resolution to either David Wright’s or R.A. Rickey’s contract situation right now, but would like some clarity after Thanksgiving but before the Winter Meetings.

“At some point we need resolution on these discussions to be able to move on. But that time is not now,” Alderson said, according to Carig. “[But between Thanksgiving and the Winter Meetings], we need to have… a little more clarity.”

The Winter Meetings take place from December 4-6 in Nashville, Tennessee.

It was only six, make that seven, weeks ago that Sandy Alderson said he wanted a quick resolution to this and that it wouldn’t drag on as it did with Jose Reyes. One Mets official even went so far as to say a deal would be in place with Wright by the World Series.

Instead, the only thing that has been accomplished was the clerical matter of exercising the 2013 options for both Wright and Dickey.

Let me decipher this for you in a military context. What Alderson just did today is called drawing a line in the sand. In other words, Wright and Dickey need to agree to a deal before he leaves for Nashville, or don’t cry foul if they each get dealt during a Tennessee-Two-Step.

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