Today at the Winter Meetings in Nashville, general manager Sandy Alderson acknowledged that he has met with other teams throughout the day concerning trade interest in R.A. Dickey. Alderson said he would continue to talk to teams that are interested throughout the night.
There have been discussions about other Met players in addition to Dickey as teams were not solely interested in Dickey.
Alderson also added that teams that are interested in Dickey will come to him as he is not in Nashville shopping the Mets ace.
“To move Dickey”, Alderson said. “It has to be for a difference maker. Are we punting ’13? Absolutely not… If we do something, we want whatever comes back to us to have an impact on us as soon as possible.”
When asked if Dickey’s popularity and potential fan backlash is a consideration in any potential Dickey deal, Alderson said:
“It’s a consideration, but in the event we’re able to return a ‘difference maker,’ I think many of our fans are able to understand the value in that. We recognize the value that R.A. represents to us. But I think our fans understand what we’re trying to do, where we’re trying to go.”