Last month, Mets GM Sandy Alderson called R.A. Dickey "one of our two core players" in the Mets organization - the other, of course, being David Wright. On Thursday, Alderson changed his tone: "It would be a little unusual to trade Cy Young winner " - everyone is assuming, rightfully so I think, that Dickey will received the honor next week. "But I can remember a time when we traded for the leading hitter in the National League [Willie McGee of the Cardinals, acquired by the Oakland A's in 1990], so it happens."
Yeah, right, it happens. It isn't because GMs are tight wads, or because they make phony comparisons like Willie McGee in 1990 to R.A. Dickey this year, or because Alderson wants to double-talk about the Mets' post-Madoff financial state compared to that of one of the lowest revenue teams in baseball, the Oakland A's.
Oh, and by the way, since you're the one who hauled out this bull shit comparison, you're the one who picked up the star player at Oakland, not the one who let him go.