Alderson Wants To Keep Wright And Dickey Long-Term

CBS New York

NEW YORK – (CBSNewYork/AP) – Sandy Alderson is intent on keeping All-Stars David Wright and R.A. Dickey at Citi Field for the long haul.

The Mets’ general manager told a group of season-ticket holders a few hours before the Mets played the Houston Astros on Sunday he wants to negotatiate contracts for Dickey and Wright this off-season even though the team holds options on each player for 2013.

“I fully expect that David Wright and R.A. Dickey will be here not only next year, but longer term,” he said to cheers from the fans. “We’re going to deal with it up front while we have a little room to maneuver.”

Wright and Dickey are two bright spots in a season that has gone sour after the All-Star break. At 59-69, the Mets are headed for their sixth straight season without a playoff appearance and fourth in a row finishing under…

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