* Congratulations to R.A. Dickey on winning the National League’s Cy Young Award. R.A. has been the big bright shining light for us as Mets fans since joining the team, and it is wonderful to see him recognized for his magnificent season. I have previously mentioned that I understand why the team would trade Dickey, but what I don’t know is how well I can handle it. For now, we have one 2012 Champion!
* I have seen a lot of articles about all the catchers we are NOT considering. In the meantime, we re-signed Mike Nickeas. I don’t want to overreact on this, as long as he stays safely away from the Eastern Time Zone in Las Vegas, no problem. But we better not see this guy in New York again, period. I don’t think wanting major league players on the major league roster is asking for too much.
* Which reminds me of our tweet, shortly after we heard about the Reyes trade, that Toronto now has three catchers better than Josh Thole. Jimmy also mentioned the glut of catchers the Jays now have, earlier today. I sure hope we are in active contact with Toronto right now.
* I don’t know why people pine over Justin Upton. If we are going to trade a Dickey or a Niese, I want someone younger and cheaper. I don’t see a match with our situation and Upton.
* In a lot of ways I’m a traditionalist but not when it comes to walk-up songs. I love music and like the walk-up song as a little glimpse into a player. On the current team, my favorite walk-up song is Ruben Tejada’s, with the sublime “Na De Na.” I don’t know how anyone can hear this song and NOT want to just jump up and dance around Citifield. If you have never heard it, you can listen below. On the opposite side of the spectrum is Justin Turner, who chooses to come to bat with “Call Me Maybe” playing. This would cause me to lose all respect for Turner, if I had any.