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Mets Morning News: R.A. Dickey Pens His Goodbye, Can We Get Him Back From The Blue Jays Now?

Your Sunday morning dose of New York Mets and Major League Baseball news, notes, and links.

Anthony Gruppuso-US PRESSWIRE

Meet the Mets

R.A. Dickey wrote his goodbye to Mets fans and it'll probably make you tear up because it made me tear up. Can we steal him back from the Blue Jays?

Assuming the Mets can't figure out a way to steal Dickey for Justin Turner or something, Sandy Alderson has seemingly brought the team's gaze onto 2014. You want a little more positivity? Marc Carig in Newsday has profiles on both Travis d'Arnaud and Noah Syndergaard.

With Cody Ross agreeing to a three-year deal (yes, a three-year deal) with the Diamondbacks, Scott Hairston's market seems to be shaping up but he's unsure whether the resolution will be quick.

Around the Majors

In tragic news, former big league utility player Ryan Freel committed suicide yesterday at the age of 36. Freel, who was known for his all-out style of play, stated during a June 2007 interview that he'd probably had about 9 or 10 concussions to that point.

It looks like the Red Sox haven't learned from their recent mistakes, as they are once again trading for a veteran closer. This time, it sounds like they'll send four players to the Pirates for Joel Hanrahan (one of those players is Mark Melancon, one of the closers they acquired last offseason). I'm not exactly sure what the Red Sox are doing at this point.

Here's something with some Mets implications: Cody Ross and the Diamondbacks have agreed to a three-year, $26 million contract. Seems pretty surprising that Ross managed to get three years, especially from a team that's overloaded in the outifled. I'm not exactly sure what the Diamondbacks are doing at this point.

The Mariners signed Raul Ibanez to a one-year deal, bringing the 40-year old slugger back for a third tour of duty. I'm not exactly sure what the Mariners are doing at this point #6org.

Yesterday At AA

The Mets signed Endy Chavez on December 22nd, 2005. ENDY! ENDY! ENDY!