Matthew Cerrone , MetsBlog.com:
I’m seeing some Mets fans accusing a few reporters and columnists of bashing R.A. Dickey on the way out the door, smearing his reputation, given reports and comments anonymous sources have made about his personality, motives, etc., off field and in the clubhouse.
I’m an R.A. Dickey fan. So, I’m not going to dig in to the details. If you’re curious, try Google.
All I will say is this: I’m sure he rubbed some people the wrong way, but for no other reason than all people work with people who bug them at times. It’s not new or exclusive to baseball. And there is never a shortage of people willing to bitch about their co-workers. Again, this is hardly exclusive to baseball. At the same time, I’m sure there are also people with the Mets who love R.A. like a brother, who learned from him and are thankful for their time together. The thing is, I really don’t care either way. I don’t see how this has any barring on anything, and I’m certainly not going to let it impact the way I’ll remember Dickey’s time with the Mets or how I feel about him as a baseball player.