Sandy expects to keep David and R.A.

Sandy Alderson doesn't intend to let his stars walk again.

The GM said Sunday he expects to third baseman David Wright and knuckleballer R.A. Dickey in Flushing for years to come.

The team's premier bat and best pitcher both have club options for the 2013 seasons, which are both expected to be picked up as extensions are pursued.

"I fully expect that David Wright and R.A. Dickey will be here not only next year, but long term," Alderson said during a question-and-answers session with season ticket holders. "As you all know, we have options on both those players and it's not our intention to simply rely on those options and go into next season and deal with their free agency after 2013. We're going to deal with it up front while we still have a little bit of room to maneuver. But we're committed to trying to bring those two back. I hope they'll both be back and I'm excited about the possibilities they will be."

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