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Mets finally decide: No pain, no gain

They reeled in some sorely needed prospects, but 2013 is looking bleak

Updated: December 17, 2012, 4:28 PM ET
By Adam Rubin | ESPNNewYork.com

The consensus reaction to trading R.A. Dickey, at least on Twitter? Love it and hate it.

Sort of like the emotions of being a New York Mets fan in general.

There is no disputing Dickey is revered by the Mets' fan base -- as much for his narrative as his success, and rightly so.

A journeyman pitcher who honed the knuckleball out of desperation and who was the first castoff to Mets minor league camp during spring training in 2010, Dickey at age 37 became a first-time All-Star, ...

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