Found December 11, 2012 on
Mets Merized Online:
According to Andy Martino of the Daily News, the Mets have increased their contract extension offer to R.A. Dickey to two-years for $20 million dollars.
Dickey has been asking for a two-year extension for approximately $26 million, totaling $31 million over three years. The Mets now are closer to a three-year deal worth $25 million total.
This would put Dickey and the Mets only $5 million apart.
On the trade front, the Mets have not gotten and better offers for Dickey as many believed would happen after Zack Greinke signed and James Shields came off the table. Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports adds that a deal to send Dickey to the Rangers is unlikely.
“While we’re waiting for a better trade offer, we’re also still exploring bringing R.A. back,” Alderson said.
I’ve already mentioned many times the different reasons why teams are reluctant to trade for Dickey, so I wont keep repeating myself. But I will say that the front office has clearly misread the market for their 38-year old ace.
BEST OF MAXIM
This afternoon at the New York Mets holiday party in Citi Field, R.A. Dickey told reporters he would test free agency after the 2013 season, if he does not sign a contract extension with the club this off-season. Which R.A. said would most likely mean he will not be back in 2014.
“If that’s the decision they feel like is best for the club, and that’s the decision that they...
The Mets are trying to figure out how the reigning NL Cy Young winner fits into their future plans, but the team is reportedly a little miffed with the knuckleballer's actions of late.
The Texas Rangers drafted reigning National League Cy Young award winner R.A. Dickey back in the first round of the 1996 Amateur Draft. Dickey may have made his Major League Baseball debut with the Rangers back in 2001, but he gained notoriety and found success as a member of the New York Mets. Now, over six years since he last pitched for the Rangers, could Texas be making a play...
The New York Mets upped the ante last night in their bid to keep Cy Young winner R.A. Dickey in the fold.
A new extension would add two years and $20 miilion to the $5 million Dickey is scheduled to earn next season, according to sources. The previous offer was said to be a two-year extension worth $16 million.
The new terms were first reported by Andy Martino of the New York Daily...
The Mets hold an annual Christmas party for charity, where they invite both players and members of the media. This is usually a win-win-win situation. Obviously, the charities win. The Mets win by getting publicity in late December that they otherwise would not receive. And the fans win because reporters get access to players and pass along some first-hand information. But this year’s...
NL Cy Young winner R.A. Dickey feels he's been more than fair in his request for a market-value contract extension, but also understands the business side. To that end, he told reporters that he likely won't be a Met beyond next season without one. The have three options regarding their ace. They can deal him, extend him, or let pitch in 2013 at $5 million. Both sides...
Lending further to the accuracy of ESPN New York, reporting that R.A. Dickey is likely to remain a Met, the knuckleballer has agreed to play an elf alongside Ike Davis on Tuesday at Citi Field.
John Franco will play Santa Clause at the team’s annual holiday party tomorrow at Citi Field, as the Mets host schoolchildren from Far Rockaway who were affected by Hurricane Sandy.
Like many others, I’ve expressed some bewilderment on Twitter about how the Mets are handling their negotiations with R.A. Dickey. Dickey was one of the game’s best players in 2012, and the Mets were reportedly offering him the same kind of contract Joe Blanton just signed for, and have now improved their offer to make it equal to what Jeremy Guthrie just signed for. There’s...
The Texas Rangers have not quite had the offseason they've envisioned. They clearly want Justin Upton from the Arizona Diamondbacks, but that has yet to come to fruition. They were considered the front-runners to land Zack Greinke, but he is signing with the Los Angeles Dodgers. They've lost their all-time hits leader in Michael Young via trade to the Philadelphia...
R.A. Dickey and Mets general manager Sandy Alderson can agree on one thing - they would prefer to have closure before opening day.
The Cy Young Award winner can become a free agent after the 2013 season and says he won't negotiate once it starts, so the Mets probably have to sign him to an extension or trade him to get the best return.
Dickey says it ''would be disappointing...
Noted Mets fan Jon Stewart ... you know him as host of The Daily Show ... had R.A. Dickey on his show last week to discuss his book, his mountain climbing, and his baseball future. He pulled no punches right off the bat with his first question:
The Daily Show with Jon Stewart
Mon - Thurs 11p / 10c
Exclusive - R.A. Dickey Extended Interview...
The Daily Show with Jon StewartGet More: Daily Show Full Episodes,Political Humor & Satire Blog,The Daily Show on Facebook
I was joined by former Kansas City Royals outfielder and current host on 810 WHB, Les Norman.
Les and I discussed the wild spending this winter, the value of hitting coaches and the Mets potentially trading R.A. Dickey. Hear his thoughts on whether prospects like Wil Myers and Mike Olt are overrated, and the importance of mental makeup in a ballplayer.
CLICK HERE TO LISTEN
News on R.A. Dickey, Josh Hamilton, Scott Rolen, and Ryan Dempster.