The New York Mets could be on the verge of a breakthrough in their negotiations with National League Cy Young Award winner R.A. Dickey.
Or, maybe not.
The Mets plan to offer Dickey a two-year contract extension, according to major league sources. Whether Dickey would accept such a deal remains to be seen.
Dickey, 38, is under contract next season for $5 million. He likely would want at least $20 million for two years, but his exact wishes are not known.
The Mets have been talking with Dickey while also gauging his trade value with other clubs.
New York's general manager, Sandy Alderson, told reporters Friday that the team soon will need a resolution in its talks with both Dickey and third baseman David Wright.
Wright is under contract for $16 million next season, but the Mets are trying to sign him to an extension as well. The team recently made him an offer, and Wright's agents made a counter-proposal, sources said.
"It's still very early," Alderson said. "But between Thanks...