Found December 08, 2012 on
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Exactly what would the Mets get for R.A. Dickey?
The question remains pertinent; the Mets are considering trading the National League Cy Young Award winner if they do not sign him to a contract extension.
Mets chief operating officer Jeff Wilpon also has said the team might choose neither course, and simply carry Dickey into the final year of his contract.
Such an outcome would buy time -- and it actually seems quite possible, considering the slow progress in both the contract and trade negotiations.
The Mets are far apart on a two-year extension with Dickey, major league sources say. And teams interested in trading for Dickey say the Mets' asking price is high.
Obviously, the Mets would have moved Dickey by now if they had received a suitable offer. But Dickey's trade value is indeed subject to debate.
"Hard guy to evaluate," one rival GM said Saturday.
Dickey is 38. He throws a knuckleball, which many baseball officials dismiss as a "trick pitch."...
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Andy Martino of the Daily News is reporting that the Mets and R.A. Dickey have resumed negotiations and that they have made some modest progress on a contract extension since things cooled off at the Winter Meetings.
I believe that the Mets and Dickey got locked into a game of chicken when they were in Nashville, with neither side willing to budge on the dollars of a two-year extension...
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Ken Davidoff sums it all up like this:
As we leave R.A. Dickey’s hometown, let’s rank his list of admirers, from big fans down to skeptics.
1. R.A. Dickey
2. The New York Mets
3. The 29 other Major League Baseball teams.
That’s where things appeared to stand as the Mets and the rest of baseball packed up their laptops, slide projectors and blazers and...
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...
I guess other teams must be wondering why any team would trade a reigning Cy Young Award winner, God knows I frequently ask myself that question. But here is what the the Dallas Morning News believes is the reason:
In trying to find starting pitchers to plug into their rotation, the Rangers have been connected to reigning NL Cy Young winner (and former Ranger) R.A. Dickey in the...
There appears to be a gap between how the Mets value R.A. Dickey and how other teams value him. Hey, that’s how the game is played. Now, with Shields and Greinke gone, the Mets would appear to be in a stronger position.
Mets general manager Sandy Alderson has asked for such a large package of prospects that some executives have wondered how serious he is about trading him.
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.
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...
It's easy to forget that R.A. Dickey is still under contract for the 2013 season. That's because there have been so many rumors tied to him and so much discussion about the Mets working out a new deal for the knuckleballer. However, New York does not necessarily need to worry about a new contract right now if they want him to pitch for them in 2013. They already have...
According to John Harper of the Daily News, the Texas Rangers would trade top hitting prospect Mike Olt for R.A. Dickey, but only if they first lose out on free-agent Zack Greinke AND are unable to trade for James Shields who is their top preference if they have to make a swap.
Meanwhile the Royals and Blue Jays are not that interested in Dickey and and prefer the Mets young...
Ken Davidoff of the New York Post points out that Zack Greinke’s bar-raising contract with the Dodgers hasn’t noticeably raised other clubs’ interest in R.A. Dickey. But that says more about how much the Mets want for their chatty knuckleballer than anything else. And it’s why the safe bet still calls for Dickey to at least start the 2013 season in a Mets uniform, he writes...
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While we wait to see if the Mets trade R.A. Dickey and if so, what they get in return, I thought it would be interesting to look back at a trade where the Mets acquired the previous season’s A.L. Cy Young Award winner.
Of course, we know R.A. Dickey is unique because of his age, his specialty pitch, and his back story, but all along I assumed if the Mets did trade him, they could...
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.
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The Dodgers’ reported deal with free agent righty Zack Greinke could have a ripple effect that impacts the trade market for the Mets’ R.A. Dickey, writes Anthony McCarron of the Daily News.
With Greinke headed to Los Angeles — he reportedly agreed to a six-year deal worth $147 million Saturday night — the Texas Rangers, a spurned Greinke suitor, may become more aggressive...