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." And while his salary in 20...