R.A. Dickey was at the Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center on Sunday as the baseball industry gathered for its annual winter meetings.
No, he wasn't here to sign a contract extension with the New York Mets. The visit had a less exciting genesis: Dickey lives in the area and wanted to check in with Mets head athletic trainer Ray Ramirez about his recovery from offseason abdominal surgery.
But Dickey also knows his contractual status will be a focal point of this week's proceedings in his hometown. Dickey is under contract for only one more season at $5 million. If the Mets don't sign Dickey to a contract extension soon, it's possible they will trade the reigning National League Cy Young Award winner.
"There's been progress, without going into the details," Dickey said. "There has been progress, yes."
Dickey indicated there has been positive trend in talks since fellow Mets star David Wright agreed to a contract extension with th...