Found October 30, 2012 on Mets Merized Online:
It’s a foregone conclusion that the Mets will exercise the $5 million dollar team option on R.A. Dickey sometime in the next 2-3 days. Then there’s the matter of extension talks which Sandy Alderson said would be a top priority. The question is how many years is too many years? A two year extension would make Dickey a Met through the 2015 season when he will be 40 years old. Anything beyond two years seems like a huge risk, especially if we’re talking about $15 million dollars in average salary. That’s Jason Bay territory. So I posed the question to our staff… If R.A. Dickey demands more than a guaranteed 2-year extension (3 years in total with 2013 option), do you give it to him or do we look at trading him while his value is at its highest? Jessica - I think Dickey has proved himself to be an ace pitcher. In the absence of Johan Santana, Dickey has been the go-to guy to stop the bleeding. He could also be a good mentor to players like Harvey and Wheeler. And we all know he’s like ...
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