Andy McCullough of The Star-Ledger added some more depth to what R.A. Dickey had to say about his contract talks, the Mets, and the direction of the team.
“He’s convinced me,” Dickey said before being honored by the ALS Association Greater New York Chapter at the New York Marriott Marquis. “I think the Mets are moving in the right direction, that’s for sure. I certainly want to be part of that solution.”
One person with knowledge of the discussions indicated there could be a resolution before the month ends. The person requested anonymity due to the sensitivity of negotiations. The necessary terms for a deal were described as a “moving target.” A one-year extension, for example, would cost more per season than a three-year extension.
One comparable contract that’s been discussed belongs to White Sox starter Jake Peavy. Chicago granted Peavy an extension worth $29 million for 2013 and 2014. It is unclear if the Mets would spend as much on Dickey, who turns 38 next month.
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