Originally posted on Mets Merized Online  |  Last updated 12/1/12
ESPN’s Buster Olney writes that the Mets have increased their offer to R.A. Dickey, but it’s unclear whether it’s close enough to what Dickey seeks in a two-year deal. The Mets were stunned by Andy Pettitte’s one-year, $12 million deal, coming off a year in which he made 12 starts — and, in a strange way, Pettitte is a comparable for Dickey because of his age. If Pettitte is getting $12 million now, what is Dickey’s market value after a season in which he won the Cy Young Award? Quite the quandary the Mets find themselves in, no thanks to that Andy Pettitte deal. Thoughts from Joe D. I’m going to say that Dickey is probably looking for a three year, $30 million dollar deal. The deal would replace the $5 million option the Mets exercised in early November. It’s been reported that he would take a two-year deal, but that was on top of the option and would not kick in until 2014. Pretty sure that the Mets will sign him, and that 3/30 will be close to what it winds up being. Hey, I predi...
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