Found November 17, 2012 on Pro Sports Daily:
The New York Mets have reportedly offered NL Cy Young winner R.A. Dickey a two-year contract extension. Fox Sports reported Saturday morning that the Mets planned to make an offer but the New York Daily News later reported that the club already made the offer. It is not clear how much money is involved, but the Daily News reported that Dickey, 38, would sign a contract comparable to the two-year, $29 million deal recently given to Chicago White Sox right-hander Jake Peavy. The Mets have already picked up a $5 million option on Dickey for 2013. The knuckleballer went 20-6 with a 2.73 ERA and 230 strikeouts this year. ---The Toronto Blue Jays have narrowed their managerial search down to Jim Tracy and Jim Riggleman, ESPN.com reported Saturday. The job opened up when John Farrell left to be the Boston Red Sox's new manager a month ago. Tracy resigned as Colorado Rockies' manager in October after the club finished 64-98. Riggleman has been managing the Cincinnati ...
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