Originally written on Mets Merized Online  |  Last updated 11/18/14
Ken Davidoff of the New York Post points out that Zack Greinke’s bar-raising contract with the Dodgers hasn’t noticeably raised other clubs’ interest in R.A. Dickey. But that says more about how much the Mets want for their chatty knuckleballer than anything else. And it’s why the safe bet still calls for Dickey to at least start the 2013 season in a Mets uniform, he writes. The Rangers, the apparent runners-up in the sweepstakes that concluded Saturday when Greinke agreed to a six-year, $147-million pact with the ultra-rich Dodgers, are interested in adding Dickey to their starting rotation. However, when the Rangers and Mets conversed about Dickey, the Mets asked for a rich package of young players featuring corner player Mike Olt and at least one other high-ceiling young player, an industry source said. With common ground nowhere close, the Rangers had not countered that proposal as of yesterday afternoon. I’ve been saying this for quite some time now. The problem is not that tea...
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