Originally written December 11, 2012 on Pro Sports Daily:
NL Cy Young winner R.A. Dickey feels he's been more than fair in his request for a market-value contract extension, but also understands the business side. To that end, he told reporters that he likely won't be a Met beyond next season without one. The have three options regarding their ace. They can deal him, extend him, or let pitch in 2013 at $5 million. Both sides don't like that third option. "If that's the decision they feel like is best for the club, and that's the decision that they make, I feel like it would be unfortunate, because it probably is going to mean I'm not going to be back (in 2014)," Dickey said during a holiday party for schoolchildren affected by Hurricane Sandy at Citi Field. The 38-year-old knuckleballer also reminded the media that he won't negotiate during the 2013 season. "I'm so close to free agency, and I don't want any distractions," he said. General manager Sandy Alderson told repo...
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