Originally written on NESN.com  |  Last updated 11/14/14
The Mets are listening to trade inquiries regarding National League Cy Young award winner R.A. Dickey, and it sure sounds like they’re looking for a lot. If the Mets elect to trade their ace, the New York Daily News reports the organization would be seeking a substantial return, including high-end prospects or viable major leaguers. “[They] would want a monster package for [R.A.] Dickey, and if they don’t get it, probably would not trade him,” a source told the Daily News. “They aren’t approaching teams on this, but they’re letting teams come to them.” Dickey was the feel-good story of the 2012 season, winning the prestigious pitching award after compiling a 20-6 record with a 2.73 ERA and a league-leading 230 strikeouts. Both sides are still working on a possible extension, with Dickey set to make $5 million this upcoming season. The Daily News reported that the 38-year-old could be eyeing White Sox pitcher Jake Peavy’s two-year, $29 million deal as a barometer. It could take until the winter meetings — which take place Dec. 3 to Dec. 6 in Nashville — for the Mets to ultimately decide how to proceed with Dickey’s future in the organization. Given that Dickey is 38, it could be difficult for the Mets to acquire the monster package they desire. Knuckleballers, however, tend to have a longer shelf life in the majors. Former Red Sox pitcher Tim Wakefield, for instance, managed to pitch until he was 45 years old.
GET THE YARDBARKER APP:
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

Report: Yankees don't want to pay A-Rod home run bonuses

Kobe Bryant needs surgery, likely out for season

Browner wants Patriots to injure Sherman, Thomas

Report: NFL has potential video evidence with Deflategate

Report: Rams, other teams interested in Nick Foles

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Tom Brady: 'My feelings got hurt' in Deflategate controversy

Odell Beckham Jr. says he played with two hamstring tears

Report: A-Rod apologized to new MLB commissioner

Pete Carroll empathizes with Belichick, Pats in Deflategate

Max Scherzer thanks Tigers with full page newspaper ad

Ray Lewis: Patriots should have asterisk for cheating

Allenby rang up $3,400 strip club bill on night of 'kidnapping'

Brady's dad: QB's relationship with Pats 'will end badly'

The five best Super Bowl defenses of all time

Mark Brunell explains why he got emotional over Deflategate

NFL was profiting off Marshawn Lynch's crotch grab

NFL finally getting its own YouTube channel

20 most amazing stats in Super Bowl history

Six X-factors who could make an impact in Super Bowl XLIX

Five potentially fatal flaws for Patriots in the Super Bowl

49 Stops to Super Bowl XLIX

WATCH: Opposing Packers celebrate Pro Bowl TD

WATCH: Sherman, Peterson hug it out at Pro Bowl

MLB News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
the YARDBARKER app
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

More questions about Allenby's story

Yanks don't want to pay A-Rod bonuses

Kobe Bryant likely out for the season

Looking back at Super Bowls 1-48

Super Bowl MVPs through the years

The five best Super Bowl defenses

NFL has Deflategate video evidence?

Burnell explains why he got emotional

NFL was profiting off Lynch's gesture

NFL finally getting YouTube channel

20 amazing stats in Super Bowl history

Tom Brady: 'My feelings got hurt'

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.