The New York Mets upped the ante last night in their bid to keep Cy Young winner R.A. Dickey in the fold.
A new extension would add two years and $20 miilion to the $5 million Dickey is scheduled to earn next season, according to sources. The previous offer was said to be a two-year extension worth $16 million.
The new terms were first reported by Andy Martino of the New York Daily News.
The report also says the Mets could still consider trading Dickey, perhaps to the Rangers -- who the Mets had talked with earlier.
Dickey is said to be seeking $31 million total over three years in an extension, according to reports.