Updated by Joe D. at 1:00 PM
Adam Rubin of ESPN New York reports that the Royals actually talked to the Mets more about Niese and Wheeler in trade variations involving Myers – not Dickey, and adds that either way it’s not happening.
Since rumors first floated about R.A.Dickey for Wil Myers I shot down that notion as nothing more than wishful thinking by overly enthusiastic Met fans who see Dickey’s value as being more than what actual baseball GM’s see him as.
How can 29 rival GM’s take a risk on Dickey when the Mets themselves are afraid to offer him the $15 million annually which is what Dickey is reportedly seeking?
If the Mets don’t want to pay him like an ace, how can they expect other GMs to view him as an ace?
Like I’ve said before (and Jeff Wilpon has stated 2-3 times in the last week or so), there’s a really good chance the Mets don’t trade Dickey, don’t extend Dickey, and he ends up playing out his option and becoming a free agent at the end of next season.
If the Mets are...