Found November 24, 2012 on Metstradamus:
So we've said all along that the haul for R.A. Dickey would have to be monstrous for the Mets to think about trading him ... or so we would hope. Enter the Kansas City Royals, who are repotedly dangling what could be that monstrous package that could entice the Mets to do it: In their search for a top-of-the-rotation starter, the Royals have dangled outfielder Wil Myers, the consensus 2012 minor league player of the year, two sources told Yahoo! Sports. (...) The Royals' payroll commitments are around $69 million, leaving them two options to stay within their expected payroll around $73 million: They can pursue a young starter with a cheap contract but not as much experience as the Royals want; or deal for a veteran with a higher salary whose cost would cause them to deal a veteran, such as Bruce Chen or Luke Hochevar, the underachieving starter who also would be a non-tender candidate. In private conversations I've overheard (albeit between the voices in my head), R.A...
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