As it stands now, they’re reluctant to meet Dickey’s demands, which are reportedly two years, $26 million on top of his 2013 salary of $5 million. A three-year, $31 million commitment to Dickey is certainly within the range of reasonable by current market standards, if not a discount. But for reasons of either caution of financial limitations, the Mets aren’t ready to do it.
Meanwhile, their attempts to engage other teams in trade talks for Dickey have yet to produce a deal good enough for Sandy Alderson to pull the trigger on.
As of now, for instance, the Kansas City Royals have ruled out dealing uber-prospect Wil Myers for Dickey. And the Toronto Blue Jays are willing to give up a package headed by J.P. Arencibia, which is decidedly not enough to entice the Mets.
That the Blue Jays want Dickey is interesting, however. And there is a deal that might work for both sides. It fits the framework of each roster, and would in a single stroke, produce a winter of public relations glory for the Mets otherwise unimaginable, given their straitened financial state.
The Mets would trade R.A. Dickey and Ruben Tejada to the Blue Jays. The Blue Jays would trade Jose Reyes and J.P. Arencibia to the Mets.
Posted: December 05, 2012 at 01:41 PM | 74 comment(s)
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