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R.A. Dickey eyeing 2 years, at least $20M deal

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09:33 AM ET 11.18 | Sandy Alderson said he needed "clarity" with a pair of his most important players Friday and he could be closer to getting that with at least one of them. The Mets general manager and R.A. Dickey are in talks for a two-year extension, according to a source -- but as both sides have acknowledged, the trade market for the NL Cy Young Award winner is still being explored. Dickey is said to be looking for a two-year deal worth more than $10 million per season and while Alderson isn't ready to draw a line in the sand for a deadline to make a deal, he did say the Mets needed to make a decision on both the knuckleballer and David Wright in the near future so the team can determine its path into 2013.

New York Post

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November 18, 2012  10:04 AM ET

That's a very reasonable deal. If that's all he wants, what are the Mets waiting for? Sign the man.

November 18, 2012  10:13 AM ET

Sounds fair to me. Very fair.

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November 18, 2012  11:26 AM ET

Let me guess and say he'll sign with Toronto.....all kidding aside I think he's going to get what he wants.

November 18, 2012  11:32 AM ET
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That's a very reasonable deal. If that's all he wants, what are the Mets waiting for? Sign the man.

Agree it's very reasonable.....but on the other hand that also makes him very tradable....if the Mets can land a good young everyday centerfielder/outfielder that would be the direction I would go....Harvey,Niese and Gee are the future along with Zack Wheeler....I would resign Pelfry who is only 28...he would come real cheap off his injury (which he should be ready to go by spring training)..and you still have Johan for one more year for veteran leadership....Dickey should be traded....IMHO....

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November 18, 2012  11:42 AM ET

I wonder if the sticking point is a no-trade clause? I mean, Dickey probably has heard this thinking too.

November 18, 2012  11:47 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

That's a very reasonable deal. If that's all he wants, what are the Mets waiting for? Sign the man.

two years deal its a fair deal,10 millions contract fair enough the mets still have plenty cash flow to sign any other player except david wright!!!

November 18, 2012  11:49 AM ET

david wright would be looking a 5 year deal 100 million contract, its doubtfull the mets have that kind of money to keep wright as a mets player!!

November 18, 2012  11:53 AM ET
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I wonder if the sticking point is a no-trade clause? I mean, Dickey probably has heard this thinking too.

If I were Dickey, I wouldn't care one bit about a no-trade. At his age, he's got to be thanking his good fortune to be afforded one last huge payday. Sign it, get your money, and then pitch wherever they send you. Three years from now when you're retired, that 20 mil will salve all your hurt feelings about being dealt to Toronto.

November 18, 2012  11:54 AM ET
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david wright would be looking a 5 year deal 100 million contract, its doubtfull the mets have that kind of money to keep wright as a mets player!!

Why would they want to? They're going to lose 90 games for the next 3-4 years. They can certainly do that without an albatross contract for a third baseman who will be 35 before they are competitive again.

November 18, 2012  12:15 PM ET
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david wright would be looking a 5 year deal 100 million contract, its doubtfull the mets have that kind of money to keep wright as a mets player!!

The only way Wright stays with the Mets ....is the Mets have to turn the corner this year in one way or another...there needs to be a real positive direction..and there has to be an influx of new talent...if this coming year is more of the same as last year David Wright is history....

November 18, 2012  12:19 PM ET
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Yes, but sign the guy, then deal him. As you say, the Mets have needs, and Dickey can fill some of those if dealt.

Agree.....

November 18, 2012  12:37 PM ET

While I hope the team I root for doesn't sign him, he does deserve that kind of deal after last year.

November 18, 2012  01:21 PM ET

I think we are all reading this as 2yr/$20 mil. Which is indeed a fair deal. But the article reads "worth more than $10 mil per season." So the question is "how much more?"

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November 18, 2012  04:45 PM ET

Seems terribly reasonable to me. $10M per for a CY Young winner? That's like shopping at MLB Big Lots!

 
November 18, 2012  07:22 PM ET

david wright has too many injuries in his last 3 seasons, with 35 years on his back surely can't provide any long terms guarantee as a player any more,,

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