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08:15 AM ET 12.11 | Contract negotiations between the Mets and NL Cy Young winner R.A. Dickey, which had been stuck last week, have apparently inched closer to meaningful progress this week. Mets sources told the Daily News late Monday that the team, while still refusing to rule out a trade, was in the process of increasing its offer to the Cy Young Award winner to approximately three years, $25 million. The breakdown: A two-year contract extension at about $10 million per season, in addition to the $5 million already owned to Dickey in 2013. Despite reports to the contrary, Mets sources insisted that the team had not offered that much during last week's winter meetings. ... Dickey has been asking for a two-year extension for approximately $26 million.

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December 11, 2012  08:38 AM ET

Da Guy has never made any big money, he deserves a meaningful contract, he would be a valuable addition to any Team!!!

December 11, 2012  08:53 AM ET
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Anyone else get the feeling he completely flops this year?

Flop and flutter, just like his signature pitch.

Stay away AA, stay away !

December 11, 2012  08:54 AM ET

He throws to different locations at different speeds, in short he pitches. Not the normal knuckleballer.

December 11, 2012  09:03 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Anyone else get the feeling he completely flops this year?

He's been pretty good for the last 3 years, so I wouldn't count on it. For the money he makes, he may be the best deal in baseball.

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December 11, 2012  09:41 AM ET
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A lot of players who are far from being big stars have been commanding big money this offseason, $10million/year for RA sounds like a bargain.

I agree.

December 11, 2012  09:43 AM ET

The Mets are now officially the village idiots of MLB. Obviously they want to trade him to plug some of their many holes. Is he not worth MORE in trade value signed for the next three years at $10 million a year? That is not the tender price of $13.3 million for a year that every other washed out vet gets offered. Jeesh!

December 11, 2012  09:43 AM ET
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He's been pretty good for the last 3 years, so I wouldn't count on it. For the money he makes, he may be the best deal in baseball.

Absolutely true....

December 11, 2012  09:52 AM ET

The Mets have him over a barrel....if he doesn't accept the $20mil 2 year extension..the Mets will be real happy to have him pitch this year for $5mil.....If be proceeds to have a lousy year of even a mediocre year...all these deals will be off the table....I just personally think for a guy who thought he was washed up in baseball to able to turn around and say "hey at least I made $30mil in the last 4 years"....wouldn't be the end of the world...I say he should take the $20mil extension and be happy...another scenario is if he isn't a fluke and has another great year ..he would still have a very tradable contract....

December 11, 2012  09:54 AM ET
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The Mets are now officially the village idiots of MLB. Obviously they want to trade him to plug some of their many holes. Is he not worth MORE in trade value signed for the next three years at $10 million a year? That is not the tender price of $13.3 million for a year that every other washed out vet gets offered. Jeesh!

But if the Mets are not going to contend and can't extend him, his value would be in a trade.

December 11, 2012  10:14 AM ET

I could be wrong, have been before, but as I understand it he can become a free agent after this season and the Mets get nothing then. Yes they can move him in mid season, but without a contract he is worth less in trade then because he can still go free agent after the season.

Dickey, being a knuckle baller as he is should just have faith in himself, and walk away from the table. All in all, lousy PR for a Mets team to dickey around with the guy over those numbers.

December 11, 2012  10:16 AM ET
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I could be wrong, have been before, but as I understand it he can become a free agent after this season and the Mets get nothing then. Yes they can move him in mid season, but without a contract he is worth less in trade then because he can still go free agent after the season.Dickey, being a knuckle baller as he is should just have faith in himself, and walk away from the table. All in all, lousy PR for a Mets team to dickey around with the guy over those numbers.

Mets, the Madoff years...

December 11, 2012  11:49 AM ET

R.A. >>>>>Just take the money or you will end up somewhere you don"t want to be.

December 11, 2012  11:50 AM ET

R.A. >>>>> Just take the money. Nobody else is gonna give you what the Mets offered and if you are eventually traded, you might end up somewhere you don't want to be...like say...The Yankees

December 11, 2012  12:21 PM ET

I suspect the issue is a no-trade clause. If he doesn't get that and signs a contract, it is highly likely the Mets will trade him. If he is going to wind up leaving NY, then it would be better to leave as a FA, and have some say in where he plays.

$10 million per year for a short term contract? I think many teams would see that as a really good gamble.

December 11, 2012  12:41 PM ET

At 38 years of age and coming off a career year, Dickey's value will never be higher than it is right now so of course it's time for the Mets to trade this guy. The Mets better wise up and extend his contract to make a deal more likely.

December 11, 2012  12:43 PM ET
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R.A. >>>>> Just take the money. Nobody else is gonna give you what the Mets offered and if you are eventually traded, you might end up somewhere you don't want to be...like say...The Yankees

What if that place he does not want to be is in a Mets uniform?

December 11, 2012  02:52 PM ET

Jays would like to trade for him but not for D'arnauld... I can see the Jays moving JPA for him but not Gose as well!!! Gose is a Player that AA is really high on and with 6 yrs of team control i can't see Gose going anywhere!! Rasmus and JPA would be a deal that should work for both sides or a JPA and Osuna and a C level prospect deal.... Dickey would have a tougher time in the AL East and with only 1 year left,, teams are going to be super cautious..

 
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