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Rangers in talks with Mets about R.A. Dickey trade, but an extension now seems more likely

Dec 9, 2012, 3:55 PM EDT

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Couple of developments on the R.A. Dickey front.

According to Andy Martino of the New York Daily News, the Rangers “expressed willingness” to include prospect Mike Olt in a trade for the 38-year-old knuckleballer but were told by the Mets front office that it’s going to take more. In related news, Martino writes that the Mets have made “modest progress” on a contract extension for Dickey since the Winter Meetings concluded on Thursday night.

Olt, a 24-year-old third baseman, first baseman and corner outfielder, owns a .282/.391/.521 career slash line in the minor leagues and slugged 28 home runs in 92 games this past season at Double-A Frisco.

The Rangers are doubtful to sweeten their offer beyond Olt, and the Mets are doubtful to get a better return elsewhere.  So it seems that an extension that will keep Dickey in New York is the likeliest scenario.

  1. sailcat54 - Dec 9, 2012 at 4:03 PM

    It’s hard to believe the Dodgers couldn’t come up with a contract sufficiently sweet to attract Dickey. They’ve been outrageously generous with virtually every player who was remotely interested in wearing Dodger blue.

    • beagle11 - Dec 9, 2012 at 4:04 PM

      Yeah it’s not that hard to believe considering Dickey is not currently a free agent

    • richyballgame - Dec 9, 2012 at 7:32 PM

      It’s not a matter of coming to terms on a contract,it’s more so the Dodgers are on the weaker side when it comes to MLB ready,future stars.

  2. thedudabides - Dec 9, 2012 at 4:15 PM

    What would the Mets do with Olt? Can he play OF too, they’re set at 3B and 1B…. Or maybe they would use Olt in another trade? I don’t see this happening, unless its for a major league ready or prospect OF or C

    • chill1184 - Dec 9, 2012 at 4:19 PM

      Olt would be used in another trade

  3. thebadguyswon - Dec 9, 2012 at 4:30 PM

    Olt isn’t a fit.

  4. exibitsman - Dec 9, 2012 at 5:15 PM

    The Mets will install alt in leftfieled
    and get 30 he and 95 rbi hitting around 270 to 280. they will make
    this trade.

    • thebadguyswon - Dec 9, 2012 at 5:25 PM

      With a strikeout rate of 24%, I’m not so sure.

      • Old Gator - Dec 9, 2012 at 6:44 PM

        Look at the bright side: every strikeout is a double play unborn.

  5. AlabamaFanRollTide - Dec 9, 2012 at 11:37 PM

    The Mets will suck for another decade , regardless .

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