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The Mets up their offer to R.A. Dickey to three years, $25 million

Dec 11, 2012, 8:24 AM EDT

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R.A. Dickey reportedly wants a two-year, $26 million extension that, along with the $5 million he’s owed for 2013, will give him a three-year $31 million deal. The Mets have been pussyfooting around an offer for Dickey, but Andy Martino of the Daily News reports that they are now offering a two-year extension at $10 million a year, bringing their three-year total offer up to $25 million.

Better, but c’mon Mets. In this market, when tomato cans like Ervin Santana are making $13 million a year, you can give the reigning Cy Young Award winner a deal with an AAV of a skinch over $10 million.

This will probably get done. I mean, it has to, right? Dickey’s and elf today, and what man does that without a deal?

 

  1. proudlycanadian - Dec 11, 2012 at 8:48 AM

    I guess that the Mets really are in financial trouble. Lets dust off that Blue Jay trade rumor.

    • cur68 - Dec 11, 2012 at 11:51 AM

      Why not? When RA was on The Daily Show he only mentioned 2 places he might wind up in a trade. One of those places WAS the Land Of Glorious Beaver.

      • proudlycanadian - Dec 11, 2012 at 12:03 PM

        Arencibia, Rasmus and Gose will all be on the Blue Jay winter tour of Canada. Arencibia will also have a bobble head day. That leaves d’Arnaud as the most likely trade bait.

      • cur68 - Dec 11, 2012 at 12:04 PM

        Mets need catching and OF. The Beav have a surplus of both. I’m feeling this one.

  2. mungman69 - Dec 11, 2012 at 9:01 AM

    Don’t the Mets have any money? Come on, sign this guy.

  3. cruuuzcontrol - Dec 11, 2012 at 9:11 AM

    At the very least, the Mets did a fine job last week of establishing Dickey’s market value. I would say this is a solid reflection of that. They know he pretty much can’t and won’t turn it down… They’ve raised the offer and met (heh) him halfway. Dickey will take this deal.

    • paperlions - Dec 11, 2012 at 9:24 AM

      Half way? Were they really offering Dickey a 2 year $14M extension?

  4. paperlions - Dec 11, 2012 at 9:14 AM

    Dickey is raising his trade value all by himself by making it known that he doesn’t want high AAV or a lot of years on an extension.

  5. sdelmonte - Dec 11, 2012 at 9:16 AM

    Just because everyone else is spending too much doesn’t mean you SHOULD spend too much.

    • paperlions - Dec 11, 2012 at 9:23 AM

      True….but 2 yrs and $26M for a pitcher of Dickey’s caliber (he’s been great for 3 straight years) is a steal…in no way, shape, or form could that be considered “spending too much”.

  6. mojosmagic - Dec 11, 2012 at 9:24 AM

    Joe Blanton just signed for that. Joe Freaking Blanton.

  7. number42is1 - Dec 11, 2012 at 9:31 AM

    skinch?

  8. lewp - Dec 11, 2012 at 10:12 AM

    With all that the Rangers have lost this off season, this would be a great time for them to swoop in and get this guy…

  9. pauleee - Dec 11, 2012 at 10:31 AM

    He was on the Daily Show last night and seemed genuine in his desire to stay in NY. It’s a shame he’s apparently not worth (Ervin) Santana money to them. But then again, either is Ervin.

  10. trybe29dr - Dec 11, 2012 at 10:45 AM

    His isnt being unreasonable. He knows hes old hes asking for a 2 year extention. The Mets as usual are botching another manageable situation

    • dodgersdog - Dec 11, 2012 at 12:57 PM

      He is a knuckleballer his age is not a problem

  11. sedettiger - Dec 11, 2012 at 11:04 AM

    The Mets need to stop low-balling Dickey.

  12. fanofevilempire - Dec 11, 2012 at 11:24 AM

    the Mets are just being very cautious and trying to what is best long term future, they have
    him for at least one year but if someone throws a good trade their way they want to be able
    to make a good decision. I believe they will give him a two year extension, maybe 25-30 mil.

  13. gbar22 - Dec 11, 2012 at 11:49 AM

    I’m a mets fan but my god I cannot stand sandy Alderson he is extremely against paying players. The man states it every time he goes on the local radio. Mets have no chance if he continues to be the gm

  14. buffalo65 - Dec 11, 2012 at 7:47 PM

    F it, send them Dnaurd and Sierra and lets win a pennant in Toronto.

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