Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports, the Mets have shown little actual interest in negotiating with Dickey, who is under contract for next season at $5 million.
Instead, they’re discussing him in trades at the GM meetings. If they get the right deal, they will just move on.
Trading Dickey, 38, probably is the right thing for the Mets to do, considering all of their holes.
But the Mets intend to pin this on Dickey, but they first need to make him a substantial offer.
Dickey, the Mets will say, wanted too much in a contract extension, so the team traded him rather than get suckered into a bad deal.
Many have reported that the Mets may have interest in Right Fielder Justin Upton of the Arizona Diamondbacks in a trade.
But it appears that one executive suggests the Detroit Tigers as a possible darkhorse for
The Diamondbacks want a shortstop or a third baseman, and the
Tigers could offer third-base prospect Nick Castellanos and a
combination of other players, including right fielder Avisail Garcia and
pitchers Rick Porcello and Drew Smyly.
The Tigers at
least have the players to make such a deal happen and Dave Dombrowski according to Fox's Rosenthal
is one of the game’s boldest, most aggressive GMs.