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Thursday, December 06, 2012

Rumor Mill: Dickey Rumblings and other news

Rumor Mill:

"I think the Mets are going to sign him," an executive with a club that has tried to trade for Dickey told Jon Paul Morosi.

The Mets talked to the Yankees and Nationals (prior to their Dan Haren signing) this week about Dickey, tweets Andy Martino, but the Yankees don't have the pieces and GM Sandy Alderson wouldn't trade within the division.

Dickey's asking price appears to be two years and $26MM in addition to his $5MM salary for 2013, writes Andy Martino of the New York Daily News. Mets officials have told Martino that they're sitting on at least one "acceptable" trade offer, but Martino reports that Alderson would like to keep the knuckleballer.

Although Dickey was at the Winter Meetings, he only went to congratulate David Wright on his new contract, and left without negotiating with the Mets, tweets Andy Martino of the New York Daily News. His situation remains in limbo.

Mets take lefty Kyle Lobstein from Rays in the Rule 5 Draft , then traded to Tigers for cash considerations..

If the Mets decide to pursue a free agent catcher, Miguel Olivo will be at the top of their list of targets, according to Adam Rubin of ESPNNewYork.com. The club greatly prefers Olivo to other options like Matt Treanor and Chris Snyder, says Rubin.

 The Mets may leave Nashville having only finalized the David Wright extension, says Adam Rubin of ESPNNewYork.com. One Mets official tells Rubin that teams are asking for Zack Wheeler in virtually every trade proposal, even for platoon-type catchers, which isn't happening (Twitter links).

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