GM Sandy Alderson now believes the most likely scenario involves the Mets keeping Dickey without an extension, tweets Bob Nightengale of the USA Today. However, that's not the team's preferred option.
Speaking to the media, Jeff Wilpon reiterated that Dickey could return to the Mets for 2013 without an extension, and made that option sound more realistic than a trade, according to ESPNNewYork.com's Adam Rubin (Twitter link).
Dickey himself told Jim Bowden of ESPN.com and SiriusXM that he feels like he and the Mets are "inching toward" an extension (Twitter link). The knuckleballer also spoke to ESPN.com's Buster Olney, repeating that he's "hopeful" about a deal with the Mets, but understands that it's Sandy Alderson's job to make the Mets better (Twitter link).
The Mets know they can sign Dickey to a two-year extension worth about $13MM annually, according to Andy Martino of the New York Daily News. However, the team doesn't appear willing to go quite that high yet.
Mets officials suggest the chances of Dickey remaining a Met are in the 55-45 range, says Sherman. The Mets' asking price remains high, as one rival executive tells Sherman: "Any team would take Dickey. But this is not Roy Halladay or Cliff Lee being traded. I would take him, but for top prospects, no."
I still seriously believe nothing will happen with Dickey until Zach Greinke Signs his contract... Everything said sounds like a PR smoke screen with the evidence above , but the Mets will not let anyone know their real plans.. I believe they will try to trade Dickey to the highest bidder after teams who have lost out on the higher tier pitchers and if the Mets don't get what they want, they will try to sign Dickey to an extension.. LGM! -DD