Dickey's agent Bo McKinnis says little progress has been made with the Mets in extension talks, according to Brian Costa of the Wall Street Journal (via Twitter). "We're just talking in different neighborhoods in terms of dollars," McKinnis said.
McKinnis wouldn't be surprised if Dickey is traded, tweets Adam Rubin of ESPNNewYork.com.
The Mets are telling teams that they won't go the "Carlos Beltran
route" with Dickey and just trade him for one prospect, according to
Joel Sherman of the New York Post. Because suitors would have Dickey for
a full year rather than a half-season and would have a better chance of
extending Dickey, the Mets are seeking multiple prospects (Twitterlinks).
Extension negotiations between Dickey and the Mets
are currently at a standstill, which is increasing expectations that the
right-hander will be dealt, according to Jim Bowden of ESPN.com and
SiriusXM (via Twitter).
The Mets continue to aim high in their talks with the Royals, pushing for top prospect Wil Myers, according to Adam Rubin of ESPNNewYork.com.
Rubin doesn't specify who would be going to the Royals in this
hypothetical deal, but I assume it'd be either Dickey or fellow trade
candidate Jonathon Niese.
Although Alderson and the Mets would like to resolve
the Dickey situation as soon as possible, they may still spend the week
weighing trade offers and make a decision after returning to New York, tweets Andy Martino of the New York Daily News.