Thursday, December 13, 2012
Rumor Mill: Mets up offer to Dickey - Not Good Enough, Trade still being explored?
Meanwhile, the New York Post reported there’s “little chance” the knuckleballer would get a no-trade clause from Mets brass.
“Dickey wants this deal so bad, he’ll probably do it,” a source told the Post.
New York reportedly upped its offer this week to three years at $25 million, closing the gap to around $6 million from the knuckleballer’s asking price. An American League exec told the Post that it sounded like “a pretty fair offer.”
General manager Sandy Alderson told reporters there was “some progress” in the ongoing Dickey talks, and he hoped to have “more clarity in a few days” — one way or another. With the market shaking out, trading Dickey has to still be considered as a real possibility.
The Mets “consider four teams as ‘serious’ potential trade partners” for Dickey, meaning they’d include one major prospect, the Post reported. But the Mets reportedly want more than one top prospect.
So in conclusion, either one team caves in and gives the Mets what they want or they will have to give Dickey what he wants.... DD Still say he will be traded...