12/11/12

FLASH: Mets Increase Offer to R.A. Dickey

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According to Andy Martino of the NY Daily News, the Mets have increased their offer to Cy Young SP R.A. Dickey. Their new offer is for 3 yrs/$25MM which includes 2013.

Team's Offer                         Dickey's Demands
2013: $5MM                          2013: $5MM
2014: $10MM                        2014: $13MM
2015: $10MM                        2015: $13MM

This is $4MM total dollars more than their previous offer and is similar to the offer SP Jeremy Guthrie received from the Kansas City Royals.


4 comments:

Mack Ade said...

I still think the Mets will resign him through 2015... maybe a team option for 2016 with a modest buyout...

But I also think the Mets will trade him a la Betran-Wheeler during the 2013 season

Soto said...

Doubt it Mack....the difference is that Beltran was in the final year of his contract. If he struggles out of the gate or is even average...No team is going to take on a 38 yr old knuckleballer with $26MM tied to him over the next 2 yrs....If they extend him, he will be a Met for the remainder of his career.

Anonymous said...

I think they are purposely offering just a touch more, just to keep themselves from completely looking like idiots if their main plan, which is to trade him, falls apart.

Sandy just said today that there's ongoing conversations with RA and other clubs. They know that they have months of offseason left and there's no need to jump into a contract extension with Dickey before all possible avenues have been exhausted.

My take...

Since the Mets have obviously zero chance to compete this season because they have say by and watched every productive player become property of other teams, they might as well trade RA, even for just one top prospect. They are not getting better this season and next year they'll hopefully have more flexibility to work with. So why keep a 38 yr old pitcher who'll be pushing 40 when they are actually ready to compete?

Sandy is a smart man and these contract offers are rising just as the top pitchers are being taken off the board; hopefully causing other teams to worry that any day RA will be untouchable as well. RA will be traded....

Don't listen to Rubin or Martino, they're only being told that RA is most likely staying put to get the word out that RA's availability is a closing window; possibly to get a fire lit on this situation. He is at the very least going to bring back a prospect the mets could use come 2014 as a valuable cheap piece who'll be productive and cost efficient. Leaving the mets with one less hole to fill when they actually have the cash to fill them.

Mack Ade said...

excellent points, anon...

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