With the new week came new negotiation talk about a contract extension between the New York Mets and R.A. Dickey.
The New York baseball team is showing signs that they will offer the reigning the 38 year-old player a two-year, $20 million extension, on top of the $5 million he will make in 2013. Dickeyis looking to sign a two-year extension in the range of $26 million to $28 million.
The Mets were aggressive at the winter meetings in Nashville, Tenn., last week in an effort to determine what they could get for Dickey in a MLB trade.
Even when meeting with at least eight teams regarding Dickey, New York officials have yet to find a suitor willing to offer “difference makers” — the term general manager Sandy Alderson used to describe what the Mets are looking for in return for the knuckleballer.
The Nashville native is playing an elf in the team’s holiday party later today and is likely to speak with the media later in the day.