After winning the National League Cy Young Award with the New York Mets in 2012, R.A. Dickey may not return with the team in 2013.
As the MLB is currently within its winter meetings, Mets general manager and Dickey’s agent Bo McKinnis have been discussing the pitcher’s future and whether he will continue his career in New York. According to ESPN, the Mets have been in talks with eight teams for a possible deal.
Alderson would like to keep Dickey in New York in a Mets uniform.
“The sentiment we’ve had from the beginning, I think, remains the same. We’d like to have him in New York,” said Alderson to The Record.
Some of the teams among the trade talks include the Texas Rangers, Boston Red Sox and Toronto Blue Jays according to the Record.
In his current contract with the Mets, Dickey is signed for 2013 at $5 million. Dickey’s agent McKinnis told ESPNNewYork.com that contract talks have been slow due to the Mets having contract negotiations with David Wright, to secure the third baseman in a eight-year, $138 million contract.
As talks between the two parties continue, McKinnis assures that there are no issues and whatever deal does go through Dickey and himself understand.
“Sandy and I are having no problems,” said McKinnis to ESPN New York. “Our talks have been good and we’ve had no issues. It’s just a matter of finding that happy place. Like I said, R.A wants to be with the Mets. But if it ends up being somewhere else, we’re big boys. We understand.”