Check That! Dickey Looking For Less Than $29 Million Extension

Updated 4:45 PM

Andy Martino of the Daily News shoots down the report from MLB Network that Dickey wants a 3 year, $45 million deal. He tweets:

Dickey not seeking 3/45. Not even close. We’ve reported for weeks 2 yr extension he wants is less than Peavy’s 2/29, on top of 5 mil option.

Well, that’s more like it…

That’s a significant difference, especially if it’s on top of the $5 million which would give the Mets some breathing room as far as additional spending goes for 2013.

Updated 4:00 PM 

R.A. Dickey’s agent, Bo McKinnis, told ESPN New York that he would  not be surprised to see Dickey get traded.

“It’s hard to gauge,” McKinnis said. “We have enough of a difference of opinion that if R.A. does get traded, I can’t say I would be surprised. I’m not saying that’s our first choice, but if it happens, I’m not going to be surprised. There will be no hard feelings with it, either. Certainly, if it were to happen, R.A. would like to go to a winning, successful club. But it’s just part of the business.”

McKinnis told Rubin that it’s the dollars and not the years that are the stumbling block so far. While Rubin did not mention what the divide was in numbers, Jim Bowden of MLB Network Radio stated that Dickey is seeking a three-year, $45 million contract.

That’s a lot of Shake Shack burgers…

So on the one hand we have Dickey who is looking to get $2 million a year more tha what Dan Haren just signed for. Then on the other hand you have Sandy Alderson asking for two premium prospects or a difference maker in return for Dickey.

Maybe Jeff Wilpon was right… Maybe Dickey does play out his option year and the Mets take the two draft picks.

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