Early Saturday morning Twitter lit up with several sources reporting that the New York Mets have offered reigning NL Cy Young Award winner R.A. Dickey a two-year contract extension.
One of those being FOX Sports’ Ken Rosenthal, who says the knuckle-ball pitcher to is seeking at least $20 million for two years, but financial terms of the deal aren’t yet known.
The 38-year-old is under contract for $5 million in 2013, after he went 20-6 with a 2.73 ERA and 230 strikeouts over 233 2/3 innings this season, which should motivate the Mets in retaining him.
He has a 2.95 ERA over three seasons with the Mets and recently said he’s “fairly confident” he’ll be back.
However, the Mets have made it known that they haven’t ruled out trading Dickey this offseason if an extension isn’t worked out.
A move that would be unpopular among Mets’ fans.