Mets mull over Wright and Dickey

by Matthew on October 26, 2012

There has been a lot of speculation surrounding the extension talks between the New York Mets and David Wright and R.A. Dickey over the past few weeks.

And according to Andy Martino of the New York Daily News, those talks still “remain very preliminary.”

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Martino also added on Thursday that the discussions “have not yet advanced to the point of discussing years or dollars,” and the two sides are “still talking about when to really get talking.”

Nevertheless, unidentified people within the Mets’ camp have been reported to leak the idea that the team will re-sign Wright, but trade Dickey.

Maybe most of this based on Dickey’s age, 37, which could make the Mets hesitant in signing him to any type of long-term deal. Or perhaps, its just normal decline. However, knuckleballers are notorious for being able to pitch for a long time. Tim Wakefield for example.

Meanwhile, Wright is considered the face of the franchise, and hit a solid .306/.391/.492 this season in 670 plate appearances in 2012.

Both players have options for next season.

Wright can be retained for $13 million, while Dickey can be brought back for $5 million.

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