Mets rumors: R.A. Dickey contract talks moving slowly

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According to one report, the Mets haven't made much progress with their veteran ace.

Other than the David Wright contract discussions, R.A. Dickey has been the primary focus of Mets executives this offseason. After winning the Cy Young Award in 2012, there have been talks of both a possible trade or contract extension for the 38-year-old knuckleballer.

According to a tweet from ESPN's Jim Bowden on Monday afternoon, the Mets have made little progress with Dickey and his agent the past couple of days. Bowden also tweeted that there have been no real discussions between the two parties since the Winter Meetings wrapped up last week.

This past season, Dickey went 20-6 with a 2.73 ERA. It is believed he is looking for a two- or three-year deal.

Multiple teams have been linked to Dickey in trade talks, including the Texas Rangers. The Rangers could be a fit after missing out on free agent starter Zack Greinke to the Dodgers, although it seems Mets general manager Sandy Alderson would prefer keeping Dickey with his club the next couple of years if the price is right.

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