R.A. Dickey frustrated by Mets negotiations

Marc Serota

R.A. Dickey wants an extension with the New York Mets, but the reigning Cy Young winner feels the team is stiffing him and is disappointed with the way they've treated him this offseason.

National League Cy Young Award winner R.A. Dickey is displeased by the way the New York Mets have dealt with him this offseason as he tries to reach an extension with the team.

You might figure the Mets would do whatever they could to please Dickey, a great story, popular amongst fans, and of course, the team's 20-game winner and first player to win the Cy Young since Dwight Gooden in 1985. But Dickey says that despite asking for "less than what is fair" the Mets have been reluctant to deal with him. The knuckleballer says he's beginning to take the Mets' continued delay in signing him personally.

The Mets opted into a $5 million dollar extension for next season, but that's well under market value for a player coming off a year like the one Dickey just had. The 38-year-old is reportedly seeking a two-year, $26 million deal, and the team is reportedly offering him $20 million over the same time. The Mets tried to trade Dickey at the MLB's Winter Meetings, but didn't find any takers at the price they were seeking.

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