MLB rumors: R.A. Dickey unlikely to be traded by Mets

Mike Stobe

The New York Mets are reportedly unlikely to trade R.A. Dickey prior to the start of the 2013 season.

After gauging the trade market for R.A. Dickey during baseball's Winter Meetings, it appears that the New York Mets are likely to keep the 2012 Cy Young winner, rather than trade him.

Per Newsday, teams throughout the league have made plenty of offers for Dickey, but Mets general manager Sandy Alderson is likely to pass on the potential trades, since the prospects being offered aren't good enough.

Dickey, though, is not likely to receive a contract extension from the Mets, even if the Mets opt against trading him. Dickey is believed to be seeking a two-year, $25 million dollar contract extension, which would begin after the 2013 season.

The Mets are said to be reluctant to hand Dickey an extension.

Dickey went 20-6 for the Mets in 2012 en route to winning the NL Cy Young, with a 2.73 ERA and 1.05 WHIP. Dickey topped the National League in strikeouts, striking out 230 in 233 innings of work.

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