12 or more teams would be interested in Dickey

In the event the Mets decide to trade R.A. Dickey, 12 or more teams could be interested, major league executives recently told Andy Martino of the Daily News.

“It makes sense that they would think about selling high on him,” a National League talent evaluator told Martino. “There would obviously be a lot of interest.”

Martino says associates believe is genuine in his desire to retain Dickey. However, while he is open to other viewpoints, “there is far more talk about dangling the popular ace than Jon Niese, another pitcher who rivals say would draw significant interest.”