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    Mets can sign Dickey, but will first consider trading him or Niese

    I keep hearing from people in baseball who say the Mets can lock up R.A. Dickey for the next three years at around $25 million. However, they havenít pulled the trigger, so I assume this means theyíre still listening to offers for trades from other teams.

    However, the offers have been underwhelming, according to reports, so I bet theyíre leaning toward keeping him. And, I hear the two sides are considering a meeting in Nashville next week, with all key parties present, at which point this could hopefully reach a conclusion, assuming any last minute efforts to trade him fall short.

    This is why I still believe Jon Niese is significantly more likely to get traded next week than anyone else on the roster, which is something Iíve been saying for nearly a year. I think theyíll do it if he can deliver a legit, major-league bat, like a Justin Upton or a Wil Myers. However, the Mets wonít move Niese if the offers continue to be weak.

    Teams with interest in Niese are also talking with free-agent Zack Grienke and communicating with the Red Sox about Jon Lester and the Rays about James Shields, and probably other young pitchers. Itís an educated guess, but Iíd assume the Royals, D-Backs, Aís, Red Sox, Blue Jays and Angels should all have interest in Niese, considering weíve reports linking them to similar targets.

    Basically, Iíve been told Sandy Alderson is essentially playing this like Billy Beane handled Gio Gonzalez last winter, and heíll only pull the trigger if the market comes to him. He isnít going to chase it and make a deal just to make a dealÖ but, moving Niese is clearly an option and something being considered, as it should be. His big problem seems to be the Rays, who are also desperately looking to acquire a similar young bat, but they have more arms to trade.
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    Mets can sign Dickey, but will first consider trading him or Niese

    This makes absolute sense to me. See what you can get and if nothing seems good enough, then just keep him.

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    Moving Niese or a Dickey for an outfielder would be counterproductive, if that's the case, the Mets should of just traded Wright and Dickey to do a proper rebuild.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sick Of It All View Post
    This makes absolute sense to me. See what you can get and if nothing seems good enough, then just keep him.
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    Yeah. If the package isn't anything blow away, sign him to the extension. Pretty simple. If it's a package of 1-2 top guys, pull the trigger.

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    Exactly what I have been saying!


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    Andy Martino @SurfingTheMets

    A deal is not close between Mets and Dickey at the moment. But as team showed with Wright this week, they can get aggressive quickly.


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    No plans yet for Dickey to meet with Mets in Nashville, but he's willing to if necessary.


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    Ed Coleman just said the Mets are more likely to trade Dickey than sign him.


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    Andy Martino ‏@SurfingTheMets

    Spoke with a team insider this afternoon who said same thing I speculated on before. Talks with Dickey "could heat up really soon."


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    Do these reporters have inside info, or are they pulling stuff out of their crack?


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    Quote Originally Posted by clayamtion View Post
    Do these reporters have inside info, or are they pulling stuff out of their crack?
    Yes.

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    You think they are smoking crack and extracting information from the rock?

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    Quote Originally Posted by GottaBelieve View Post
    You think they are smoking crack and extracting information from the rock?
    Yes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nymfan87 View Post
    Yes.
    Thanks, I thought I was alone in that belief.


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