Mets rumors: New York could trade R.A. Dickey

Anthony Gruppuso-US PRESSWIRE - Presswire

The Mets may consider trading right-hander R.A. Dickey this winter.

No one on the New York Mets’ roster is safe heading into the offseason, and a team source has acknowledged that includes right-hander R.A. Dickey, reports Adam Rubin of ESPNNewYork.com:

R.A. Dickey’s future with the organization is not entirely secure, a team source acknowledged. The Mets have a $5 million option on the knuckleballer for 2013, but he will be seeking a big extension this winter.

Rubin notes that the Mets are "wary of making a sizeable commitment" to Dickey despite his success since joining the club. While he’ll be affordable for the 2013 season, he figures to demand a hefty contract extension if he’s able to continue his level of production.

The Mets could certainly use an influx of young talent into their system, and a trade of Dickey or teammate David Wright could provide it. However, Rubin says that dealing a 20-game winner and potential Cy Young Award recipient wouldn’t be popular among fans.

Since joining the Mets prior to the 2010 season, Dickey has maintained an ERA of 2.93. Over 33 appearances, including 32 starts, this year he’s posted an ERA of 2.69.

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