Dickey finalist for Cy Young


R.A. Dickey, along with Gio Gonzalez and Clayton Kershaw, are the finalists for the National League Cy Young Award.

The winner will be announced next Wednesday.

Dickey told Newsday extension talks with the Mets had progressed, but a team insider said neither the knuckleballer nor David Wright was close to signing a long-term deal.

• The Mets reportedly have re-signed Mike Nickeas to a minor league contract with spring-training invite.