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Wednesday, December 5, 2012
Dickey encore viable without new deal

By Adam Rubin

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- For the second time in recent weeks, Jeff Wilpon insisted it is a very plausible scenario to bring R.A. Dickey back next season without an extension being reached.

“We’re in the process now,” Wilpon said. “It’s a negotiation. They want more than we’re willing to give right now. We want to do it for less than they want to accept right now. Somewhere in between there’s probably a deal to be done. If not, he’ll be a great bargain at $5 million playing out next season for us.”

Asked again if it was viable for Dickey to enter 2013 as a Met without an extension, Wilpon said: “Absolutely.”

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