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Friday, December 14, 2012
GM: Extending Dickey would up trade value

By Adam Rubin

ESPN's Buster Olney tweets that a rival GM believes giving R.A. Dickey a two-year, $26 million extension -- the amount the knuckleballer seeks -- would increase his trade value.

The extension would make Dickey's overall contract for three years and $31 million -- arguably a relative bargain compared with free-agent prices for higher-end starting pitchers.

Bo McKinnis, Dickey's agent, has said he would be willing to negotiate an extension with a suitor before a trade is completed. So, perhaps, it's a moot point as long as the Mets are willing to give a pursuing team a window to extend Dickey as a contingency of a trade.