Mets offered Dickey 2-year / $20M
R.A. Dickey says the best offer he received from the New York Mets, was for 2 years and $20 million. This would be in addition to the final year of his current deal, which will pay him $5M in 2013.
New York's initial offer to Dickey, was $14M over 2 years. "I think it might have been the equivalent of somebody offering $1 -- 'Let's just get it going to see where we stand,' " Dickey said. "I didn't necessarily take that first offer as a convincing slap in the face or anything. I wasn't looking for a fight after that. I just thought that was an arbitrary offer that they made and, 'Let's get the ball rolling and we'll see where we stand at the end of this thing.' That's how it's done, so there wasn't any acrimony to it."
Dickey eventually signed a 2-year / $25M extension with the Blue Jays, to complete the trade sending him to Toronto.