Andy Martino of the New York Daily News was told by a high-ranking executive who spoke with Mets that they would want a "monster package" if they decided to trade R.A. Dickey.
"(They) would want a monster package for (R.A.) Dickey, and if they don't get it, probably would not trade him. They aren't approaching teams on this, but they're letting teams come to them." The executive thinks the Mets would ask for "a few high-end prospects or major leaguers, likely outfielders or catching help." The Mets' first choice, of course, is to sign Dickey to an extension, but those talks appear to be going rather slowly. If the two sides do come together, it's not expected to happen prior to the winter meetings.