According to Andy Martino of the New York Daily News, R.A. Dickey never asked for a two-year extension totaling more than $30 million.
It refutes a report last week from CBS Sports' Jon Heyman. The consensus is that Dickey is looking for at least $25 million over a two-year extension, but the Mets only want to give him around $20 million. Given the amount of money pitchers have netted so far this winter, Dickey's request seems more than fair. Even though an extension isn't close, a trade of the knuckleballer this winter is looking much less likely now than it did a week ago.