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R.A. Dickey's salary wish is no wild pitch

R.A. Dickey visits with 100 Queens school children

R.A. Dickey visits with 100 Queens school children from P.S. 43 and Scholars' Academy at the Mets' holiday party at Citi Field. (Dec. 11, 2012) (Credit: Patrick E. McCarthy)

R.A. Dickey’s contract demands — which according to a person familiar with the talks is for a two-year extension worth $26 million — seem reasonable when compared with what other pitchers who didn’t win the Cy Young Award in 2012 are receiving this offseason. Recent contract agreements for free-agent pitchers (Dickey, 38, will not be a free agent until after the 2013 season):

 

Pitcher, team Age Contract 2012 W-L, ERA
Zack Greinke, Dodgers 29 6 years, $147M 15-5, 3.48
Jake Peavy, White Sox 31 2 years, $29M 11-12, 3.37
Jeremy Guthrie, Royals 33 3 years, $25M 8-12, 4.76
Brandon McCarthy, Diamondbacks 29 2 years, $15.5M 8-6, 3.24
Hiroki Kuroda, Yankees 37 1 year, $15M 16-11, 3.32
Joe Blanton, Angels 32 2 years, $15M 10-13, 4.71
Dan Haren, Nationals 32 1 year, $13M 12-13, 4.33
Andy Pettitte, Yankees 40 1 year, $12M 5-4, 2.87
Kevin Correia, Twins 32 2 years, $10M 12-11, 4.21

Note: Dickey was 20-6 with a 2.73 ERA in 2012.

Tags: R.A. Dickey , Mets

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