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