R.A. Dickey problem is a nice one for Mets to have

R.A. Dickey walks to the dugout after getting

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R.A. Dickey walks to the dugout after getting out of the seventh inning during a game against the Philadelphia Phillies at Citi Field. (July 5, 2012) (Credit: Getty)

Before the offseason's pitching market slowly came into focus, the Mets spent the general managers' meetings in November letting rival clubs know they'd listen to offers for reigning Cy Young Award winner R.A. Dickey.

Those efforts escalated last week at the winter meetings, where a steady stream of interested parties proved that the Mets had successfully drummed up interest.

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