Yankees Expressed Interest In R.A. Dickey

NASHVILLE — If the current stalemate between R.A. Dickey and the Mets leads to divorce, the Texas Rangers are one of the strongest candidates to trade for the Cy Young Award winner. Toronto, Baltimore and the Dodgers are also real possibilities, according to major league executives with direct knowledge of the process; the Yankees, who have also shown interest, are not.

Additionally, a Mets source told the Daily News on Thursday that the Yankees and Nationals were early suitors for Dickey at the winter meetings.

“Washington liked Dickey a lot, and so did the Yankees,” the source said, while stressing that talks did not progress, and a deal with either club would not happen. After GM Sandy Alderson determined that he did not want to trade Dickey to a National League East rival, the Nats signed starter Dan Haren.

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