Mets Play Scrooge With R.A. Dickey

Contract negotiations between the Mets and R.A. Dickey, stuck last week in a stalemate, have inched toward meaningful progress in the past 24 hours.

Mets sources told the Daily News late Monday that the team, while still refusing to rule out a trade, was in the process of increasing its offer to the Cy Young Award winner to approximately three years, $25 million.

The breakdown: A two-year contract extension at about $10 million per season, in addition to the $5 million already owned to Dickey in 2013. Despite reports to the contrary, Mets sources insisted that the team had not offered that much during last week’s winter meetings.

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