This might be the holiday season, but the Mets aren't about to gift wrap R.A. Dickey and donate him to another team.

Underwhelmed by offers for the NL Cy Young Award winner, general manager Sandy Alderson yesterday acknowledged there is a solid possibility he will depart the Winter Meetings tomorrow with Dickey still in limbo.

"It's really hard for me to guess where this is all going to be going," Alderson said.

The Mets and Dickey remain apart on terms of a contract extension that would lock up the 38-year-old knuckleballer beyond next season. And the Mets, according to sources, haven't made headway in convincing potential trade partners to part with top prospects for Dickey.

The Blue Jays, Royals, Dodgers and Rangers remain among the potential trade partners with the Mets. Dickey's agent, Bo McKinnis, yesterday admitted a return to Texas would be appealing for the right-hander, who was drafted by the Rangers and spent 10 seasons in the organization. But McKinnis also reiterated Dickey's desire is to remain with the Mets.

"If you stopped R.A. on the street and said, 'What do you want to have happen?' He's still going to say 'I want to stay with the Mets,' " McKinnis said. "But if you pursue the conversation a little deeper, he'll say, 'I want good things for the Mets.' "