According to the New York Post, the Mets first offered a two-year, $14 million contract extension to R.A Dickey. which would start after 2013. He countered by asking for two years and $26 million, after which the Mets came back with two years and $20 million proposal. The Mets are now waiting for Dickey to counter… again.

The Post also reports that the team is not happy with how Dickey used yesterday's team Holiday Party as an opportunity to air grievances with the pace and progress of these negotiations. At the event, Dickey said, if the team decides not to extend his contract, he will likely leave as a free agent next winter.