The Mets and R.A. Dickey have avoided arbitration with a multi-year contract. Several sources are reporting the contract as 2-years/$8 million with an option for a third year. The Mets and Dickey knew they were going to land somewhere near $4 million for 2011 and this contract allows the Mets to buy out one or two years of free agency from Dickey.
Overall, it’s a good contract for both parties. Dickey was a real professional last season and gave 100% effort in every start even when the team behind him wasn’t very good.
Dickey had some great splits that you like to see last year too. He made 11 starts at home to a 1.99 ERA over 81.1 IP. He also had an incredible July, making 6 starts going 1-3 with a 1.51 ERA over 41.2 IP. He also had a complete game 1-hitter against the Phillies on Aug. 13 at home.