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Plenty of Places to Trade R.A. Dickey

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According to multiple reports out of the Nashville winter meetings, the Mets met with eight different teams on Monday to discuss possible trades for R.A. Dickey.

The 38-year-old knuckleballer, who was awarded the NL Cy Young award last month, will make $5 million in 2013 via an already-exercised club option, but before general manager Sandy Alderson signs him to a more lucrative extension — said to be slightly less than Jake Peavy’s two-year, $29 million deal, though the possibility of a third year has been rumored — the team wants to gauge his trade value.

Alderson is said to be seeking “a difference maker,” regardless of position, in a package that includes at least one top prospect.

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