The Mets have determined R.A. Dickey's 2010 season is not a fluke, reports Andy Martino of the New York Daily News, and the team is open to discussing a multiyear deal with the knuckleballer in the offseason. Dickey would be under team control anyway for 2011 as an arbitration-eligible player.
Dickey, 36 next month, has a 2.57 ERA, 5.9 K/9, and 2.2 BB/9 with nine home runs allowed in 133.3 innings. He's allowed less than one hit per inning. His Triple A numbers were similar. I don't see the harm in buying out a free agent season if the price is right – say $4MM or less.