The Mets have Cy YoungAward winner R.A. Dickey on the trade market and at some point during the Winter Meetings they spoke with the Yankees about a trade. The Yankees like him, but they didn’t have the prospects to offer the Mets to pry him away, according to Andy Martino of the NY Daily News.
Not surprising to hear that the Mets and Yankees had a brief discussion. After all, Brian Cashman literally checks on anybody and with their own Phil Hughes and Ivan Nova on the trading block a Dickey trade could allow them to get creative in building the roster.
At the same time, I am definitely not surprised to hear that no trade went down. Both teams are sensitive to their fan base and the local media so unless a trade is a real win-win or very minor, and this certainly wouldn’t be minor, then they aren’t going to match up.
By the way, the Yankees and Mets haven’t matched up on a trade since they swapped relievers Mike Stanton for Felix Heredia in 2004. There was another minor trade that sent Armando Benitez to the Yankees (he was quickly flipped to Seattle for Jeff Nelson). The last big trade was in 2001 when they swapped David Justice for Robin Ventura.