Alderson met with Dickey’s agent, conflicting reports about contract demands

Sandy Alderson said today he’s met with R.A. Dickey’s agent in Nashville, but negotiations are ongoing and it remains to be seen if a gap in contract talks can be bridged.

“We’ve always said we’d like to sign R.A., the preference remains to sign him,” Alderson said. However, “You can only keep things on the table for so long.”

According to Jim Bowden on MLB Network Radio, Dickey is seeking to void his option for 2013 and replace it with a three-year $45 million deal << click to tweet this. Andy Martino of the Daily News disagrees, saying Dickey is still just seeking a two-year extension worth less than $29 million.

MetsBlog’s Matthew Cerrone said last week that Dickey can be locked up for the next three years at around $25 million.

“In terms of years and structure we’re agreeable on multiple structures,” Dickey’s agent, Bo McKinnis said today, according to Newsday. “It’s just a matter of getting the dollars right.”