Royals’ interest in R.A. Dickey reported
Could the Royals be in the hunt for the National League Cy Young Award winner?
Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com writes that the Royals have discussed knuckleballer R.A. Dickey with the Mets as they continue efforts to upgrade the rotation. They’ve already traded for Ervin Santana from the Angels and re-signed Jeremy Guthrie.
Dickey is 38 but has a 2013 contract for $5 million that would be affordable for the Royals. But it’d loom as a one-year deal because Dickey would be a free agent in 2014.
There’s that 20-6 record, that 2.73 ERA and those 230 strikeouts to consider, however. For his part, Dickey has said he wants to remain with the Mets.
Earlier, the Royals have been reported interested in James Shields of the Rays and Jon Lester of the Red Sox.
— Dick Kaegel.