I just like to know what would be wrong with this scenario.
Mets extend Dickey by 2 years and 24M. Dickey picks up where he left off and pitches great up to the all star. Now, at that point, having proven himself again and having 2.5 years left on his contract, what is he worth at that point?
Just because the Mets could not get what they wanted now doesn't mean they can't trade him later when he will still be a bargain at 5M for 2013 plus another 2 years at 12M per.
That time also coincides with Wheeler being ready for the ML. So trading Dickey at this point would be good for the Mets in terms of prospects coming back plus opening a spot for Wheeler.