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MLB Winter Meetings: Royals among teams in on R.A. Dickey trade rumors

The Kansas City Royals have a great young base of talent to match up with the Mets.

Alex Trautwig

The New York Mets have the greatest trade asset this offseason in the form of National League Cy Young Award winner R.A. Dickey. The knuckleballer has proven that age isn't everything and they're looking for a Cy Young sized haul for him in return if Sandy Alderson is going to trade him. Despite the high price tag and Dickey's 38-year-old bio, teams are desperate for high-end pitching year after year and the Kansas City Royals are reportedly one of eight teams in on him at the MLB Winter Meetings in Nashville.

The Royals have a great young base of talent anchored by uber-prospect Wil Myers. The Mets would likely love to have Myers in their outfield for the next near-decade, but the Royals are reportedly reticent to include the best hitting prospect in the minors in any deal despite Dickey's talent.

That said, the Royals still have plenty of other talent -- from middle infielder Christian Colon to outfield prospect Bubba Starling. A package of players might do the deal, but then again other teams will up the ante in this bidding war.

Dickey was 20-6 with a 2.73 ERA last season for the Mets with 230 strikeouts in 233 innings, both career highs. The end result was several MVP votes, his first All-Star nod and, of course, the Cy Young win.