According to R.A. Dickey's agent, Bo McKinnis, negotiations between his client and the New York Mets are solid in terms of "a series of potential structures and lengths."
What, then, are the sticking points? Bo says, "We've got a difference in terms of the actual dollars per season."
In other words, the only thing they've yet to agree upon is money. Somehow, that reminds me of Steven Wright's predicament that "I got this powdered water ... now I don't' know what to add." Without water, you don't have water. Without money, you don't have an agreement.