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Before going on, I certainly need to extend my heartfelt condolences to everyone impacted by what happened in Connecticut on Friday. Obviously, when things like that happen, they put sports, fantasy sports, and pretty much everything else into perspective. On that note, we all certainly understand anyone who may not be in the mindset to read about anything sports related at this time.
There’s really no good way to move from that to fantasy baseball, but let me say this. If you’re anything like me, you’re the kind of person who best works through tragedies like this one by allowing yourself to focus on other things, even if only for a short period of time. While I am of course keeping the victims, their families, friends, and everyone else impacted by this tragedy in my thoughts and prayers, I also want to give a mental distraction to people who may need one at this time. So, without further adieu…
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I think most Met fans are tired of the saga of R.A. Dickey. I know that I am. I fully agree with the reports that once Hamilton signs (hopefully with Texas) the Mets and their potential dance partners will have a better idea of the scope of the dance floor. (Trade Floor) The most likely suitors appear to be the Rangers and Dickey would be in some ways coming home to the team...
Catching prospect Travis d’Arnaud is the player the Mets want most from the Blue Jays, but he’ll cost the team more than just Dickey alone.
Updated by HoJo’s Mojo at 9:00 AM
Here is the latest news on the R.A. Dickey front according to several of the reporters covering this still developing story:
More than a few reporters are now indicating that the Blue Jays and Mets are...
The trade market for R.A. Dickey might open now.... GM Sandy Alderson has refused to give in to recent trade proposals of one prospect for Dickey... He has been constantly monitoring the trade market in the hopes of turning Dickey, the reigning National League Cy Young Award winner, into a youthful package of position players.
The process has left Dickey pissed off with some team...
A Marked Man: Dickey at the Mets Holiday Party.
The Mets haven’t done many things right in the last half decade, and God knows they’ve paid the price with plenty of bad press and a sorely tarnished image. Have no fear… I’m not about to resurrect all the bad memories of the last five years and point out every single thing that has gone horribly wrong. On the contrary, this...
The Jays started this trading season with a bang by sucking the soul from the Marlins, leaving them soul-less. Now they're finishing up the winter trading season by reaching into the Mets' chest and ripping out their heart like Mola Ram. The Mets trading Cy Young winner, R.A. Dickey is the smartest thing I've seen the Mets do since they clearly labeled the foul lines...
It looks as though the New York Mets might be sending pitcher and last year’s National League Cy Young Award winner, R.A. Dickey to the Toronto Blue Jays. It seems that the Mets are looking to have a rebuilding year and are looking to get top value for their ace pitcher especially after winning the Cy Young Award.
In regards to players that would be involved in the deal it looks...
Ben and Sam are joined by Jason Parks for a discussion of the R.A. Dickey deal and the risks and rewards of trading top prospects.
The dominating storyline of R.A. Dickey has been that of a plucky knuckleballer who beats the odds.
Dickey’s rise past childhood abuse through an uneven baseball career to winning last year’s National League Cy Young award has made him a folk hero in New York. But don’t think that means everyone loves Dickey.
Ken Davidoff of the New York Post writes that, while Dickey is loved...
After weeks of speculation and debate, it appears Sandy Alderson has decided to trade reigning NL Cy Young winner R.A. Dickey to the Toronto Blue Jays, making him two-for-two in receiving great deals for star players.
The first deal was, of course, receiving Zack Wheeler for the aging Carlos Beltran at the trade deadline in 2011.
If the financial situation of the New York Mets was...
As of this morning, the deal had four players coming to the Mets and three to the Blue Jays, according to Mike Puma of the New York Post (Twitter links).
Toronto also wants a catcher back in the deal, and that could be Thole. The Mets have discussed getting pitching prospect Noah Syndergaard in the deal as well, Puma tweets.
The two teams are inching towards...
That's twice now. Twice teams have done the unthinkable, at least by recent baseball standards. Twice teams have said, "Enough with our precious prospects. We're going for it."
First, it was the Kansas City Royals, trading one of the game's most promising young hitters, Wil Myers, and a highly regarded young pitcher, Jake Odorizzi, in a deal for Tampa Bay right...
Like most New York sports fans, I spent the majority of my Sunday afternoon discussing the seven-player trade that will send R.A. Dickey to the Toronto Blue Jays, as well as conversations about Big Blue’s no-show in Atlanta forcing a three-way tie atop the NFC East. In fact, I spent about 15 minutes with our friends over at ‘The Happy Recap Radio Show’ discussing both topics...
Surely all of you have heard the news of Josh Hamilton signing a lucrative five-year deal (worth approximately $125 million) with the Los Angeles Angels on Thursday. It’s a move that is sending shock waves through the league.The Angels are making a strong push to make a run at the World Series while also tossing around money in a bid to compete with a their other free-spending...
Just in case you haven’t noticed, the Mets signed David Wright to an eight-year contract extension.
Also a friendly reminder, David Wright is a third baseman.
The Mets also have a guy named Ike Davis, who despite a slow start in 2012 managed to club 32 home runs.
Davis plays first base and is just 25 years old just so you know.
Of course, as Mets fan, you know all this...
While the Mets try to upend their rotation and trade R.A. Dickey for prospects, the Philadelphia Phillies have agreed on a one-year deal with starting pitcher John Lannan and a two year deal with reliever Mike Adams.
Lannan’s deal is for a reported $2.5 million in guaranteed money with another $2.5 million in achievable bonuses according to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports. The agreement...