The Toronto Blue Jays Have pulled into the lead to land Mets starter R.A. Dickey. Andy Martino of the New York Daily News reported on Twitter that trade talks intensified yesterday, and Ken Rosenthal and Jon Heyman are now reporting that the Mets have said they have an acceptable trade offer in hand, but are looking to try and increase the offer if possible.
The Mets have a strong interest in dealing with the Blue Jays due to their over abundance of catching depth. The Mets prefer Travis D’Arnaud who is the Jays top hitting prospect, batting .333 with 16 home runs, and 52 RBI in 279 AB’s last season. The Blue Jays would like to trade J.P. Arencibia instead, who hit 23 home runs in 2011 and 18 in 2012. The Mets may also have interest in their young center fielder Anthony Gose as well.
Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com is reporting that the Orioles and Rangers are “not in the middle of the trade talks” right now.
ESPNNewyork.com’s Adam Rubin reports that a deal could be done today.