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 very close to a trade that could send R.A. Dickey to the Jays.
Initially, the Los Angeles Angels and the Baltimore Orioles were also engaging the Mets on Dickey, but at one point yesterday both teams seemed to drop out leaving Toronto as the lone suitor at the moment. Of course that could always change.
Once Zack Greinke, James Shields and Anibal Sanchez came off the board, interest in Dickey ramped up and the Mets appeared to have more discussions with teams than they had at the Winter Meetings and fielded calls from as many as 6-7 teams on Friday which ultimately became narrowed to the Rangers, Jays, Angels and ...