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I’m lve blogging the conference call with Sandy Alderson with tweets and comments.
6:40 PM – Alderson begins apologizing to writers, thanking Dickey. “The final chapter has not been written, but it has been an extraordinary career.” (Rubin)
6:41 PM - Alderson says it was an “extraordinary privilege” to have Dickey in the Mets organization. (Carig)
6:42 PM – Terry Collins says it’s up in the air if d’Arnaud will start year in majors because he missed so much time last year in Triple-A. (Puma)
6: 43 PM - Alderson said difficult call if presented with R.A. at Mets’ number or this package. But said genuine interest to retain Dickey. (Rubin)
6:44 PM - ”We do expect to do some other things. We do expect to acquire some other players. … We’re certainly not punting on 2013.”
6:45 PM - Sandy Alderson: “We feel that players acquired in this deal, Buck and d’Arnaud in particular will made contributions in 2013.”
6:46 PM -
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Updated at 7:00 PM
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“I had a little mishap on Twitter about a month ago, and it was just brought to the attention this morning,” he said. “I’d just like to apologize for anything that was said. A buddy and I were having...
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The full details of this trade involves a total of seven players and here is the list of seven players being traded:
The Mets will receive C Travis D'Arnaud, C John Buck, P Noah Syndergaard and OF Wuilmer Becerra.
The Blue Jays will receive P R.A. Dickey...
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Update by Dan Valis ar 12:05 PM
Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports has reported that the Toronto Blue Jays and R.A. Dickey have agreed on a two-year extension worth $25 million, pending a physical. ESPN.com’s Buster Olney reports that Dickey has already landed in Florida to undergo his physical which will take place at their spring training facility.
Updated by Hojo at 11:20 AM
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