Found December 15, 2012 on
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The Mets and Blue Jays quickly moved toward a trade yesterday. A trade isn’t official yet, however news from Jon Heyman is that players in the deal have been agreed on, just no news yet of who is involved. At this point it looks like it is medical reviews that are left, possibly extension talks with Dickey. The Other surprising news from last night is the move might require multiple players moving both directions.
The players on the Toronto side looks like Gose and one of JP or D’Arnaud. Obviously, the Mets want D’Arnaud and if JP/Gose would have had the deal done, the deal would probably have been completed a while ago. Travis D’Arnaud is the impact player the Mets could be looking for. In the minors D’Arnaud has put up the following numbers (also I’m not sure but I think the spelling is d’Arnaud):
2012 (AAA): 279 AB, 45 R, 93 H, 21 2B, 2 3B, 16 HR, 52 RBI’s, .333 BA
2011 (AA): 424 AB, 72 R, 132 H, 33 2B, 3B, 21 HR, 78 RBI’s, .311 BA
It is also very entertaining that if D’Arnaud is traded to the Mets, he will be going back to Vegas with the Mets and Blue Jays swap of facilities.
Personally, if D’Arnaud is in this deal, I’ll do it in a heartbeat. If JP is the catcher involved, I’m not as inclined.
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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
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In regards to players that would be involved in the deal it looks...
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The Mets and Blue Jays have agreed in principle to a trade which will send R.A. Dickey and Josh Thole to Toronto for their top prospect C Travis d’Arnaud, C John Buck and RHP Noah Syndergaard, according to Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports.
Both teams will also include another minor leaguer, or the Blue Jays could reportedly add cash to the deal instead.
Rosenthal says that...
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Also a friendly reminder, David Wright is a third baseman.
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Davis plays first base and is just 25 years old just so you know.
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