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Updated by HoJo’s Mojo at 5:30 PM The Mets and Blue Jays are getting ever so closer to finalizing a seven-player deal that will send R.A. Dickey to Toronto for what could be a bounty of top prospects. The latest unconfirmed reports have the Mets acquiring the Blue Jays’ top prospect C Travis d’Arnaud and one of pitching prospects Noah Syndergaard or Aaron Sanchez. Additionally, catcher John Buck and a lesser player could be included in the deal as well. In addition to Dickey, the Mets will part with catcher Josh Thole and a top prospect that has yet to be named. It’s this mystery prospect that has Twitter and the Mets blogosphere all buzzing. My feeling is that this deal will be done by tonight. Updated by Joe D. at 3:00 PM Things are really heating up now… Multiple reports say the Blue Jays and Mets are very close to a deal and that something could eventually getting done. What we know: Catching prospect Travis D’Arnaud is definitely in the deal. Outfield prospect Anthony Gose is...
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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...
With the last hurdle of the R.A. Dickey to Toronto deal approaching, the trade is as good as done. In this deal, the Mets will be giving up Dickey, Josh Thole and an unannounced prospect who isn’t believed to be a top-ranked player. The Mets will be receiving MLB catcher John Buck, catching prospect Travis d’Arnaud, RHP prospect Noah Syndergaard and a player to be named later...
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 Mets got involved in contract extension negotiations with R.A. Dickey, and Dickey’s requested price seemed to be reasonable, but for whatever reason, the Mets didn’t want to pay it. Possibly because they don’t trust Dickey in the longer term, possibly because they don’t think they’re ready to win, possibly because of a blend of those reasons, or for neither of those...
R.A. Dickey has agreed to a contract extension with the Blue Jays, which means that he will be traded from the Mets to the Jays, sources tell ESPN.
The extension lasts two years and is worth $25 million. Dickey will have to pass a physical in order for the trade to officially complete, but he most likely will, so that means we’ll be seeing him in a Blue Jays uniform next season...
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...
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...
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.
Trading your ace right after he won 20 games and the Cy Young award is never a popular move. But for the Mets, this was a great trade. Below are 5 reasons why, as well as why this was good for the Jays and Dickey himself.
1. First off, the Mets are rebuilding. They are not contending in 2013, with Dickey or without him. With him, best case scenario they win 83 games. They are in...
Mets' Pitcher R.A. Dickey officially dealt to Toronto.
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...
As you probably know, there are multiple ways to calculate WAR, with our version (sometimes referred to as fWAR) and Baseball-Reference’s version (or rWAR/bWAR, depending on who is citing it) being the two most popular. And, as you probably also know, they can be quite different when it comes to evaluating pitchers. Two years ago, I wrote a couple of posts (Part One, Part Two...
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...