Originally written on Mets Merized Online  |  Last updated 11/17/14
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, also of the same level as the other unannounced prospect. While attaining Buck would have been viewed as an improvement over last season’s catching tandem of Thole and insert right handed catcher here. The real prize of the haul is d’Arnaud and Syndergaard. Here is a look at the players: Travis d’Arnaud Position: Catcher Height: 6’1″ Weight: 195 LBS Bats/Throws: R/R Travis d’Arnaud was originally drafted by the Phillies in the 2007 amateur draft with the 37th pick, and was included in the trade for Roy Halladay that sent him to Toronto. d’Arnaud shows a solid approach at the play, making solid contact and turn...
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