Originally written December 17, 2012 on Metstradamus:
Well it looks like it's finally going down. The trade of R.A. Dickey to Toronto has its supporting cast, and has its extension. Now all it needs is its physical, and our Cy Young award winner is leaving us to go to maple leafier pastures. It's only a matter of time. I have talked on this blog about maximizing value. The Mets haven't been so good at it in the past. The Scott Kazmir trade was the most glaring example. Kazmir had the value of a number one prospect and didn't trade him for a 38-year-old Cy Young award winner. Not even close. Angel Pagan could have gotten dealt for a better haul after 2010 than he did after 2011. This one, they got right. Think about this: the Mets took an Omar Minaya scrap heap signing and turned him into two of the top prospects in all of baseball. Did anybody expect this when they first signed Dickey? Raise your hand if you did. Okay good, now go see a psychologist for your pathological lying. You take the information present...
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