Posted by Christopher Soto at 3:31 PM
According to Mike Puma this deal is getting bigger and bigger. In addition to Dickey, the Mets are now prepared to add Josh Thole and one other player for D'Arnaud, SP Noah Syndergaard, and two others.
Andy Martino has reported that the teams have exchange medical information and that the Blue Jays have been reviewing Dickey's files since yesterday afternoon.
Martino also reports that the trade will include BOTH C Travis D'Arnaud and OF Anthony Gose for R.A. Dickey plus others but no names have surfaced yet.
Sources are telling us that the Deal IS complete however the two teams are going thru the technicalities before finalizing. I cannot confirm nor deny this statements thru major channels yet.
According to Joel Sherman Anthony Gose is no longer part of the deal.
According to Adam Rubin, he believes that SP R.A. Dickey will be traded within a few hours. The Toronto Blue Jays are believed to be the closest to acquiring Dickey although the Texas Rangers, Los Angeles Angels, and Baltimore Orioles have been connected to possible trades.
The Blue Jays are said to be avoiding trading C Travis D'Arnaud however with the deal the Tampa Bay Rays got and the going rate for top flight SP's this winter the Jays may have to pay up to get him.
According to Joel Sherman RA Dickey is refusing to sign an extension with the Toronto Blue Jays and could be holding the deal up because of it.
Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports is reporting that the Mets have an acceptable trade offer and are now using it as leverage to go back to other teams to possibly get an even better deal.
Jon Heyman of CBS Sports is reporting the trade could be C J.P Arencibia and OF Anthony Gose for Dickey.
R.A. Dickey's agent Bo McKinnis has told ESPN's Jim Bowden that he is not working on extension talks with anybody at the moment and would not be holding up any trade talks.
Andy Martino of the New York Daily News is reporting that the Texas Rangers have offered prospects 3B Mike Olt and SP Cody Buckel
Ken Rosenthal is now reporting that the Texas Rangers HAVE NOT upped their offer and included Cody Buckel and team officials feel that they are out of the Dickey sweepstakes.
According to Andy Martino during the winter meetings D'Arnaud was an absolute must in order to get R.A Dickey.
According to Jon Heyman the Mets may have landed Travis D'Arnaud!!!
(If a catcher like D'Arnaud is acquired I would think that Josh Thole will be included in the deal too since many catchers do not have experience catching knuckleballers.