12/15/12

FLASH: Deal for Dickey Nearing Finalization.

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Saturday Updates.....

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.

(uh oh......)

Friday Updates.....

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. 

26 comments:

Mack Ade said...

I'm going to wait all this Dickeyshit out...

I'll say this... D'Arnaud would instantly replace Wheeler as the #1 prospect in the organization... he's the "impact player" out of all these names, from teams, floating around

Michael S. said...

If the deal is Gose and Arencibia I'll be less than thrilled as I see neither as 'impact'.

Mack Ade said...

the best deal here could be no deal... resign him and go into the season with the goal to move him a la Carlos Beltran...

Soto said...

new update!!! travis d'arnaud!!

Justin M. said...

If D'Arnaud isn't in this Blue Jays deal I'm going to be beyond pissed.

Charles said...

He definately is,,,

The mets passed on Olt, so does anyone really think they'd accept JP?

There's a reason that the Rangers have passed. Once Toronto put D' Aunard in deal, the Rangers only move is Jurickson. That's not happening.

Tell you what, for all the Sandy bashing, if they get this kid, he's played two good players into legit cornerstones in him and Wheeler.

2014 might be a very fun year to be a Mets fan...for a change.

Anonymous said...

Jon heymen is reporting its looking like jp arcendia is going to be in the deal. Great job sandy & co

Greg b said...

If that's deal u said heyman is reporting jp and goose ill be very disappointed . U might as well keep dickey and look to trade him during the season.

Justin M. said...

Heyman tweet ten mins ago...

heres our dickey story. #jays closing in on n.l. cy young winner. d'arnaud, gose thought in play. http://cbsprt.co/Ujfx9n

Anonymous said...

If he gets both D' A and Gose ill be impressed...

That'll take a huge load off the off season. Then sign Cody Ross and Mike Pelfrey and go to war...

It would be a better deal than the Wheeler trade. I think all that's left is RA's agent negotiating a extension with Toronto and hopefully this all will be over by tomarrow.

tony said...

One thing this offseason proves is if your a gm draft as many arms as possible. Other teams will over pay for pitching in trades. U can always get position players if u trade your excess pitching.

Anonymous said...

So true. Just look at what I got for Shields and Davis...

Uh, should I even be saying shit like that? Screw it.

----A. Friedman

Ps...this site is much better than the crap we got in Tampa Bay.

Soto said...

Thanks Anon,

I've gotta believe that Thole is going as well in this deal. Personal catchers are soo important to knuckleballers as evidenced when Doug Mirabelli left Boston when Tim Wakefield was still in Boston.

I get the feeling its Dickey, Thole, mid level prospect for Gose and D'Arnaud.

We here at Macks Mets are working hard keeping up with every source in order to get you confirmation.

Anonymous said...

What do you guys think is more likely, the mets fan version of the deal which would be say Dickey and one of low level high upside pitchers like Montero or Tapia for d'Arnaud and Gose. Or what every Blue Jay has been saying in Dickey and Davis or Niese for Gose and d'Arnaud.
Been looking at the Blue Jays blog and they're expecting a deal like Dickey, Davis and even Wheeler/Harvey just to get Gose and d'Arnaud and Lind or Burhele so they get some cap relief. Then on top of that they're saying it's an outrageous idea that Dickey would even net d'Arnaud straight up, Can't believe how much some teams value their players. With the way that Royals trade went down can't believe how much they think they're gonna get for d'Arnaud and Gose.

Anonymous said...

Blue jays fans are delusional.

Sandy Alderson WILL not be trading Niese because he is on a team friendly extension or Wheeler for obvious reasons.

See above for what I think will happen.

Soto via mobile

Anonymous said...

What's the report on Gose, from what i've heard he's pretty much Den Dekker but with a ton more speed. Both play great CF and struggle with the strikeouts but have some pop in their bats.

Justin M. said...

I'd be interested in a report on Gose also.

He did pretty badly last year. Also, he is left handed. I know we gain a righty at the catcher spot, but we still need a righty bat in the OF.

Soto said...

Gose is a premium speedster and defender in CF. in 2011 he stole 70 bases for double A New Hampshire.

He'll probably hit for only .270- .280 with only 10 HRs but when he's on base in front of a guy like Wright and Davis it'll force pitchers to give them more fastballs which will most likely translate into more HR's.

Anonymous said...

The rumor is dickey ,flores ,nito for there top catcher and gose and 1 other low level prospect

Anonymous said...

Who is nito

Justin M. said...

So how good is Syndergaard compared to our other minor league pitchers? Below Wheeler and above the rest of them?

Soto said...

guys sits at around 94-95. Fastball change up originally but developed an "ok" curve in the first half of last season.

During the second half he introduced a slider to his arsenal which he fell in love with right away and looks to be a plus pitch. Even more was that the feel of the slider made him more comfortable with his feel with his curve. SO now he looks like he can develop into a 4 pitch pitcher.

Stats during the first half:
3.92 ERA, going 3-2 with one save in 14 games.

Stats during second half:
5-3 with a 1.65 ERA with 65 strikeouts and 16 walks

Should be slated for Double AA next season. Was a first round pick in 2010. #3 potential starter i'd say

Anonymous said...

Perfect question for War Room tomorrow....

"Does anyone think that the blockbuster trade between the Mets and Toronto will be done in time for spring training?"

I mean really, what are they all on conference call bikkering over whose buying the plane tickets and paying for the physicals!

At this point, I'd think or hope, that any hold up would be Toronto hammering out a two year extension for dickey.

Mack Ade said...

'The War Room' question will be all about the Sandman and this almost trade...

Anonymous said...

Mack, this is insanely good news. To get Travis D and that pitcher is a great move. I don't care how they turn out. Right now, there's legit hope for the future.

Mack Ade said...

yes it is... come join us in 'The War Room"

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