i will always remember this year as a year where WE ( my family, my teammates, and you guys) won 20 games. glad to celebrate it with you.
Tell you in three years if I like this deal for Mets. Tell you right now it's perfect for Jays. Right time to go all in, deal prospects
The Mets and Blue Jays have agreed in principle to a trade that will send R.A. Dickey to Toronto, according to Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports.
Josh Thole: .584 OPS, 3rd-worst in MLB in 2012 (min. 300 PA) Only ones worse- Brendan Ryan (.555) + Dee Gordon (.561)
John Buck: Had lowest batting average (.192) in MLB last season (min. 300 PA)
Everyone worry about Travis d'Arnaud's knee: Don't. Club source says Mets looked at his medicals and they were just fine.
execs love d'arnaud/syndergaard tandem for
#mets, assuming deal gets done. AA probably not loving the publicness of this.
Read more at http://www.mlbtraderumors.com/2012/12/mets-notes-dickey-blue-jays-darnaud-syndergaard.html?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter#iQdGIF6q18jz8vBK.99
I imagine elsewhere, trades aren't out in media until ready to be announced, or shortly beforehand. This back-and-forth probably happens in other trades, but it's not public at that point.
As many have pointed out, the Mets could delay d'Arnaud's arrival to MLB by at least 3 weeks to delay his free agency eligibility (like Ike) It may not be pretty to go with Buck/Recker, but, as I said last night, it's about 2014. No reason to rush anything
Also keep hearing from other places that
#Mets will "patch up" OF with lower-level FAs.
Sandy Alderson said recently:
"Again, it's hard for me to predict what exactly will happen," Alderson said. "But we're not going to spend the money in mid-December just because we have it. We may spend it in January. We may spend it at some other time. We may not spend it. But the important thing is we have the flexibility to make a baseball decision about that rather than be constrained by sort of an artificial financial limitation."
As of this moment, Sandy Alderson hasn't made a bad deal. But, he also hasn't made one since the Carlos Beltran for Zack Wheeler trade.
Will the addition of Travis d'Arnaud change the perception of Sandy overnight?
We have a good idea what might come down today... d'Arnaud, Syndergaard, Buck for Dickey and Thole... obbiously, this would be a win/win deal for two teams with two completely different objectives. Toronto wants to win now while the Mets need to build a future.
But, the deal isn't done yet so we're still at one great deal (Wheeler) no bad deals, and no other deals...
Is not making a bad deal good enough?
Can we honestly judge him at this point in the off-season?
And how has his brain trust handled the international FA/draft situation (I can answer that today)...
It should be a fun day to be a Mets fan. Let's get going.