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Mets, Jays in serious talks about R.A. Dickey deal

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09:00 AM ET 12.15 | The Toronto Blue Jays and New York Mets are close to agreeing on a trade that would send reigning National League Cy Young Award winner R.A. Dickey to Toronto, according to major league sources. The Mets have been working on parallel tracks with Dickey for weeks, negotiating a contract extension with him while also holding trade discussions. In recent days it became apparent that the Mets had received at least one acceptable trade offer. While the names in the trade are not finalized, outfielder Anthony Gose is likely to be included in the deal to New York. The Mets also are expected to acquire a catcher, either J.P. Arencibia or Travis d'Arnaud. The rebuilding Mets are said to prefer d'Arnaud because he would come at a lower salary with more years of control than Arencibia. One source familiar with the talks said d'Arnaud was very much in play as of Friday night. In order to surrender such a coveted prospect, the Blue Jays have sought to expand the deal and involve more players than just Dickey, Gose and d'Arnaud.

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December 15, 2012  11:11 AM ET

You knew this was gonna happen...the cheap **** Mets weren't gonna pay him...

December 15, 2012  11:31 AM ET

Two top good young players for a one shot wonder. Bad move blue jays.

December 15, 2012  11:47 AM ET

The Mets are giving up a old man in baseball terms for two or three journeyman or low level prospects in return probably the best the Mets could do.

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December 15, 2012  01:05 PM ET
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You knew this was gonna happen...the cheap **** Mets weren't gonna pay him...

I think that's a nice haul by the Mets. They weren't going to win the WS with Dickey, anyway. May as well get value back for him. Plus his trade value will never be higher than it is right now.

December 15, 2012  01:07 PM ET
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This deal is looking more and more complete.Gotta say, Toronto looks as if it revamped its rotation in a big way.Dickey. Johnson. Buerhle. Romero. Morrow. Drabek. If healthy...

Hope it pays off for them.

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December 15, 2012  02:07 PM ET
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Cheap ain't the word for it. dumbassdoodooheads is what they are

That's a much closer assessment.

December 15, 2012  02:15 PM ET
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Cheap ain't the word for it. dumbassdoodooheads is what they are

Why? It's not like the Mets are going to the WS anytime soon. You got a 38 year old knuckleballer coming off a career year. There will likely be some regression next year and with a knuckeballer, there is a chance (although I don't think it is likely) that he will fall off the table next year. Dickey's trade value is at its absolute max and you are getting a stud catching prospect in return.

The Mets have pitching and they need bats. I just think this deal makes tons of sense even if Mets fans don't like it.

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December 15, 2012  02:32 PM ET
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it was only a career year because the Mets scored runs for him. He pitched well before. And Dickey puts fans in the seats.

That is all very true. Good points. Carry on!

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December 15, 2012  02:45 PM ET
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Nothing you can do, but hope this regime has better luck with a trade than the past regimes .

Yeah, dealing for prospects is always somthing of a gamble. However, I think d'Arnaud is as close to "can't miss" as you can possibly get. I just think he's going to be a stud.

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December 15, 2012  03:21 PM ET
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Dickey for reyes ?:)

I like that idea.

December 15, 2012  04:10 PM ET

Looks like it may be more than just Dickey going to the Blue Jays. ....

 
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