Showing posts with label Traded. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Traded. Show all posts

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Mets News: Trade RHP - Elvin Ramirez to Angels for Cash

Reliever Elvin Ramirez has been traded to the Los Angeles Angels for cash. The maneuver frees a 40-man roster spot.

Ramirez, 25, had a 5.48 ERA in 20 relief appearances at the major league level last season.

The Mets' 40-man roster now stands at 38.

Monday, December 17, 2012

Press Release: Mets Make it Official, Trade Dickey to Blue Jays

New York Mets Press Release:

The New York Mets today announced that they acquired catchers Travis d'Arnaud and John Buck, righthanded pitcher Noah Syndergaard and outfielder Wuilmer Becerra from the Toronto Blue Jays in exchange for righthanded pitcher R.A. Dickey and catchers Josh Thole and Mike Nickeas.

TRAVIS D'ARNAUD (pronounced "DAR-no")
The 23-year-old d'Arnaud was ranked by as the 11th-best prospect in all of baseball and the best catching prospect this past September. The righthanded hitter batted .333 (93-279) with 45 runs scored, 21 doubles, two triples, 16 home runs and 52 RBI with a .380 on-base percentage in 67 games with Toronto's Triple-A affiliate, Las Vegas (AAA) of the Pacific Coast League, last season. The Long Beach, Calif. native missed the final two months of the season after suffering a tear to the posterior cruciate ligament of his left knee which did not require surgery.

He was named the Eastern League's Most Valuable Player in 2011 after hitting .311 (132-424) with 72 runs scored, 33 doubles, 21 home runs and 78 RBI with a .371 on-base percentage with New Hampshire (AA). D'Arnaud also led the EL with a .542 slugging percentage and was named the league's best defensive catcher by EL managers.

A former first-round compensation selection by Philadelphia in 2007, d'Arnaud was acquired by the Blue Jays in the trade that sent Roy Halladay to the Phillies in December, 2009. The 6-2, 195-pounder has hit .286 (523-1,828) with 133 doubles, 66 home runs, 289 RBI with a .343 on-base percentage and a .474 slugging percentage in six minor league seasons. D'Arnaud has been named to four minor league All-Star teams during that span and twice played in MLB's Futures Game. His older brother Chase is an infielder with the Pittsburgh Pirates.

Mets, Jays complete trade for Dickey

Its official. R.A Dickey is officially a member of the Toronto Blue Jays. The Mets received arguably the best catching prospect in the game, Travis d'arnaud. In addition, they also received highly-touted pitching prospect Noah Syndergaard, veteran catcher John Buck, and 18-year old minor league outfielder Wuilmer Becerra. The Blue Jays received Dickey, and catchers Josh Thole and Mike Nickeas.

The NL CY Young Award winner signed a two year, $25 million extension with Toronto. The Blue Jays bulked up their roster earlier in the offseason by trading for Jose Reyes, Mark Buehrle, and Josh Johnson. Trading away some of their top prospects prove that the Jays are looking to win now.

In my opinion, this trade was a steal for the Mets. Dickey is an aging pitcher(he's 38), and you don't know what kind of numbers he is going to put up this season. This was a guy that came into spring training a couple of years ago who was unsure if he was going to even make the opening day roster. Now, he is the centerpiece of a blockbuster trade.

Travis d'arnaud is a guy who has the potential to be a perennial all star. The Mets haven't had an all star catcher singe the great Mike Piazza. There will be some fans who will want to see d'arnaud start on opening day. However, it may be a smart move to keep him in Triple-A for the first three weeks of the season. Why? Because if he plays 20 games in Vegas(Mets affiliate), then his free agency will be pushed back to 2019 instead of 2018.

Syndergaard is a hard throwing pitcher who also has a very high ceiling. He is a long way from the majors, but he is considered a top prospect. What seemed like a very weak farm system a few years ago, the Mets now have a load of prospects that have the potential to be great players at the next level. Will this trade for the Mets pay off? Only time will tell.

Dickey Agrees to Extension with Blue Jays, Pending Physical

Dickey landed in Florida to undergo his physical,'s Buster Olney reports (Twitter links). Some of the two-year, $25MM extension will be a signing bonus.

Assuming Dickey's physical goes as expected, he'll join the Blue Jays along with Josh Thole and a prospect. In return, the Mets would obtain Travis d'Arnaud, Noah Syndergaard, John Buck and a prospect.

The Mets New Players:

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Mets miss again, Nationals will acquire P Gio Gonzalez for 4 Prospects

The Nationals will acquire LHP Gio Gonzalez from the A’s in exchange for  prospects A.J. Cole, Derek Norris, Brad Peacock and Tom Milone, according to Keith Law of ESPN.

Last week,’s Ken Rosenthal said the Mets were among at least six teams pursuing Gonzalez. However, this past weekend, Jon Heyman of CBS Sports said the Mets would not include Jon Niese, Ike Davis or any top prospects in a package to the A’s for Gonzalez.

Peacock (#3), Cole (#4) and Norris (#9) all rank among the Nationals' top ten prospects, according to Baseball America's latest rankings. Peacock emerged as "one of the most exciting power arms in the high minors" this year, BA reports. The 23-year-old posted a 2.39 ERA with 10.9 K/9 and 2.9 BB/9 in the upper minors before getting called up to the Nationals and appearing in three games.

Cole posted a 4.04 ERA with 10.9 K/9 and 2.4 BB/9 in 89 innings at Class A this past season. The 2010 fourth rounder is just 19 years old and stands 6'4". Milone, 24, made his MLB debut this past season, posting a 3.81 ERA with 5.2 K/9 and 1.4 BB/9 in five starts with the Nationals. He spent most of the season at Triple-A, where he had a 3.22 ERA with 9.4 K/9 and 1.0 BB/9 in 148 1/3 innings.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Breaking News: K-Rod traded to Brewers

The Mets have traded K-Rod to the Milwaukee Brewers with cash for two players to be named later.

The Mets are expected to make Bobby Parnell the closer. The Mets also have Jason Isringhausen that can close out games as he did in the past...

There will be updates through out the day for more on this ...
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