Showing posts with label Trading Dickey. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Trading Dickey. Show all posts

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Rumor Mill: Mets getting close on Dickey Trade

The Mets are closing in on the trade that will send the reining NL Cy-Young Award winner R.A. Dickey to the Blue Jays...

It's currently a 3-for-4 trade according to Sherman (all Twitter links). Dickey, Thole, and a prospect will go to Toronto for d'Arnaud, Syndergaard, John Buck, and a prospect. Sherman says the two unnamed prospects would not be elite guys. He adds that the framework could change since the Blue Jays will send the Mets money to help cover Buck's salary.

Evaluators around baseball are beyond shocked that Toronto is talking about trading d'Arnaud for a player with one year on his contract in Dickey, according to Buster Olney of (Twitter links).  The broad perception in the industry is that if the Mets pull off the deal, it's an incredible trade for them.

The combination of Syndergaard and d'Arnaud seems like an overpay by the Blue Jays unless they can get Dickey to sign an extension and also land a quality prospect in the deal, tweets Ken Rosenthal of  Rosenthal adds that he wants to see the full deal before making a judgement on it, but Joel Sherman of the New York Post reported yesterday that neither prospect in the deal will be an elite one.

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Rumor Mill: Seven Player deal with Blue Jays??

Rumor Mill:

As of this morning, the deal had four players coming to the Mets and three to the Blue Jays, according to Mike Puma of the New York Post (Twitter links).

Toronto also wants a catcher back in the deal, and that could be Thole.  The Mets have discussed getting pitching prospect Noah Syndergaard in the deal as well, Puma tweets.

The two teams are inching towards the finish line, a source tells Passan (via Twitter).  At least some players' medicals have been reviewed and a deal is imminent.

Jon Heyman of says the two sides have agreed that d'Arnaud can be the centerpiece of the trade after the Mets rejected a Gose/J.P. Arencibia package (all Twitter links). Once they finalize the rest of the players involved, it's believed Dickey will talk about an extension with Toronto.

It is believed from what I read that the Mets will send Pitcher R.A. Dickey, Catcher Josh Thole, and either RHP Jeurys Familia or IF/OF Wilmer Flores for Catcher Travis d'Arnaud, Catcher John Buck, OF Anthony Gose, and  LHP Noah Syndergaard.... Nothing Confirmed yet!

Stay Tuned!

Rumor Mill: Mets nearing a deal with Blue Jays for Dickey

Rumor Mill:

The Blue Jays and Mets are nearing a trade that would send R.A. Dickey to Toronto for top prospect Travis d'Arnaud according to Jeff Passan of Yahoo! Sports. Other players involved in the deal are unconfirmed.

Richard Griffin of The Toronto Star reports (on Twitter) that the Blue Jays need to sign Dickey to an extension and receive a top prospect from the Mets if they're going to include d'Arnaud and Gose in the trade.

Dickey has not yet engaged the Blue Jays in contract extension talks, reports Adam Rubin of ESPN New York. He also has yet to be asked to take a physical.

The Blue Jays are willing to include d'Arnaud and Anthony Gose in the trade according to Andy Martino of the New York Daily News (Twitter links). Any other names remain unconfirmed.

Martino reports (on Twitter) that the Blue Jays have been reviewing Dickey's medicals since yesterday afternoon.

Joel Sherman reports (on Twitter) that Gose is not part of the trade talks for Dickey. The Blue Jays are building a package around d'Arnaud.

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Rumor Mill: Mets up offer to Dickey - Not Good Enough, Trade still being explored?

According to the New York Daily News, “team insiders continued to indicate an irreversible aversion” to matching Dickey’s desired deal, reportedly $31 million over three years, including the $5 million he’s slated to earn in 2013.

Meanwhile, the New York Post reported there’s “little chance” the knuckleballer would get a no-trade clause from Mets brass.

“Dickey wants this deal so bad, he’ll probably do it,” a source told the Post.

New York reportedly upped its offer this week to three years at $25 million, closing the gap to around $6 million from the knuckleballer’s asking price. An American League exec told the Post that it sounded like “a pretty fair offer.”

General manager Sandy Alderson told reporters there was “some progress” in the ongoing Dickey talks, and he hoped to have “more clarity in a few days” — one way or another. With the market shaking out, trading Dickey has to still be considered as a real possibility.

The Mets “consider four teams as ‘serious’ potential trade partners” for Dickey, meaning they’d include one major prospect, the Post reported. But the Mets reportedly want more than one top prospect.

So in conclusion, either one team caves in and gives the Mets what they want or they will have to give Dickey what he wants.... DD   Still say he will be traded...

Will the Mets..... free polls 

Tuesday, December 04, 2012

Rumor Mill: Latest Dickey Rumblings

Latest Dickey Rumblings:

Dollars, not years, are the stumbling block in extension talks between Dickey and the Mets, Dickey's agent tells Adam Rubin of
Dickey's agent Bo McKinnis says little progress has been made with the Mets in extension talks, according to Brian Costa of the Wall Street Journal (via Twitter). "We're just talking in different neighborhoods in terms of dollars," McKinnis said.
McKinnis wouldn't be surprised if Dickey is traded, tweets Adam Rubin of
The Mets are telling teams that they won't go the "Carlos Beltran route" with Dickey and just trade him for one prospect, according to Joel Sherman of the New York Post. Because suitors would have Dickey for a full year rather than a half-season and would have a better chance of extending Dickey, the Mets are seeking multiple prospects (Twitterlinks).

Once Greinke signs somewhere, We will know Dickey's fate

Free agent pitcher Zack Greinke, the 29-year-old right-hander who, by the end of these meetings, may end up the richest pitcher in history.

He is being wooed by the Rangers, Nationals, Red Sox, Angels, Royals, Tigers, Padres and, of course, the Dodgers -  who have become the Yankees of the National League.  Many of those teams if they shut of out the Greinke sweepstakes will turn lower tier pitchers like Kyle Lohse or Anibal Sanchez.. Other teams will look to trade alternatives including pitchers  Dickey, Price, Shields...

That puts Sandy Alderson in a better position to raise the price or get what he has asked for already in a Dickey trade without breaking a sweat..

So while many are waiting for R.A. Dickey to get traded or wonder why it has been taking so long, there is your answer...

The Mets have laid the ground work to teams to say, "Dickey is Available ", "What do you have to offer?"  Now they just wait to see..

Evidence of this process was brought to my attention by Jeff Passan of CBS Sports... "The sentiment from more than a dozen executives and agents was consistent.. The rest of the pitching market is frozen until Greinke signs..."

Rumor Mill: Heyman lists the eight teams for Dickey

According to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports, R.A. Dickey has drawn interest from eight teams as it was reported yesterday. Heyman lists Royals, Orioles, Rangers, Dodgers, Diamondbacks, Red Sox, Blue Jays and Nationals. Of the eight, the Nats are least likely because the Mets prefer to trade outside the divison.

While trade talks are ongoing, Dickey and the Mets are also working on a two-year extension, a negotiation that is at two months and counting.

Teams have suggested Mets GM Sandy Alderson is naming high prices one cited by was Red Sox outfield prospect Jackie Bradley Jr. and shortstop prospect Xander Boegarts but the Mets understand the sky-high value on starting pitchers and Dickey's extra premium as a Cy Young winner.

The Mets are most interested in catching and outfield help back in trade, but Alderson is open to any talent and generally looking for the best available.

The Royals have top outfield prospect Wil Myers but are thought to have rebuffed the idea of Myers in a Dickey trade, preferring to deal a package of younger prospects instead. The Blue Jays have young outfeilder Anthony Gose and avaialble catcher J.P. Arencibia. The Rangers probably have the strongest farm system of the teams involved.

Monday, December 03, 2012

Rumor Mill: Blue Jays might make a package deal for Dickey

Jim Duquette of hears that the Blue Jays are one of the "serious suitors" for R.A. Dickey.

Duquette says that the Jays would send J.P. Arencibia and "others" to the Mets in the deal. Arencibia would make sense given that the Mets need catching help, but they would surely seek a better player as the headliner of a deal if they decide to trade Dickey.

I mentioned yesterday that J.P. Arencibia and Rajai Davis would be a good fit at Citi Field.....

The Red Sox are also interested in the knuckleballer, and the Royals have been mentioned as a possible suitor.

The Mets have to waiting for the Zach Greinke contract to get signed before they make a trade...It will bump the Dickey value up and the Mets can demand more!

Rumor Mill: Mets Meet with eight teams including the Red Sox about Dickey

Bradley Jr.
According to Adam Rubin of ESPN NY, the Mets met with eight teams Monday about R.A. Dickey.

The suitors include the Boston Red Sox.  Red Sox GM Ben Cherington and Alderson met Monday afternoon, with New York looking for top Red Sox prospects -  outfielder Jackie Bradley Jr. and shortstop Xander Boegarts in exchange for the Cy Young Award winner.

However, it's unlikely the Red Sox would part with those two prospects.

Boegarts is ranked #1 in the organization and Bradley is ranked #3.

Alderson insisted he had not resolved to trade Dickey, nor would he say the momentum had moved appreciably in that direction. Still, the GM added, he had not even spoken with Bo McKinnis, Dickey's agent, since arriving in Nashville.

Rumor Mill: Mets are seriously thinking about trading R.A. Dickey

According to multiple reports the Mets are seriously thinking about trading the reining NL Cy Young Award winner R.A. Dickey.

Sources have told ESPN’s Jayson Stark that the Amazins’ have gotten “serious” about trading Dickey, potentially as early as this week at the Winter Meetings.

The Rangers are perennial contenders for Dickey's services and the team that drafted him in 1996 — along with the Royals are seen as potential fits, Stark reported.

Alderson will certainly ask for top prospect Wil Myers in a deal with the Royals, but reports have indicated that Kansas City will be unlikely to part with the outfielder.

Thursday, November 08, 2012

Rumor Mill: Dickey getting shopped not signed? - Upton to Tigers?

According to Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports, the Mets have shown little actual interest in negotiating with Dickey, who is under contract for next season at $5 million.

Instead, they’re discussing him in trades at the GM meetings. If they get the right deal, they will just move on.

Trading Dickey, 38, probably is the right thing for the Mets to do, considering all of their holes.

But the Mets intend to pin this on Dickey, but they first need to make him a substantial offer.

Dickey, the Mets will say, wanted too much in a contract extension, so the team traded him rather than get suckered into a bad deal.

Many have reported that the Mets may have interest in Right Fielder Justin Upton of the Arizona Diamondbacks in a trade.

But it appears that one executive suggests the Detroit Tigers as a possible darkhorse for Upton.

The Diamondbacks want a shortstop or a third baseman, and the Tigers could offer third-base prospect Nick Castellanos and a combination of other players, including right fielder Avisail Garcia and pitchers Rick Porcello and Drew Smyly.

The Tigers at least have the players to make such a deal happen and Dave Dombrowski according to Fox's Rosenthal is one of the game’s boldest, most aggressive GMs.
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