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    Anthony DiComo of MLB.com was told by "two people involved" not to expect any resolution involving R.A. Dickey on Friday.
    Multiple reports have indicated that the Blue Jays are the frontrunners to land Dickey, but it appears he'll remain with the Mets for at least one more day. The Rangers are reportedly out of the bidding while the Angels and Orioles have been mentioned as potential suitors.
    Just let the Angels have him. I think Daniels should call up Rick Helling and Aaron Sele. Sounds like a good idea to me!
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    Quote Originally Posted by stipe1280 View Post
    Great. Dickey was able to do some nice things at Citi Field. The Ballpark isn't like Citi Field.

    The thing with knuckleballers is that it's not easy to hit particular spots with that pitch. Now, when you miss your spot in New York, chances are the ball will still stay in the yard. In Arlington, it's bye bye birdie.

    Dickey also benefited pitching in the NL the last few years. He has zero success rate in the AL, even after learning the knuckler. He's not going to get to face the pitcher in the AL. The hitters are much better over here in the American League.

    So, say what you want about him. If he was so great, then the Mets should be doing anything and everything they could to keep him there. They're not...and for good reason.
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    Officials: NY Mets appear close to trading R.A. Dickey ...
    Toronto Blue Jays the frontrunners but Baltimore Orioles also in the mix
    Although it may be too soon to say that Dickey is definitely headed out of town, sources say the pitcher and team have not negotiated since Wednesday and that GM Sandy Alderson has been involved in intense trade discussions on Thursday and Friday.

    BY ANDY MARTINO / NEW YORK DAILY NEWS

    PUBLISHED: FRIDAY, DECEMBER 14, 2012, 4:11 PM
    UPDATED: FRIDAY, DECEMBER 14, 2012, 5:32 PM


    Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/ba...#ixzz2F5RD8Qga
    The Mets appear to be moving closer to trading Cy Young Award winner R.A. Dickey, according to baseball officials familiar with the situation.

    Those officials identified the Toronto Blue Jays as the most likely team with the Baltimore Orioles as another possible suitor. The Texas Rangers were believed to be in the mix, but sources say they are no longer involved in any Dickey trade talks.

    Reports indicating that Dickey was unwilling to sign an extension with Toronto are false, according to sources.

    Although it may be too soon to say that Dickey is definitely headed out of town, sources say the pitcher and team have not negotiated since Wednesday and that GM Sandy Alderson has been involved in intense trade discussions on Thursday and Friday.

    As of Friday afternoon, the deal did not appear to be done and the exact trade packages were not known.
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    Terrific

    According to Jeff Passan of Yahoo! Sports, the Mets are on the verge of trading R.A. Dickey to the Blue Jays.
    Passan hears that Blue Jays would send prospect catcher Travis d'Arnaud back to the Mets, but similar to a report by Ken Rosenthal of FOXSports.com, more players are involved in the trade. The teams are currently looking at medicals, so it doesn't sound far off from being official.
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    Are you kidding me? They're giving up D'Arnaud and Gose for a year of a 37 year old knuckleballer. Thats highway robbery. I applaud the Mets for holding out and getting a premium package for an overrated pitcher. And I'm equally glad the Rangers didn't pay the price the Jays are about to.

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    That would be us giving up Profar and Perez/Grimm/Buckel

    Just no way. Huge overpayment from the Jays

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    Quote Originally Posted by Young2Kinsler View Post
    That would be us giving up Profar and Perez/Grimm/Buckel

    Just no way. Huge overpayment from the Jays
    Yup. And people here are still crying about us not getting Dickey

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    This is the one offseason move I'm extremely glad we didn't get involved seriously in.
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    Wow... I would have liked getting him but but wouldn't have gave nearly that much for him. Glad we stayed out of that.
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    I agree that they gave up a lot. However, the Blue Jays had 4 catchers on the roster. You could argue that all 4 of their catchers are better than the Rangers best option right now. The Jays have a pretty decent team and all they did was trade excess at one position for a top half of the rotation pitcher. Would you rather have a player at AAA/sitting on the bench, or a very solid pitcher (I refuse to call Dickey an ace despite him winning the Cy Young). The Red Sox & Yankees have finally quit spending money. The Rays just traded a top tier pitcher. Baltimore won a ton of 1-run games last year, hence their great record. Point is the AL East is wide open for the first time in years. Hats off to the Jays for seeing this and doing what it takes to try and win the AL East.

    I do agree that this is a trade I am glad the Rangers stayed away from though.

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    IMHO, I think it was a great move for the jays, they made that big trade with the marlins to make a statement that they r in win now mode and now they traded for a very good pitcher by just using luxury assets....I applaud the jays for making these bold moves at a time when the division is wide open.

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    Good for the Jays...would've been bad for us.

    I'm ok with all of this.

    Who needs Josh Hamilton when you can have this for $11m?

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    Yea I mean they are playing to win now. What we should have done a year ago. If it doesn't work out, so be it. They see their opportunity with the Sox and Yankees stranded in tax hell, and they want to make a move quickly. They figure they may not have the opportunity for awhile.

    Not saying we should have done the same, but this was the time to make a move for us the past year. Sox and Yanks fell out, we were fighting off the rebuilding Rays, Detroit and Angels. Now Detroit and the Angels are a force, and the Sox and Yanks will be back soon enough to elite form. Not to mention we are stuck against whoever the hell the NL throws at us, which we couldn't beat the Cards or Giants, hard to believe we could ever hold a candle against the new look Dodgers.
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