I wonder how David Wright feels about all this lol
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15. Zack Wheeler, RHP, New York Mets, 5/30/90, Triple-A, 10-6, 3.20 ERA, 21 GS, 126.2 IP, 128:50 K:BB, .219 BAA
Wheeler was acquired from the San Francisco Giants for Carlos Beltran last year. He was a talented arm at the time and has established himself as the Mets top prospect since being acquired. Wheeler could still refine his command before he is a finished product, but he has the ceiling to be a top of the rotation starter.
22. Travis D’Arnaud, C, Toronto Blue Jays, 2/10/89, Triple-A, .333/.380/.595, 21 2B, 2 3B, 16 HR, 52 RBI, 1 SB, 59:19 K:BB in 279 AB
D’Arnaud has missed time due to a torn PCL that he suffered in late June. His strikeout rate was pretty alarming, but the power numbers and on-base totals were pretty impressive, still. D’Arnaud could be an offensive force for the Jays, who have a nice lineup developing in Toronto and in their minor league system. J.P. Arencibia is ahead of him, and, for some reason, the Jays just re-signed Jeff Mathis for two-years, $3 million (throwing away money?), so his future may be on hold.
Zack Wheeler Rank: 6 ETA: 2013 Position: RHP Age: 22, DOB: 05/30/1990 Bats: L, Throws: R Height: 6' 4", Weight: 185 Drafted: 2009, 1st (6) - SFWheeler, who came to the Mets from the Giants in the Carlos Beltran trade in 2011, can run his heavy fastball into the mid-90s consistently. His main breaking ball is a curve that has improved to the point of being another potentially plus pitch. Wheeler’s changeup has continued to develop well and gives him another option. He’s struggled with command in the past, though his walk rate plummeted in the second half of 2011 and continued to fall in 2012. A fingernail problem he had in 2010 seems to be a thing of the past and Wheeler was promoted to Triple-A Buffalo on August 4.
Travis d'Arnaud Rank: 11 ETA: 2013Position: CAge: 23, DOB: 02/10/1989Bats: R, Throws: RHeight: 6' 2", Weight: 195Drafted: 2007, 1st (37) - PHIWhen Toronto traded Roy Halladay to Philadelphia, d'Arnaud may not have been the top prospect in the deal, but he might end up being the best. He has terrific all-around skills that surpass those of current young big league catcher J.P. Arencibia. Behind the plate, d'Arnaud is agile and athletic, and he has plenty of arm to help control the running game. He started truly fulfilling his offensive potential with Double-A New Hampshire in 2011, showing the ability to hit for both average and power. He continued to hit the cover off the ball in 2012, putting up a slash line of .333/.380/.595 in 67 games with Triple-A Las Vegas. He got past a torn thumb ligament suffered while playing for Team USA to start the 2012 season on schedule, but a torn ligament in his left knee ended his
With that kind of package (TDA, Syndergaard, + prospect) I think we can get a better pitcher for the Jays need...not someone who is 38 and has question marks about his future.
I am not the only one thinking this way - with so many teams needing pitchers, there is a reason why Dickey hasn't been traded yet. Expectations are just too high for a 38yr old.
That's the other thing... if D'Arnaud + Wheeler are a wash... Do you honestly think that Syndergaard is worth Dickey?
And the Mets need a catcher really badly.
I think it's more the latter, no other team is willing to beat the Jays because D'Arnaud is offered and no one can top that.
The only other person was Wil Myers and he cost James Shields + Wade Davis who the Royals were really high on.
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Honestly who is available out there who is better? The only one comparable is Cliff Lee and who knows if he is actually available or not.
No other name has been said. Maybe David Price but again, why would they trade him to the Blue Jays? And if they did... you'd expect a package better than D'Arnaud + Gose + Sanchez + Syndergaard. Because, why would the Rays want to face Price ample times a year to have them beat him?
Or rather in the other sense... It can work the other way with the Jays also. Why would they want D'Arnaud + Gose + Sanchez + Syndergaard beating them in the future?