Sandy Alderson did the right thing here.
He waited till the market became scarce of quality pitching and then used that leverage to get what he wanted (knowing that Dickey's demands for a very reasonable contract would make him even more valuable to teams looking for a very good SP)
Where can you get a SP of Dickey's caliber over the last 3 years for 31 million dollars over the next 3 years?
Sandy's patience here (although we rightfully kill him for it at times) worked here.
If Sandy didn't take JPA and Gose for Dickey, i doubt he would have accepted a deal around Bourjos.
This was a "get the right prospects" or "bring Dickey back" type move.
If the deal doesn't include Flores then I don't know what we're going to do with him
Andy Martino said according to his sources Dickey has no problem with Toronto and contracts don't take overnight so there is a possibility this goes to the deadline (and maybe even a little later depending on when its announced)
Either way, i really don't see why Dickey wouldn't sign.
He is more likely to get his demands met with Toronto then he is with the Mets.
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His stats could presumably explode when he hits AAA Las Vegas and the PCL.
Either that or they will make it their business to give him a shot at 2nd base.
He still can be very attractive to a team just for his potential bat.
Still no word on who the 2 mystery prospects are?
New Orleans Saints
Duke Blue Devils
You know another thing here is too is that the Blue Jays are a much better team than the Mets going into next year and have a much better shot of being a perennial playoff contender while he is there.
I think that matters to Dickey too even though we know money is always the driving factor.