• R.A. Dickey To The Blue Jays?

    Posted by on December 15th, 2012 · Comments (7)

    Man, Toronto is really loading for bear this off-season.

    Comments on R.A. Dickey To The Blue Jays?

    1. Raf
      December 15th, 2012 | 10:48 am

      It has been a fun offseason, I am looking forward to the 2013 season.

    2. Greg H.
      December 15th, 2012 | 1:25 pm

      I’m looking forward to seeing if the Dodgers and Jays are up to the task of fulfilling their checkbook destiny. At least one of them, and probably both of them will not.

    3. December 15th, 2012 | 2:24 pm

      This is a real gamble for the Mets, on the one hand Travis d’Amaud looks like the real deal but giving up Dickey, wow. Travis is just turning 24 (good age), good defensive catcher who can hit and hit with power. He is developing good plate discipline and has a year at AAA. The downside, the pressure for this young player to have an immediate impact will be considerable. If Dickey continues to perform at the level he did last year, and Travis gets off badly the fans will be calling for Sandy Alderson’s head. On top of that, the Mets have real pitching issues and without Dickey, they just got a lot worse. Taking all this into account I wouldn’t make the deal but I admit it’s a very close call.

    4. Corey
      December 15th, 2012 | 5:54 pm

      @ Joseph Maloney:
      You’re talking as if the Mets were gonna compete next year. Dickey isn’t going to help them win their next championship.

    5. 77yankees
      December 15th, 2012 | 8:53 pm

      @ Joseph Maloney:

      I think it’s a case of the Mets selling high on Dickey. Of course they could hold on to him & try to wait until July 31st if they fall out of the race, but if Dickey is 8-12 with a 4.00 ERA at that point they’ll have overplayed their hand.

      If d’Arnaud gets off to a slow start, the fans are going to have to be patient. Not everyone can bust out as stars behind the plate like Buster Posey right away.

    6. LMJ229
      December 15th, 2012 | 11:41 pm

      With what has gone on in Boston the past two years and the potential for a Yankee collapse (given their advanced age) the Jays see an opening to compete for the division title this year and they clearly are going for it. Good for them.

    7. MJ Recanati
      December 17th, 2012 | 12:58 pm

      Joseph Maloney wrote:

      The downside, the pressure for this young player to have an immediate impact will be considerable.

      There won’t be pressure on d’Arnaud or anyone else on the Mets (except for David Wright). The Mets will be horrible in 2013 and no one expects them to do anything but lose 90 games with dignity.

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