Another day and night passed Saturday with no resolution. R.A. Dickey is still a Met. But he does not figure to be for long. Since sources confirmed Friday night that the Mets and Blue Jays were working on a trade to send the reigning National League Cy Young Award winner north of the border, the deal has reportedly grown to include at least seven players, including three catchers. If and when the Blue Jays do complete a trade for Dickey, top catching prospect Travis d'Arnaud will be a part of it, a source confirmed earlier Saturday. The rest of the deal has apparently grown to include multiple players on both sides. The New York Post reported Saturday night that the two teams are discussing a seven-player deal that would send Dickey, catcher Josh Thole and a non-elite prospect to the Jays for d'Arnaud, catcher John Buck, left-hander Noah Syndergaard and another non-elite prospect. The report indicated that the Jays might also send cash or an additional prospect to the Mets to offset Buck's salary. Mets and Blue Jays officials have both been publicly silent since Friday. Mets general manager Sandy Alderson did not respond to a message seeking comment. In any permutation of the deal, Alderson has made it known that he is seeking a "difference maker" for Dickey, and he appears to have negotiated at least that much with the inclusion of d'Arnaud. Long considered one of the top young talents in baseball, d'Arnaud clocked in at No. 11 on MLB.com's 2012 Prospect Watch. The Jays initially acquired the backstop from the Phillies in 2009 for another Cy Young winner, Roy Halladay, and d'Arnaud might have already made his big league debut had he not suffered a season-ending ligament tear in his left knee in June.
Multiple players added to potential Dickey deal
MLB.com | Dec 16