Reader Weigh-In: R.A. Dickey Trade
Oct. 2, 2012; Miami, FL, USA; New York Mets starting pitcher R.A. Dickey (43) throws during the second inning against the Miami Marlins at Marlins Park. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY SportsNothing is official yet, and trust us, once it is we will bring you all the details of the R.A. Dickey trade to your Toronto Blue Jays. That said, rumors persisted throughout the night about the deal, who was included, and who was not.
As of this writing, the trade appears to be on the verge of becoming consummated. Adam Rubin of ESPN New York is reporting that Dickey has not yet engaged in extension talks with the Blue Jays, a formality that Toronto would have to insist on in any such deal. The package going to the New York Mets would include top prospect Travis d’Arnaud and could possibly include Anthony Gose as well. There has been no indication of any inclusion of other players or prospects coming with Dickey from New York, which one would have to imagine Alex Anthopoulos insisting on an additional return if Gose is also included.
Given the fervent reaction of Blue Jays fans on Twitter last night, lined up on both sides of the fence, we want to hear what your reaction to the rumored trade of R.A. Dickey to the Blue Jays. We want to hear about your excitement or your anguish about giving up top prospects for a 38-year-old knuckleballer.
It is time for the readers to weigh in: