Fallout from the Dickey Trade: Tuesday Links

Greg Fiume

Here's a Tuesday Morning's worth of reading about the Dickey trade from all over the Net and the MSM.

LIVE FROM NEW YORK

Mets get phenom d’Arnoud as Dickey signs extension with Jays - NYPOST.com
The NWHy Pohst's reyakshun. Thay seem to have a spalling problam.

R.A. Dickey passes physical in Toronto, deal that sends Cy Young winner from NY Mets to Blue Jays is official - NY Daily News
NY Daily News' summary. These guys can spell.

In R.A. Dickey trade, NY Mets get big-time prospect in catcher Travis d'Arnaud in return - NY Daily News


When you have a young catcher with a bat this thrilling, you cannot help but wonder about his defense. You ask yourself if he will be devoted to his most important job, collaborating with a pitching staff. You hope that there’s a little Brad Ausmus in there with his Jorge Posada.

R. A. Dickey Climbs Mountains; the Mets Dig Holes - NYTimes.com
An opinion in the NY Times' on the Trade.

Mets, Unable to Lock Up Dickey, Capitalize on Value With Trade - NYTimes.com
The Times' Summary of the deal.

R.A. Dickey deserved better from the Mets - thestar.com
From the NY Times. Instead of the BS hit piece, NYT says that Dickey deserved better from his former team.

Done Deal: Mets Trade R.A. Dickey To Blue Jays - Amazin' Avenue
Amazing Ave's thread stream on the deal. Looks a lot like ours.

TORONTO REACTION

R.A. Dickey will be fan favourite with Blue Jays: Griffin - thestar.com
Former PR Guy of the Expos looks at RA Dickey. Loves him.

Blue Jays GM Alex Anthopoulos on payroll, a personal touch and the art of secrecy: Griffin - thestar.com
Griff looks at the trade details.

R.A. Dickey trade all about timing for Toronto Blue Jays | MLB | Sports | National Post
Lott looks at the Dickey trade.

Let’s applaud Jays' Anthopoulos for Dickey deal - The Globe and Mail
Blair's take on the deal.

"We know now that Alex Anthopoulos is no fan of prospect porn"

UGH. Blair doesn't get it. AA is (and mentioned that in his interview on Prime Time Sports), but unlike many fans of prospect porn he gets the goal of ANY team is to WIN not just collect prospects.

The Blue Jay Hunter: Going All-In with R.A. Dickey
Ian's take on the DIckey Trade

Have Some Perspective Jays Fans - Jays Journal - A Toronto Blue Jays Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

When news broke that the Toronto Blue Jays were trading for R.A. Dickey there was obviously a lot of excitement among the Blue Jays fan base. When Blue Jays fans found out Travis D’Arnaud and Noah Syndergaard could be a part of the trade the excitement turned into skepticism. After all D’Arnaud and Syndergaard were among the Blue Jays top prospects and no one knows how long the Blue Jays will have Dickey.

The Southpaw: There's a New Sheriff in Town

There's so much excellent commentary out there that a lot of this is simply going to be a paraphrase of things you've heard others say and I acknowledge that but they are consistent with my own thinking so when I happen to parallel an already expressed view so be it.

Welcome to Toronto Mr. Dickey | 500 Level Fan


We’re not simply planning to contend – we’re planning to win.

Hum and Chuck: All In
Joanna looks at the Dickey trade.

Dickey Passes His Physical, Has An Option Year, And We Have A Whole Podcast About Him | Drunk Jays Fans | Blogs | theScore.com
Drunken Jays Fans take via podcast.

Minor Leaguer's Addition:

The Dickeyfication of Blue Jays Fans - Infield Fly

FROM THE SBNATION

Blue Jays trade for R.A. Dickey, agree to terms on extension - Bucs Dugout

This isn't Pirates-related, but it seems worthy of a thread here. The Mets have traded R.A. Dickey, Josh Thole, and a prospect to the Blue Jays for Travis d'Arnaud, Noah Syndergaard, John Buck and...

Trade Analysis: R.A. Dickey to the Blue Jays - Beyond the Box Score

"The Blue Jays are now the best team in the AL East, not to mention a team I would not want to face in the playoffs. R.A. Dickey probably won't win another Cy Young award, but he will thrive in Toronto. The Blue Jays never regret this deal."

I hope this is correct.

The Jays get Dickey, the Red Sox get Drew, the Yankees get a Lovely Winter Day - Pinstriped Bible
Pinstripe Bible's take on the Dickey Deal.

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