Former Mets and Orioles GM, and current MLB Network analyst, Jim Duquette knows where his rumour bread is buttered, as he lays this Jays-related nugget on us:
Source – #Blue Jays are 1 of the serious suitors for RA Dickey – would include a package with a catcher (Arencibia) plus others.
— Jim Duquette (@Jim_Duquette) December 4, 2012
He follows it up by responding to a question:
Now… the equivalent of Bogaerts and Bradley it is not– that’s more like d’Arnaud and (were he still here) Marisnick– but that’s still a damn hefty price. Moises Sierra? Now you’re talking.
But, I mean, you keep Gose in the minors long enough and you’re looking at six years of control of him, plus four for Arencibia. I still don’t get how even that’s a reasonable price for a single season of Dickey, but… maybe it is.
Dave Cameron of FanGraphs tries to suss out what Dickey’s trade value might really be, and he figures that he’s not just a one-year player– that an extension will be likely with his new club, and that the Mets need to factor that into their asking price.
“If Greinke goes to one of the LA clubs, then maybe you’re asking Texas for Mike Olt and Leonys Martin,” Cameron writes. “If he goes to Texas, then maybe you’re asking the Dodgers for Zach Lee and Joc Pederson. If the Mets are willing to move Dickey, this is the kind of price they should be asking.”
Uh… yikes. So maybe that’s really the price. Of course, the Jays’ involvement is all just rumour, and probably meaningless.
So… there’s that.