“I think it’s important for me to grieve leaving New York,” Dickey said on Tuesday. “I had a proverbial home there. I had a home among fans. I had a home in an organization.”
“Thank you for making me feel wanted,” R.A. Dickey tweeted just before the official trade announcement.
New York will send Dickey, catcher Josh Thole and catcher Mike Nickeas to Toronto for d’Arnaud, pitching prospect Noah Syndergaard, Major League catcher John Buck and 18-year-old outfield prospect Wuilmer Becerra.
Catcher Mike Nickeas is staying with the New York Mets, agreeing to a minor league contract.
Catcher Kelly Shoppach has been acquired by the New York Mets from the Boston Red Sox for a player to be named following a waiver claim.
This is not the dramatic move that Mets fans had hoped for, but it is a solid, understated pickup. And it’s a good start to reshaping the Mets.
The Mets’ defense betrayed them on Sunday night as they lost to the Dodgers 8-3.
Dickey, who characterized the Mets’ appeal as a “Hail Mary,” didn’t sound all too positive that he’d welcome the unlikely ruling.
The Mets made room for catcher Josh Thole by demoting Rob Johnson and placed starter Chris Schwinden on waivers, promoting reliever Elvin Ramirez.
Right-handed pitcher Elvin Ramirez and catcher Josh Thole are expected to join the Mets on Friday in time for their series opener against the St. Louis Cardinals at Citi Field, the club has confirmed.
Plenty of no-name Mets are contributing to the Amazins’ unexpected rise toward becoming NL East contenders.
Johan Santana dazzled the Padres as he earned a complete game shutout on Saturday. The Mets won 9-0.
Johan Santana won for the first time in 20 months, finally getting some run support from his teammates, and the New York Mets beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 4-3 on Saturday to snap a four-game losing streak.
New York lost 18-9 to the Colorado Rockies on Friday night, done in by six errors and an 11-run inning by the Rockies that overwhelmed the offensive display by Scott Hairston, who hit for the cycle.
Well, it had to end sometime, didn’t it?
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