Your Sunday morning dose of New York Mets and Major League Baseball news, notes, and links.
Meet the Mets
Still no resolution the R.A. Dickey trade talks but it sounds as if we're getting closer to one, as more information is slowly leaking about about the deal. The Mets will supposedly send Dickey, catcher Josh Thole and a non-elite prospect to Toronto in exchange for catcher Travis d'Arnaud, top pitching prospect Noah Syndergaard, veteran catcher John Buck, and a non-elite prospect. Reports say that the Blue Jays may also send the Mets cash or another prospect to cover a portion of Buck's $6 million salary. Joel Sherman says that while this may not be popular, it's a smart deal for both sides.
Around the Majors
Rafael Soriano is still on the free agent market but the Tigers say they will not be talked into pursuing the former Yankees closer.
Speaking of those Yankees, they're now considering a trade for Vernon Wells. Ahahahahaha, but seriously: that sounds awful.
The Phillies have signed former Nats lefty John Lannan to a one year, $2.5 million deal with performance bonuses. Not a bad deal for them. Also, they're intensifying their pursuit of Cody Ross but they seem to have some competition. A Ross-Phillies marriage is inevitable, as far as I'm concerned. Hate that guy.
Yesterday At AA
You can follow all of Amazin' Avenue's coverage of the Dickey trade by clicking over to our Story Stream.
Sam Page wrote an outstanding takedown of Ken Davidoff's R.A. Dickey article yesterday.
Rob Castellano gives us his thoughts on the screwy Baseball America Mets' Top 10 prospect list.