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Mets Morning News: Sandy Claus Is Coming To Town (But He Got Stuck In Traffic, So Blame Beltran!)

Your Sunday morning dose of New York Mets and Major League Baseball news, notes, and links.

Jeff Curry

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.

Toby Hyde has multiple scouting reports on d'Arnaud and Syndergaard.

Adam Rubin reviewed who he thinks will win this deal and where the Mets go from here.

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.

Keeping with the Angels, they've talked to the Tigers about a potential Rick Porcello trade. Despite seeming like he's been around forever, Porcello doesn't turn 24 until December 27th.

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.

Brock Mahan helps us to remember when Pedro Martinez joined the Mets and when Edgardo Alfonzo left the Mets.