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Mets trade catcher Blake Forsythe to A's for future considerations

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Third-rounder drafted by the Mets in 2010 out of the University of Tennessee

Clinton Riddle

Blake Forsythe, 24-year-old catcher for the Double-A Binghamton Mets and brother of Tampa Bay Rays' utility man Logan Forsythe, has been traded to the Oakland Athletics for future considerations.

Forsythe is a third-round 2010 pick out of the University of Tennessee, and had yet to appear for Binghamton this season. In 88 games last year, he batted .192/.271/.362 in 307 at-bats with 10 home runs and 101 strikeouts.

Rob Castellano spoke with Forsythe in 2011 and shared the conversation here on Amazin' Avenue.

Rob: In college you were a big-time power hitter and it just didn't seem to show up in the pros and standing here with you, you're a big guy! So I'm expecting that power to come, so is that something that you're looking at going into 2011?

Forsythe: Absolutely. That's part of my game and you know I took that into college and I plan on bringing that into pro ball. I look forward to this season and playing the game that I can and what they want me to. I think it's a complete package; I take a lot of pride in my catching as well and my hitting will be there too.

So long to "a big guy"!