Adam Rubin recaps the Mets conference call on the 7 player trade that revolved around R.A. Dickey going to Toronto for Travis d’Arnaud. Below is an excerpt. Click here to read the rest.
Travis d’Arnaud had been part of trade proposal for 10 days. Alderson did not accept until Noah Syndergaard was included. Anthopoulos said he understood, because when he was shopping Roy Halladay years ago, he wanted multiple blue-chip prospects back, not solely relying on one primary prospect.
“I think it comes down to how you evaluate R.A., and that’s going to define the result of this trade for us — how he performs,” Anthopoulos said. “We evaluate him as a front-of-the-rotation starter. Clearly, he won the Cy Young. He’s pitched like one the last three years. I think he doesn’t get hte credit and the respect he deserves because of his age and because of what he does throw. And I understand it’s so rare. But there’s so much overwhelming data and evidence to point to him continuing this success. He’s gotten better every single year.”