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Old December 15 2012, 08:21 PM   #160
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Re: MLB Offseason 2012

Mr. Laser Beam wrote: View Post
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The Mets initiated a smear job campaign against Dickey earlier this week; his departure was sealed.

The trade is sounding marginally better for the Mets, as it's now being reported that d'Arnaud will be the centerpiece of the deal, but it's still a crapshoot. If he's healthy, he's the best catching prospect in the minors and one of the best position player prospects overall. He's an excellent hitting prospect, does pretty much everything except walk (and that's more a function of killing the minors than a bad approach), and he's a legitimate good defensive catcher.

On the other hand, he missed the second half of last season with what was reported as a torn PCL in his knee, suffered in a baserunning collision. Knee injuries and catchers do not go together well, and at first or right d'Arnaud's prospect value is a shell of its former self.
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