Most of the attention from the Mets-Blue Jays blockbuster centered around Toronto's acquisition of R.A. Dickey, and rightfully so. It's not everyday a reigning Cy Young winner is dealt.
However, looking to strengthen their young core with eyes on future success, the Mets did well to secure an impressive haul of prospects in exchange for the 38-year-old starter.
Travis d'Arnaud is the top catching prospect in all of baseball, and likely would have made his MLB debut last season had it not been for an injury. In 67 games at Triple-A, he hit for a .333 batting average, 16 home runs and 52 RBI.
In all likelihood, he will be the Mets' everyday catcher at some point in 2013 and for years to come.
New York also landed 20-year-old right-hander Noah Syndergaard, who went 8-5 with a 2.60 ERA and 10.6 K/9 last season at Single-A. He has tremendous upside, and could climb the ladder quickly if he enjoys the same level of success in his first taste of Double-A this coming season.
The team also got a raw 18-year-old outfield prospect in Venezuelan import Wuilmer Becerra and a stopgap option behind the plate until d'Arnaud is ready in John Buck.
It's never easy to pull the trigger on dealing someone like Dickey, but the Mets made the most of it and could end up being big winners in this one a few years down the road.