Originally written on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 12/17/12
The Sports Xchange takes a closer look at reaction to the deal that sent National League Cy Young Award winner from the New York Mets to the Toronto Blue Jays. After Dickey agreed to a contract extension with Toronto, the Blue Jays received the knuckleballer as well as catchers Josh Thole and Mike Nickeas. In exchange, the Mets got major league catcher John Buck, catching prospect Travis d'Arnaud, right-hander Noah Syndergaard and outfielder Wuilmer Becerra. A sampling of what writers and columnists are Just Sayin' ...Ken Rosenthal, Fox Sports: The sheer idea of this trade is a window into the Jays' soul. Once general manager Alex Anthopoulos made his blockbuster with the Miami Marlins, there was no turning back. A team is either in or it's out. The middle is no place to be. The New York Yankees are old. The Boston Red Sox are in transition. The Blue Jays' time is now, even if this all seems a little rushed, even if the team's threshold for Dickey arguably should have been one...
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