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The New York Mets and Toronto Blue Jays have agreed to the parameters of a seven or eight player deal that would send reigning National League Cy Young award winner R.A. Dickey to the Toronto Blue Jays for a package of players. Details have emerged as to which prospects would be included in the deal.
The Mets would trade Dickey, catcher Josh Thole and an unnamed “non-elite” prospect to the Blue Jays in exchange for top catching prospect Travis d’Arnaud, pitching prospect Noah Syndergaard and another unnamed “Non-elite” prospect. Toronto would also send catcher John Buck to New York in the proposed trade.
The deal basically boils down to Dickey for d’Arnaud. While many feel as if the Blue Jays would be getting a steal by acquiring the 2012 Cy Young winner in the senior circuit, there are just as many people around baseball who are surprised that Toronto would be willing to part with a top level prospect such as d’Arnaud. Trading J.P. Arencibia would have been one thing, but moving d’Arnaud is another.
Even if it is for a Cy Young pitcher.
Keep in mind, Dickey is 38-years-old. d’Arnaud is just 23.
This further illustrates that the Blue Jays are going all in for the next couple of seasons, highlighted by the mega deal they pulled off while fleecing the Miami Marlins or Jose Reyes, Josh Johnson and Mark Buehrle earlier this offseason. This could give them the best chance to win the American League East in nearly two decades.
The deal is still contingent upon Dickey agreeing to at least a two year contract extension with Toronto. He was believed to be seeking a two year deal worth $26 million from New York, while they were reportedly offering a two year contract worth $20 million. That led to some tense talks and exchanges, which led to these trade discussions.
At this point, it appears as if the Blue Jays and Dickey have a 72 hour window to agree to a contract to make this deal official. What is unknown if the same deal that Dickey was seeking in New York would be enough to satisfy him in Toronto, considering the difference in exchange rates and taxes in Canada. That could lead to lengthier talks, although most still expect the deal to get done sooner rather than later.
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