Knuckleball maestro R.A. Dickey may get his wish at a contract extension, but it will most likely be in another shade of blue.
The Toronto Blue Jays have emerged from the pack of teams interested in Dickey and are “close to agreeing on a trade” for the Mets pitcher, according to Jon Morosi and Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports. The Mets are reportedly looking for an outfielder (most likely Anthony Gose) and a catcher (J.P. Arencibia or Travis d’Arnaud) in the swap.
The reason Dickey is moving at all is that he has expressed interest in getting a contract extension beyond this year. He posted a stellar season for the Mets in 2012, when he won the National League Cy Young award on the back of a 20-6 record and 2.73 ERA with 233 2/3 innings pitched. While New York is reticent to give the 38-year-old an extension as the team looks to rebuild, the team has appeared willing to trade Dickey.
As of Friday, however, there was no confirmation that Toronto would give Dickey an extension if the trade...