The Toronto Blue Jays and New York Mets are close to agreeing on a trade that would send Cy Young award winner R.A. Dickey to Toronto, according to major league sources.
The Mets have been working on parallel tracks with Dickey for weeks, negotiating a contract extension with him while also holding trade discussions. In recent days it became apparent that the Mets had received at least one acceptable trade offer.
While the names in the trade are not finalized, outfielder Anthony Gose is likely to be included in the deal to New York. The Mets also are expected to acquire a catcher, either J.P. Arencibia or Travis d'Arnaud.
While it's not clear whether the Blue Jays have been granted a window to diccuss a contract extension with Dickey as a condition of the trade, his desire to be signed through 2015 is well known. Dickey's current contract expires at the end of the coming season.
The 38-year-old Dickey became the first knuckleball pitcher to win the Cy Young Award, an achievement...