The Mets and Blue Jays have agreed in principle to a trade which will send R.A. Dickey and Josh Thole to Toronto for their top prospect C Travis d’Arnaud, C John Buck and RHP Noah Syndergaard, according to Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports.
Both teams will also include another minor leaguer, or the Blue Jays could reportedly add cash to the deal instead.
Rosenthal says that Dickey and the Blue Jays now have until Tuesday at 2:00 pm ET to agree to a contract extension to make the deal official.
This is a done deal that now hinges solely on whether Dickey and the Jays could work out an extension deal.
Dickey had been asking the Mets for less than a fair market value deal considered to be two years for $26 million. He referred to this as an “olive branch”.
However, he just picked up some leverage here and could demand fair market value which could put the deal at possibly three years and a minimum of $15 million annually based on what much lesser pitchers have gotten this Winter.