That's twice now. Twice teams have done the unthinkable, at least by recent baseball standards. Twice teams have said, "Enough with our precious prospects. We're going for it."
First, it was the Kansas City Royals, trading one of the game's most promising young hitters, Wil Myers, and a highly regarded young pitcher, Jake Odorizzi, in a deal for Tampa Bay right-handers James Shields and Wade Davis.
Now, it's the Toronto Blue Jays, who are on the verge of moving the game's top young catcher, Travis D'Arnaud, and a gifted young pitcher, Noah Syndergaard, in a deal for National League Cy Young Award winner R.A. Dickey.
I liked the Royals' trade because they acquired 40 percent of their 2013 rotation without giving up a single major leaguer. I've had a more difficult time coming around to the Jays' deal. But I get it, and I applaud it. In fact, I'm starting to love it.
The trade is on the verge of completion -- Dickey agreed to a two-year, $25 million extension Monday, pending a phy...