R.A. Dickey headed to Blue Jays, Pending Extension
(NEW YORK) — The 2012 National League Cy Young award winner may be on his way to Toronto. R.A. Dickey is reportedly headed to the Blue Jays in a seven-player deal that is still pending on Dickey signing an extension by the 2 p.m. ET deadline on Tuesday, according to FoxSports.com.
Dickey was seeking an additional $26 million to $28 million over the next two seasons from the New York Mets, but the sides have yet to come to a new contract. The New York Post reported that the deal will also send catcher Josh Thole and a prospect to Toronto for catchers Travis d’Arnaud and John Buck, right-handed pitching prospect Noah Syndergaard and a third prospect.
The only other two pitchers to win a Cy Young Award for the Mets were Tom Seaver and Dwight Gooden.
d’Arnaud, 23, has long ranked among the top young talents in baseball, and was acquired by the Blue Jays in 2009, after they traded away a former Cy-Young award winner Roy Halladay.
Dickey would join a Blue Jays staff of Mark Buerhle and Josh Johnson, two players that have come over in trades during the offseason.
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