Mets officially trade Dickey to Blue Jays in seven-player blockbuster
The Toronto Blue Jays and New York Mets have officially completed the blockbuster trade that will send N.L. Cy Young award winner R.A. Dickey to Toronto, according to Dickey on twitter.
In exchange, the Blue Jays send top prospects Travis d'Arnaud and and Noah Syndergaard to New York, along with veteran catcher John Buck and outfielder Wuilmer Becerra. In addition to Dickey, Toronto will also receive catchers Josh Thole and Mike Nickeas.
As part of the deal, Dickey and the Blue Jays reportedly came to terms on an extension that will see the knuckleballer earn $30 million over the next three years, with an option on the table for the 2016 season.
Dickey had a career year in 2012, winning the Cy Young after posting a record of 20-6 with a 2.73 earned run average and 230 strikeouts over 233 2/3 innings. The 38-year-old right-hander reportedly wanted a two-year extension worth $26 million.
The move is just the latest in a string of high profile deals involving the Blue Jays. They have a new manager in John Gibbons, signed infielder Maicer Izturis and outfielder Melky Cabrera as free agents and made a blockbuster deal in November to acquire Buck, outfielder Emilio Bonafacio, pitchers Josh Johnson and Mark Buehrle and former Mets shortstop Jose Reyes from the Marlins.