Contract negotiations between R.A. Dickey and the Blue Jays “have ended successfully at an affordable rate,” Richard Griffin of the Toronto Star reports. The Blue Jays will examine the knuckleballer at their Spring Training site before making an announcement, according to Griffin. The deal is “likely” worth more than the two-year, $26MM deal Dickey had asked for from the Mets, Griffin reports. Toronto GM Alex Anthopoulos is believed to have met with Dickey at his home to discuss a deal, according to Griffin.
The Blue Jays have until tomorrow at 1pm CDT to reach an agreement on an extension with Dickey. Assuming Dickey’s physical goes as expected, he’ll join the Blue Jays along with Josh Thole and a prospect. In return, the Mets would obtain Travis d’Arnaud, Noah Syndergaard, John Buck and a prospect.
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