Blue Jays To Acquire R.A. Dickey

The Mets are selling high on R.A. Dickey after the 38-year-old knuckleballer’s Cy Young season.

They have agreed in principle to a trade that will send Dickey to the Blue Jays, Ken Rosenthal reports (on Twitter). The deal is contingent on Toronto being able to work out a contract extension with Dickey and there will be a negotiating window of 72 hours, expiring Tuesday at 1pm CST (Twitter link). Andy Martino of the New York Daily News reports talks have already begun between Dickey (represented by agent Bo McKinnis) and the Blue Jays, but the exchange rate and taxes could prolong negotiations.

Last night, the deal was said to be a three-for-four swap with Dickey, Josh Thole, and a prospect going to Toronto for Travis d’Arnaud, Noah Syndergaard, John Buck, and a prospect. Neither prospect is expected to be of exceptionally high quality.

For more on this story visit: Ben Nicholson-Smith, MLB Trade Rumors