Dickey To Toronto Almost Official

By Rich Sparago

According to Ken Rosenthal, the R.A. Dickey trade to the Blue Jays has been agreed to in principle. The players involved in the deal are set, and the deal is contingent upon Dickey agreeing to a contract extension with Toronto. The Blue Jays and Dickey have until Tuesday at 2 p.m. to agree to a contract extension. Giving a team that is acquiring a player a window to negotiate a contract is normal procedure, in fact the Mets did so with Johan Santana in 2008 before completing their deal with the Minnesota Twins.

From the New York Post, the Mets will send Dickey, Josh Thole, and a “non-elite” prospect to Toronto for catching prospect Travis d’Arnaud,

March 16, 2012; Dunedin, FL, USA; Toronto Blue Jays catcher Travis d

catcher John Buck, pitching prospect Noah Syndergaard, and another prospect. The Mets may also receive some cash to offset the $6 million that Buck will earn in 2013.

The details of the deal are not public yet, so the players reported above are assumed to be in the trade. If the players noted are in fact in the deal, the Mets would not be getting an outfielder (such as Anthony Gose or Rajai Davis) as had been previously speculated. Keep checking Rising Apple for further information on the Mets/Blue Jays deal.