|Posted by Jinx Grand on December 17, 2012 at 2:20 PM|
Following his successful physical, R.A. Dickey has agreed to a two-year, $25 million contract extension that sends the knuckleballer to the Toronto Blue Jays from the New York Mets. According to FoxSports.com sources, Dickey and the Jays came to an agreed extension Monday morning that had been delaying the deal from going through on Sunday. The trade sends Dickey, catcher Josh Thole, and a non-elite prospect to the Blue Jays, and the Mets receive catcher Travis D'Arnaud, right-hander Noah Syndergaard, catcher John Buck, as well as a non-elite prospect.
With the deal, the Blue Jays bolster their rotation with the addition of Dickey, as they now offer Josh Johnson, Mark Buehrle, Brenden Morrow and Rickey Romero. From the Mets standpoint, they receive a great young catcher Travis D'Arnaud who produced a batting average of .333 at Triple-A Las Vegas.The Mets also improve their bullpen and pitching staff with Noah Syndergaard, a 20-year old right hander that posted an ERA of 2.60 in Single-A Lansing. He also had 122 strikeout in 103.2 innings.
While, on paper, the Jays may have gotten the better deal, I personally believe that the Mets received the better side of it. There is no doubt that Dickey will be remembered for his 20 win season last year, but the fact of the matter is that the Mets were able to sell Dickey high and get a lot in return for him. Not trying to say Dickey is terrible, but he is 38 years old and there are always questions about knuckleball pitchers.
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[Information in this article were obtained from http://msn.foxsports.com/mlb/story/toronto-blue-jays-new-york-mets-ra-dickey-trade-121412]