Posted December 15, 2012

Mets, Jays reportedly close to trade involving R.A. Dickey

The Jays reportedly are pursuing a trade including Mets Cy Young award winner R.A. Dickey. (Alex Trautwig/Getty Images)

The Blue Jays reportedly are pursuing a trade involving Mets Cy Young award winner R.A. Dickey. (Alex Trautwig/Getty Images)

The Mets and Blue Jays are close to agreeing on a trade that would include Cy Young award winner R.A. Dickey, according to major league sources in a report by Jon Paul Morosi.

The names of Jays players headed to the Mets have not been finalized, but Morosi reports Toronto outfielder Anthony Gose is likely to be included, as well as one of the Jays’ catchers, J.P. Arencibia or Travis d’Arnaud. Gose, who batted .223 with with 1 home run and 11 RBI in 166 at-bats and 56 games for the Jays in 2012, has been projected to split time with Rajai Davis in left field or start the 2013 season at Triple-A Buffalo.

Dickey, 38, is under contract with the Mets through the 2013 season, but has expressed his desire for an extension. It’s not known if the Jays will be allowed to discuss an extension with Dickey as a condition of the trade.

Dickey became the first knuckleball pitcher to win the Cy Young Award after finishing 20-6 with a 2.73 ERA and a 1.05 WHIP in 2012. He is 39-28 with a 2.95 ERA in the past three seasons, averaging 205 2/3 innings.

Dickey would be yet another big-name off-season addition to the Jays’ starting pitching rotation, after the team traded for Mark Buehrle and Josh Johnson of the Marlins last month.

Dickey’s presence in the rotation could free up the Jays to shift left-hander J.A. Happ to their bullpen. The Jays acquired Happ from the Astros in a trade in July.


This just in from the year 2023....the marlins are still in last place.


The Mets should ask for rhp Jeff Lincoln in the deal w/ Jays. Lincoln was starting to look awesome coming out of the Pirates bullpen in 6th/7th inning in late June/July before he was moved by Pitts to Toronto for of Travis Snyder. Lincoln could be stretched out to be a starter but I'd keep him in the pen as an 8th inning guy for now. Lincoln did not pitch as well in the AL for Jays - maybe he's an NL kind of guy?

Lyle F
Lyle F

As a BlueJay fan, I don't know if this will make the Jays World Series contenders, but I have to say, it's going to be fun year to watch. From one of the worst starting rotations to potenially a very good one, without sacrificng a ton of offense. Cancel the NHL season and lets bring on baseball! I can't believe I just said that, but that's how I feel.

robertpellicane 3 Like

The just in from the year 2023....the mets are still paying Bobby Bonilla.